The workshop will cover all topics in discrete event theory and applications, including (but not limited to) the following:
Prospective participants are invited to electronically submit regular papers following the instructions on the Submission page. The presented papers will be further screened for possible publications in international journals.
Special sessions offer a venue for presentations that focus on specific topics, and provide an opportunity to discuss challenging issues or common research problems. The format of special sessions consists of 4 to 6 presentations and allows a panel discussion led by the session chair(s), to motivate the exchange of opinions among presenters and participants. Special sessions papers will follow the reviewing process of regular papers.
Among the innovative features of the 14th Workshop
on Discrete Event Systems (WODES2018), contributions are most welcome to
the special demonstrator paper category associated to an exhibition of
demonstrators. The goal of these papers’ category is to promote research
or educational-oriented devices, innovative prototypes and attractive
transfer of technologies towards high-tech enterprise.
Demonstrator papers are regular papers that will be selected on the same high peer-review standards as other regular papers and are intended to promote the excellence of colleagues involved in practical implementation of state-of-the-art control concepts in Discrete Event Systems. The exhibition will highlight the future applicative trends in the DES area.
Demonstrator papers will be presented either at interactive sessions (for video or software demonstrators) or during one day within the demonstrators’ exhibition. Interactive sessions will take place during 2 hour session slots. A desk will be allocated to each speaker with a TV screen to be connected to a laptop (laptops are not provided by the organization). The presenters will be encouraged to emphasize their contributions by means of videos, simulations, demonstrations of software tools, or in classical slideshow format.
The following non exhaustive list of topics provides examples of aimed demonstrator contributions.
All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journal-authors/policies-and-ethics), and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (http://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizers-guide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf/view ). Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com). To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC.