- IFAC (TC 1.3 Discrete event and hybrid systems)
- IEEE Control Systems Society
- CoECyT-Jal
(Council for Science and technology of the state of Jalisco)
- Jalisco state
and Guadalajara city administration
- EasyChair

The Interdisciplinary field of Discrete Event Systems (DES) combines different formalisms, methodologies and tools from automatic control, computer science and operation research. The research activity in this field is driven by the needs of many different application domains: manufacturing, process control, supervisory systems, embedded and networked systems, software engineering, transportation, and son on.

This 11th edition of WODES is coming to Guadalajara, Mexico, being hosted by the Cinvestav. 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.


- Formalisms and modeling methodologies for DES: Petri nets, automata, state charts, process algebras, max/plus-algebra, queueing networks...
- Observability and fault diagnosis of DES
- Control of DES with emphasis on supervisory control and on real time control
- Performance evaluation, parametric optimization and scheduling
- Discrete approaches of hybrid systems and reactive systems
- Fluid approximations of DES
- Applications including manufacturing systems, transportation systems, process control, distributed systems, hardware and software engineering, office automation, workflow, protocols, telecommunication systems, biological systems, ...
- Computer tools


Previous editions

WODES'10: 10th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Berlin, Germany. 30 August-1 September 2010. 

WODES'08: 9th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Göteborg, Sweden. 28-30 May 2008. 

WODES'06:8th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. 10-12 July 2006. 

WODES'04: IFAC Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (7th edition). Reims, France. 22-24 September, 2004. 

WODES'02: 6th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Zaragoza, Spain. 2-4 October, 2002. 

WODES'2000: 5th Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Ghent, Belgium. 21-23 August, 2000. 

WODES'98: 4th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Cagliari, Italy. 26-28 August, 1998. 

WODES'96: Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 19-21 August, 1996.

WODES'94: 11th Int. Conf. on Analysis and Optimization of Systems, Discrete Event Systems. Sophia-Antipolis, France. 15-17 June, 1994. 

WODES'92: Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Prague, Czechoslovakia. 26-28 August, 1992.