WODES 2022

16th IFAC Workshop on Discrete Event Systems

September 7-8, 2022 | Prague, Czechia


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

Emerging applications in telecommunication systems and related fields: performance evaluation, online control

Applications incl. manufacturing, transportation or distributed systems, workflow, protocols, office automation, process control or software engineering

Formalisms & modelling methodologies:
Petri nets, state automata, statecharts, process algebras, max/plus-algebra

Security properties for cyber-physical systems and real-time systems

Control of discrete-event systems with an emphasis on supervisory & real-time control

Performance evaluation, diagnosis, optimisation, implementation & scheduling

Discrete approaches of hybrid systems and reactive systems


Important Dates

  • Special Session Proposals: March 20, 2022
  • Paper submission deadline: March 29, 2022
  • Best Student Paper Award Nomination: July 20, 2022
  • Acceptance Notification: June 5-10, 2022
  • Final Submission: July 20, 2022
  • Date of Workshop: September 7-8, 2022


  • Early Registration Fee: 490 euro (250 euro for students and retirees)
  • Late Registration Fee: 590 euro (reduced for students and retirees)
  • Early Registration Deadline: July 20, 2022
  • Late Registration Deadline: August 31, 2022

Invited Speakers



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.


Program Committee

  • Kamel Barkaoui (CNAM Paris, France)
  • Francesco Basile (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • João Carlos Basilio (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
  • Rene K. Boel (University of Ghent, Belgium)
  • Kai Cai (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Antonio Eduardo Carrilho da Cunha (Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Christos G. Cassandras (Boston University, USA)
  • Roberto Cordone (University of Milano, Italy)
  • Isabel Demongodin (Aix-Marseille Université, France)
  • Dimos V. Dimarogonas (KTH Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Mariagrazia Dotoli (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)
  • Martin Fabian (Chalmers University)
  • Eric Fabre (INRIA Rennes, France)
  • Maria Pia Fanti (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)
  • Jean-Marc Faure (ENS Cachan, France)
  • 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)
  • Benoit Iung (CRAN Nancy, France)
  • Jan Komenda (Institute of Mathematics of CAS, Czechia), Chair
  • Stéphane Lafortune (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Sébastien Lahaye (Université d’Angers, France)
  • Dimitri Lefebvre (Université Le Havre, France)
  • Bengt Lennartson (Chalmers University, Sweden)
  • Jean-Jacques Lesage (ENS Cachan, France)
  • Jean Jacques Loiseau (IRCCYN Nantes, France)
  • Ernesto Lopez-Mellado (Cinvestav Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • Marco Macchi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • 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)
  • Hervé Marchand (INRIA Rennes, France)
  • Tomáš Masopust (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czechia), Editor
  • Thomas Moor (FAU Erlangen, Germany)
  • Gasper Music (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Patricia Nascimento Pena (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil)
  • Luigi Piroddi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Jörg Raisch (TU Berlin, Germany)
  • Michel Reniers (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  • Spyros Reveliotis (Georgia Tech, USA), Co-Chair
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Xiang Yin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Meng Chu Zhou (New Jersey Institute of Technology, China)

Organizing Committee

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

Steering Committee

  • 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)


The event is organised with the support of following projects:

Supporting partners: