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Discrete Event Systems

TC Leadership

Maria Pia Fanti

TC Co-Chair

Maria Pia Fanti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy


MuDer Jeng

TC Co-Chair

MuDer Jeng (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan



Our Goal

The primary objective of the TC on Discrete Event Systems (DES) is to promote communication between DES researchers, students, and practitioners. Hence, the goal of the TC is to provide a basis for the exchange of information and ideas among researchers and practitioners through scientific events, such as special conference sessions, tutorials and journal special issues.

Discrete event system models (for instance Petri nets, automata, Markov chains) are used to describe very different aspects of the real word: computer systems, communication systems, manufacturing systems, traffic systems. Corporations and researchers are attracted by the key problem of using effectively and efficiently the latest developments of Information and Communication Technologies and Internet of Things in different new fields such as transportation systems, logistics networks, healthcare systems, smart building and smart cities. This new application leads to the description of new realities that exhibit a high degree of concurrency and are characterized by resource sharing and conflicts. The challenge is opening new frontiers in the application of tools and models typical of the discrete event systems in order to improve the knowledge and the management of new complex and man made systems.

The TC on DES will:

  • Select a set of SMCS sponsored conference that the TC can support in order to determine different contexts in which the TC member can meet and exchange
  • Push the application of DES tools and strategies in new practical fields
  • Organize workshops
  • Provide the technical support for key SMC sponsored conferences
  • Establish a TC news letter about the new contributions, published papers, conferences about Discrete Event Systems
  • Organize special sessions at the SMCS conferences
  • Push the TC members to edit books
  • Push the TC members to write special issues
  • Organize web meetings

Members

  • Francesco Basile, University of Benevento, Italy
  • Feng Chu, Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne, France
  • Mariagrazia Dotoli, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
  • Martin Fabian, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Jean Marc Faure, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
  • Alessandro Giua, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Hesuan Hu, Xidian University, Shaanxi, China
  • Ali Karimoddini, North Calorina State University, USA
  • DooYong Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  • Jin-Shyan Lee, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
  • Bengt Lennartson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Jean-Jacques Lesage, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
  • Zhiwu Li, Xidian University, China
  • Da-Yin Liao, National Chi-Nan University, Nantou, Taiwan
  • Ernesto Lopez, CINVESTAV, Mexico
  • Cristian Mahulea, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Agostino Marcello Mangini, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
  • Guido Maione, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
  • Liu Min, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
  • Giovanni Pedroncelli, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
  • Spyros Reveliotis, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Robin G. Qiu, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Carla Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Ying Tang, Rowan University, USA
  • Walter Ukovich, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Jiacun Wang, Monmouth University, USA
  • Lixian Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • MengChu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Join Us

  • Interact with researchers and practitioners that apply the DES research in relatively new and rapidly growing research fields (f.e., Internet of Things, Industry 4.0)
  • Exchange research ideas and forming partnership.
  • Participate in exciting conferences, workshops, and special issues.
  • Make friends from different parts of the world.
  • Make a tangible and positive impact on the society.

Recent Activities

  • Sponsored the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI 2017), September 18-20, 2017 Bari, Italy.
  • Organized a special session at 2017 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI 2017), September 18-20, 2017 Bari, Italy.
  • Sponsored the 14th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, May 16-18, 2017, Calabria, Southern Italy.
  • Organized two invited sessions at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, to be held in May 16-18, 2017, Calabria, Southern Italy.
  • Co-sponsored the “Special Section on Emerging Advances in Logistics Systems: Integrating Remote Sensing, IT, and Autonomy”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2016, VOL. 13, No. 4, pp. 1420-1421, OCTOBER 2016.
  • Organized at the Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, WODES 2016, in Xi’An China, May 30 – June 1 2016, the successful special session on Discrete Event Systems Approaches in Logistics and Transportation Systems (organizers by Maria Pia Fanti, Meng Chu Zhou and Walter Ukovich).
  • Organized a Special session at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 2016, Budapest, October 10-13, 2016.
  • Organized a Special session at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Hong Kong, October 10-13, 2015.
  • Co-sponsored the International Conference SALENTO AVR 2014, Lecce (Italy), September 17-20, 2014.
  • Co-sponsored the Human-Machine Interaction Summer School - HMISS 2015.
  • Co-sponsored Automatica.it 2015, September 7-9 2015, Bari Italy,
  • Co-Sponsored the ICCSE 2015, November 9-10, 2015 at the UCONN’s main campus in Storrs, CT, USA.
  • Organized an Invited Session at the IEEE CDC on “Modeling, Coordination and Consensus Agreement in Multi-Component Systems“.
  • Organized a workshop at the IEEE ETFA 2014: Workshop: Advanced Platform for manufacturing Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management, Organizers: Maria Pia Fanti, Walter Ukovich.
  • Co-sponsored Workshop “New Challenges and Results in Health Care Management” at the 18th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and factories Automation, 10-13 September 2013, Cagliari, Italy.
  • Co-sponsored 2014 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC 2014).
  • Co-sponsored IEEE INISTA (IEEE International Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications), Alberobello (Bari), June 23 – 25, 2014.
  • Co-sponsored 22nd Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation – Palermo (Italy), June 16-19, 2014.
  • Co-sponsored the International Conference SALENTO AVR 2014, Lecce (Italy), September 17-20, 2014.
  • Organized at ETFA 2014: Workshop: Advanced Platform for manufacturing Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management, Organizers: Maria Pia Fanti, Walter Ukovich.
  • Co-sponsored 2013 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC 2013).
  • Organized at EMSS 2013 Track “Advanced Simulation for Logistics Systems”, Organizers Maria Pia Fanti, Chrysostomos Stylios, Walter Ukovich, 25 - 27 September 2013, Royal Olympic, Athens, Greece.
  • Organized at IEEE SMC 2013: Special session on “Discrete Event Systems”, Organizers: Maria Pia Fanti, October 13-16, 2013, Manchester, UK.
  • Organized at IFAC MIM 2013: Special session on “Product Lifecycle Management and Product Design Support Systems Session” Organizers: Joachim Lentes, Maria Pia Fanti, Walter Ukovich.
  • Organized at ETFA 2013: Workshop: New Challenges and Results in Health Care Management. Organizers: Maria Pia Fanti, Walter Ukovich, 10-13 September 2013, Cagliari, Italy.
  • Organized at CDC 2013: Special session on the Integration of Behavioral and Performance Control in Discrete Event Systems Theory, Organizers: Spyros Reveliotis and Rong Su, Florence, Italy.
  • Published a Special Issue: Health Care Management and Optimization, Guest editors M. P. Fanti, W. Ukovich, X. Xie, M.C. Zhou,” IEEE Transaction on System Man and Cybernetics –Part A, November 2012, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 1310-1313, ISSN 1083-4427.
  • Sponsored the IEEE 2010 Workshop on Health Care Management, Venice, Italy, February 18-20, 2010, General Chairs: Prof. Maria Pia Fanti and Mengchu Zhou.

 


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