The interdisciplinary field of Discrete Event Systems (DES) combines different formalisms, methodologies and tools from control, computer science and operations research. The research activity in this field is driven by the needs of many different applications domains: manufacturing, process control, supervisory systems, software engineering, transportation, and so on. Discrete Event Systems is now a mature field and many interesting applications have been developed.
The Workshop Series on Discrete Event Systems started in 1992 and has been held every two years. It aims to provide researchers from different fields (control theoreticians and control engineers, software engineers and computer scientists, operations research specialists) with an opportunity to exchange information and new ideas, and to discuss new developments in the field of DES theory and application.
The workshop covers all topics in discrete event theory and applications, including (but not limited to) the following:
WODES 2016: 13th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Xi'an, China. 30 May - 1 June 2016.
WODES 2014: 12th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Cachan, France. 14-16 May 2014.
WODES 2012: 11th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Guadalajara, Mexico. 3-5 October 2012.
WODES 2010: 10th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Berlin, Germany. 30 August-1 September 2010.
WODES 2008: 9th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Göteborg, Sweden. 28-30 May 2008.
WODES 2006: 8th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. 10-12 July 2006.
WODES 2004: IFAC Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (7th edition). Reims, France. 22-24 September 2004.
WODES 2002: 6th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Zaragoza, Spain. 2-4 October 2002.
WODES 2000: 5th Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Ghent, Belgium. 21-23 August 2000.
WODES 1998: 4th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Cagliari, Italy. 26-28 August 1998.
WODES 1996: Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 19-21 August 1996.
WODES 1994: 11th Int. Conf. on Analysis and Optimization of Systems, Discrete Event Systems. Sophia-Antipolis, France. 15-17 June 1994.
WODES 1992: Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Prague, Czechoslovakia. 26-28 August 1992.
Xiren Cao (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
Christos Cassandras (Boston University, USA)
Bengt Lennartsson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Chair
Jean-Jacques Lesage (ENS Cachan, France)
Antonio Ramírez Trevińo (CINVESTAV, Guadalajara, Mexico)
Zhiwu Li (Xi'an, China)
Stéphane Lafortune (University of Michigan, USA), Until 2014
Janan Zaytoon (University of Reim, France), Until 2012
Manuel Silva (University of Zaragoza, Spain), Until 2010
Rene Boel (Ghent University, Belgium), Until 2008
Alessandro Giua ( University of Cagliari, Italy), Until 2006
Guy Cohen (CERMICS-ENPC, France), Until 2004
Rein Smedinga (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Until 2004
Michael Spathopoulos (University of Strathclyde, UK), Until 2004
DEDS: International journal "Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications". Springer.
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