14th Workshop on Discrete Event Systems

May 30 - June 1, 2018

Sorrento Coast, Italy

Welcome to WODES 2018, Sorrento Coast, Italy

The 14th Workshop on Discrete Event Systems will be held at Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast, Sorrento Coast, Italy, from May 30 to June 1, 2018. It will 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.

Sorrento, the Sorrento Peninsula, and the neighboring Amalfi Coast are one of the most popular tourist resorts since the time of the Grand Tour. Its secular hospitality tradition ensures that the thousands of tourists that visit it every year leave with font memories, boast of a receptive ability to satisfy every demand, thanks to the broad range of hotels, bed and breakfasts, and residence facilities as well as restaurants, bar, cafes and numerous shops by the big fashion houses and others. A lot of Italian excellent Michelin-starred restaurants are located in this area.

The Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast, located between the magnificent Gulf of Naples and the famous rocks of the Sorrento Peninsula, is a modern four star hotel born from the reconversion of an old cement factory.Its strategic location places the hotel in the center of the most enchanting touristic itineraries of the Campania region, due to its proximity to the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Important Dates

Best Student Paper Award Nomination
April 30, 2018

Paper submission:
December 15, 2017 (FIRM DEADLINE)
November 15, 2017

Special Session Proposals:
November 15, 2017
November 1, 2017

Acceptance Notification:
February 28, 2018

Final Submission and early registration
March 22, 2018
March 15, 2018

Date of Workshop:
May 30 - June 1, 2018


April 6, 2018
Best student paper award nomination information is available in the Submission page.
Program is now available.

March 2, 2018
Registration and accomodation info are available. Final Submission and early registration deadline extended to March, 22. Rooms are reserved at special price until April, 15th.

Dec 5, 2017
Final submission deadline for all papers is December 15, 2017 (FIRM DEADLINE).

Nov 21, 2017
To facilitate the review process, authors of application oriented papers are invited to select the keyword “Application” (with the highest priority) during the submission process, regardless of whether they choose to submit the paper in the Regular paper category, or to the special session "Applications of Discrete Event Systems" (code: thump) or in the Demonstrator paper category.

Nov 11, 2017
Extended submission deadline for all papers is December 4, 2017. Session proposals must be submitted by November 15, 2017.

Oct 09, 2017
Special session list available.

Sept 15, 2017
Final call for paper available.

July 10, 2017
Preliminary call for paper available.

December 1, 2016
The website is available.


Sponsored by IFAC TC on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems.

Co-Sponsored by IFAC TC Computers for Control, TC on Manufacturing Plant Control and TC on Fault Detection,Supervision & Safety of Techn.Processes-SAFEPROCESS

Co-Sponsored by IEEE Control System Society, IEEE Italy Section, Italian Chapter IEEE Robotics and Automation, Italian Chapter IEEE Control Systems

Wodes 2018 logo by Andrea Albinni