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: July 10, 2022
  • Date of Workshop: September 7-9, 2022


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

IFAC Copyright

Please consult IFAC copyright conditions.

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 Institute 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 algebras, 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 Control. 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

Elzbieta Roszkowska holds the M.S. degree in computer science and the Ph.D. and D.Sc. (habilitation) degrees in automation and robotics. She is a professor at the Department of Cybernetics and Robotics, at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST), Poland, involved in both research and teaching. Her professional interest is in the event-based and hybrid control for complex systems with a specific reference to automation and robotics applications. She coordinated a number of research projects, the recent of which has been nominated to the award granted by Polish Center of Intelligent Development. As one of the creators of a new field of study at WUST - Embedded Robotics, prof. Roszkowska acts currently as its director. She also serves as expert in national and international bodies, including European Commission and industry. Elzbieta Roszkowska is a senior member of IEEE, worked two terms as an associate editor in the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and has been a PC member of many international conferences.

  • Kamel Barkaoui (CNAM Paris, France)
  • Francesco Basile (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • João Carlos Basilio (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
  • Kai Cai (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Antonio Eduardo Carrilho da Cunha (Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Roberto Cordone (University of Milano, Italy)
  • Isabel Demongodin (Aix-Marseille Université, France)
  • Dimos V. Dimarogonas (KTH Stockholm, Sweden)
  • 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)
  • Laurent Hardouin (University of Angers, France)
  • Hesuan Hu (Xidian University, China)
  • Jan Komenda (Institute of Mathematics of CAS, Czechia), Chair
  • Stéphane Lafortune University of Michigan
  • Dimitri Lefebvre (Université Le Havre, France)
  • Jean-Jacques Lesage (ENS Cachan, France)
  • Ernesto Lopez-Mellado (Cinvestav Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • Cristian Mahulea (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Carlos Andrey Maia (UFMG Belo Horizonte, Brasil)
  • Robi Malik (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
  • Agostino Marcello Mangini (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)
  • Tomáš Masopust (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czechia), Editor
  • Gasper Music (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Patricia Nascimento Pena (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil)
  • Michel Reniers (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  • Spyros Reveliotis (Georgia Tech, USA), Co-Chair
  • 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)
  • Anne-Kathrin Schmuck (MPI for Software Systems, Germany)
  • Rong Su (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Shigemasa Takai (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Armand Toguyeni (École Centrale de Lille, France)
  • Yin Tong (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)
  • Toshimitsu Ushio (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Jan H. van Schuppen (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
  • Yorai Wardi (Georgia Tech, USA)
  • Naiqi Wu (Macau University of Science and 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)