WODES 2022

Aims and Scope

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 such as manufacturing, process control, supervisory systems, software engineering, transportation.

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.

DES and cyber-physical systems often operate in open and interactive environments and their communication with the outside world may reveal some important secrets of the system. Particularly encouraged are results relating to security and safety properties for cyber-physical systems. Similarly, new results in real-time systems with application in manufacturing are welcome.

The workshop covers all topics in discrete event theory and applications, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Formalisms and modelling methodologies: Petri nets, state automata, statecharts, process algebras, max/plus-algebra,…
  • Control of discrete-event systems with emphasis on supervisory control and on real time control
  • Performance evaluation, diagnosis, optimisation, implementation and scheduling
  • Discrete approaches of hybrid systems and reactive systems
  • Applications including manufacturing systems, transportation systems, process control, distributed systems, software engineering, office automation, workflow, protocols,…
  • Emerging applications in telecommunication systems and related fields: performance evaluation, on-line control
  • Security properties for cyber-physical systems and real-time systems

Important Dates

  • Special Session Proposals: February 15, 2022
  • Paper submission: March 15, 2022
  • Best Student Paper Award Nomination: May 31, 2022
  • Acceptance Notification: June 5-10, 2022
  • Final Submission and early registration: July 10, 2022
  • Date of Workshop: September 7-9, 2022


All papers must be submitted electronically via the PaperCept Conference Management System.

Format and submission guidelines

Please follow the instructions at the IFAC webpage about IFAC copyright conditions IFAC Author Guide when preparing your paper. For the purpose of review only, manuscripts up to eight (8) pages long in the standard two-column conference format will be considered. However, normal length for the final manuscript is limited to six (6) pages. Papers exceeding the normal length may be submitted upon payment of over-length page charges for each page in excess of six. A maximum of two extra pages above normal six are permitted.

Special sessions proposal

Proposals for special sessions are submitted through PaperCept following the link for Invited Session proposal. The proposal for a special session should also be sent by the organizers to the IPC Chairs via email to wodes2022@math.cas.cz and should include:

  • Title of the session and keywords
  • Names, affiliations and contact addresses of the organizers, including email addresses
  • Description and aim of the proposed session
  • Titles of the contributions, together with the names and contact addresses of the contributing and committed authors.

Special sessions papers

They must also be submitted through PaperCept following the link for invited papers. When submitting a special session paper the authors should specify the session code that has been sent to them by the session organizers.

Invited Speakers

Jörg Raisch

Jörg Raisch studied Engineering Cybernetics at Stuttgart University and Control Systems at UMIST, Manchester, UK. He received a PhD and a Habilitation degree, both from Stuttgart University. He holds the chair for Control Systems in the EECS Department at TU Berlin. and he is also an external scientific member of the Max Planck Insti- tute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems. His main research interests are hybrid and hierarchical control, distributed cooperative control, and control of timed discrete event systems in tropical al- gebras, with applications in chemical, medical, and power systems engineering. He was on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Control, the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, and Automatica. He serves on the editorial boards of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems and Foundations and Trends in Systems and Con- trol. From 2017 to 2020, he was chair of IFAC Technical Committee 1.3 (Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems).

Sam Coogan

Sam Coogan is an assistant professor at Georgia Tech with a joint appointment in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He currently holds the Demetrius T. Paris Junior Professorship in the School of ECE. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2017, he was an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA from 2015- 2017. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. His research is in the area of dynamical systems and autonomy and focuses on developing scalable tools for verification and control of networked, cyber-physical systems with an emphasis on transportation systems. He received the Donald P Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council in 2020, a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in 2019, a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2018, the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems Outstanding Paper Award in 2017, and the best student paper award at the 2015 Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control conference in 2015.

Elzbieta Roszkowska


  • Jan Komenda (Institute of Mathematics of CAS, Czechia), Chair
  • Spyros Reveliotis (Georgia Tech, USA), Co-Chair
  • Tomáš Masopust (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czechia), Editor
  • Francesco Basile (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • João Carlos Basilio (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
  • Kamel Barkaoui (CNAM Paris, France)
  • Rene K. Boel (University of Ghent, Belgium)
  • Kai Cai (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Christos G. Cassandras (Boston University, USA)
  • Roberto Cordone (University of Milano, Italy)
  • Bart De Schutter (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
  • Subrakanti Dey (Maynooth University, Ireland)
  • Dimos V. Dimarogonas (KTH Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Mariagrazia Dotoli (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)
  • Christos Emmanouilidis (Cranfield University, UK)
  • Martin Fabian (Chalmers University)
  • Eric Fabre (INRIA Rennes, France)
  • Maria Pia Fanti (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)
  • Georg Frey (Saarland University, Germany)
  • Alessandro Giua (University of Cagliari, Italy)
  • Christoforos Hadjicostis (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
  • Hesuan Hu (Xidian University, China)
  • Benoit Iung (CRAN Nancy, France)
  • Stefan Kowalewski (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Stéphane Lafortune University of Michigan
  • Sébastien Lahaye (Université d'Angers, France)
  • Dimitri Lefebvre (Université Le Havre, France)
  • Bengt Lennartson (Chalmers University, Sweden)
  • Jean-Jacques Lesage (ENS Cachan, France)
  • Feng Lin (Wayne State University, USA)
  • Zhiwu Li (Xidian University, China)
  • Jean Jacques Loiseau (IRCCYN Nantes, France)
  • Ernesto Lopez- Mellado (Cinvestav Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • Jan Lunze (University of Bochum, Germany)
  • Marco Macchi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Cristian Mahulea (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Robi Malik (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
  • Agostino Marcello Mangini (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)
  • Hervé Marchand (INRIA Rennes, France)
  • Carlos Andrey Maia (UFMG Belo Horizonte, Brasil)
  • Marcos Vicente Moreira (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
  • Thomas Moor (FAU Erlangen, Germany)
  • Gasper Music (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Necmiye Ozay (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Thomas Parisini (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Patricia Nascimento Pena (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil)
  • Jean-François Pétin (Université de Lorraine, France)
  • Luigi Piroddi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Jörg Raisch (TU Berlin, Germany)
  • Antonio Ramírez Trevińo (Cinvestav Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • Michel Reniers (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  • Laurie Ricker (Mount Allison University, Canada)
  • Michele Roccotelli (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)
  • Elzbieta Roszkowska (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland)
  • Olivier H. Roux (École Centrale de Nantes, France)
  • Eric Rutten (INRIA Grenoble, France)
  • Simona Sacone (University of Genova, Italy)
  • Klaus Werner Schmidt (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
  • Anne-Kathrin Schmuck (MPI for Software Systems, Germany)
  • Carla Seatzu (University of Cagliari, Italy)
  • Rong Su (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Shigemasa Takai (Osaka University, Japan)
  • John G. Thistle (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Stavros Tripakis (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Armand Toguyeni (École Centrale de Lille, France)
  • Toshimitsu Ushio (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Ton J. J. van den Boom (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
  • Tong Yin (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)
  • Xiang Yin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Naiqi Wu (Macau University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Janan Zaytoon (Université de Reims, France)
  • Meng Chu Zhou (New Jersey Institute of Technology, China)

  • Pavel Burget (CIIRC Czech Technical University, Czechia), Chair
  • Lenka Křivdová (CIIRC Czech Technical University, Czechia)
  • Jan Komenda (Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czechia)
  • Tomáš Masopust (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czechia)

  • Francesco Basile (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • João Carlos dos Santos Basilio (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
  • Maria Pia Fanti (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy)
  • Christoforos Hadjicostis (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
  • Jan Komenda (Institute of Mathematics of CAS, Czechia)
  • Jean-Jacques Lesage (ENS Cachan, France), Chair
  • Zhiwu Li (Xi'an, China)
  • Karen Rudie (Queen's University, Canada)
  • Yorai Wardi (Georgia Tech, USA)


  • Early Registration Fee: 490 euro
  • Late Registration Fee: 590 euro
  • Early Registration Deadline: July 10, 2022