Discrete Event Systems: Modeling and Control

Proceedings of a Joint Workshop held in Prague, August 1992

  • Silvano Balemi
  • Petr Kozák
  • Rein Smedinga

Part of the Progress in Systems and Control Theory book series (PSCT, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Logical Models

  3. Optimisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Geert Jan Olsder
      Pages 113-124
    3. J. G. Braker, J. A. C. Resing
      Pages 125-139
    4. Kyle J. Williams, Julie A. Gannon, Mark S. Andersland, James E. Lumpp Jr., Thomas L. Casavant
      Pages 141-151
    5. Raja Sengupta, Stéphane Lafortune
      Pages 153-160
  4. The Workshop Exercise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Silvano Balemi, Petr Kozák, Rein Smedinga
      Pages 163-166
    3. František Čapkovič
      Pages 173-179
    4. Gérard J. Hoffmann, Howard Wong-Toi
      Pages 189-197
    5. Sheng-Luen Chung, Stéphane Lafortune, Feng Lin
      Pages 207-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-232

About this book


Research of discrete event systems is strongly motivated by applications in flex­ ible manufacturing, in traffic control and in concurrent and real-time software verification and design, just to mention a few important areas. Discrete event system theory is a promising and dynamically developing area of both control theory and computer science. Discrete event systems are systems with non-numerically-valued states, inputs, and outputs. The approaches to the modelling and control of these systems can be roughly divided into two groups. The first group is concerned with the automatic design of controllers from formal specifications of logical requirements. This re­ search owes much to the pioneering work of P.J. Ramadge and W.M. Wonham at the beginning of the eighties. The second group deals with the analysis and op­ timization of system throughput, waiting time, and other performance measures for discrete event systems. The present book contains selected papers presented at the Joint Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (WODES'92) held in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on Au­ gust 26-28, 1992 and organized by the Institute of Information Theory and Au­ tomation of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia, by the Automatic Control Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) , Zurich, Switzerland, and by the Department of Computing Science of the University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.


automatic control control control theory discrete event system information theory system

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvano Balemi
    • 1
  • Petr Kozák
    • 2
  • Rein Smedinga
    • 3
  1. 1.Automatic Control LaboratorySwiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)ZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Inst. of Information Theory and AutomationCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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