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:
All papers must be submitted electronically via the PaperCept Conference Management System.
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.
Please consult IFAC copyright conditions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and should include:
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.
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 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 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.