The 1st International SCHOOL on Discrete Event Systems (DES SCHOOL 2018) will be held at Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast, Sorrento Coast, Italy, from May 27 to May 29, 2018.

The school is targeted at Ph.D. students (and young researchers) with the opportunity to learn the main concepts as well as the recent results in the field discrete event systems theory and application.

The PhD school will include lectures based on discrete event system modeling (using Petri nets, automata or max-plus algebra), supervisory control including symbolic computation/computational methods in supervisory control, formal methods in control, diagnosis-opacity-privacy-security, discrete event systems approaches to cyber physical systems and Industry 4.0

The course will be organized in nine two-hours lectures and a final discussion and, to meet the didactic objectives, it will require a workload of two ECTS credits .
At the end of the course each participant will receive a simple certificate of attendance.
Participants wishing to obtain ECTS credits must inform the school organizers in the registration phase and pass an exam at the end of the course.

The full program of the school, other information and the registration procedure can be found on the school web site:

The 1st International SCHOOL on Discrete Event Systems is a satellite event of WODES 2018.  


Introduction: Modeling, Analysis, and Control of DES   -  Stéphane Lafortune, University of Michigan
Petri nets: Modeling and Applications  -  Maria Pia Fanti, University of Bari
Supervisory Control: Calculating Supervisors, the What and the How  -  Martin Fabian , Chalmers University of Technology
Formal Methods for Provably-Correct Control Design for Cyber-Physical Systems  -  Necmiye Ozay, University of Michigan
State Estimation and Event Inference: Applications to Fault Diagnosis and Opacity Verification -   Christoforos N. Hadjicostis, University of Cyprus
Analysis and Control of Petri Nets Alessandro Giua, University of Cagliari
Distributed and Timed Observation and Control Problems  - Stavros Tripakis , University of California
DES-based Modeling, Analysis and Control of Complex Resource Allocation SystemsSpyros Reveliotis, Georgia Institute of Technology
Stochastic DES and Towards Hybrid Systems  -  Christos G. Cassandras , Boston University

Registration deadline: March 22, 2018.

Brembo - Iniziativa LIFT

Iniziativa di Brembo, rivolta a brillanti neolaureati in Ingegneria nelle seguenti discipline:

Aeronautica, Aerospaziale, dell’Automazione, Chimica, Elettronica, Gestionale, Informatica, Matematica, dei Materiali, Meccanica, Meccatronica, del Veicolo.

Il 7 marzo alle 11 in Aula Bobbio.

Opportunità di tesi in collaborazione con CNR-Istituto Motori

Tesi in collaborazione con CNR-Istituto Motori su "Modeling and identification techniques For Diesel Engine PM and NOx Emission Reduction"

L'efficienza dei consumi e la riduzione delle emissioni sono ad oggi i fattori che maggiormente spingono per un'evoluzione dei sistemi di propulsione veicolo in ambito urbano ed extra-urbano. I nuovi sistemi sia di gestione della combustione (outside cylinder technologies) sia di post-trattamento dei gas di scarico, sono possibili alternative per soddisfare le norme stringenti sull'impatto ambientale dei motori diesel, relative ai livelli ammissibili di PM, e di NOx. In tale ambito, la modellistica per controllo gioca un ruolo importante nella realizzazione e implementazione delle nuove tecnologie. 

L'attività di tesi si pone l'obiettivo di sviluppare una strategia di controllo che abiliti la riduzione delle emissioni da motori diesel.
L'attività prevede la partecipazione attiva ai test sperimentali su veicolo "Fiat Ducato" appositamente equipaggiato per i test su strada e pista che si terranno a Napoli.
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Disponibilità di tesi in azienda

Disponibilità di tesi magistrali presso Officina Della Cucina Italiana (Arzano, NA) sulle seguenti tematiche:

  • Automazione di nastri trasportatori (software di automazione per PLC e gestione intelligente del sistema di movimentazione)
  • Revamping di una macchina saldatrice e montaggio manici
  • Impostazione di un sistema SCADA per il monitoraggio della produzione e per la gestione della manutenzione
  • Riconoscimento automatico di manufatti con sistema di visione

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Software developer in robotics medical technology @ Kuka

Kuka is seeking a brilliant  Software developer (m/f) in the field of robotics in medical technology.

The candidate will join the medical robotics software development team of  KUKA R&D Medical Robotics Department, located in Augsburg. 

Official job posting (in German)


Field of activity:

·         Development of robot applications and control modules in the field of medical technology;

·         Design, implementation and testing of software modules for robot control;

·         Development of real-time components;

·         Create the corresponding requirements, realization and test specifications;

·         Living the scrum methodology in self-responsible teams;

·         Close cooperation with product owner and project management;



·         Completed degree in computer science, electrical engineering, physics or a comparable degree program;

·         Very good C ++ and Java programming skills;

·         Experience with common development tools and processes;

·         Knowledge of control technology and real-time applications are desirable;

·         Knowledge in the field of control engineering and robotics are an advantageous;

·         Knowledge of the operating systems VxWorks, Linux and Windows are advantageous;

·         Methodology in Agile SW development (Scrum);

·         Good communication and team skills;

·         Good English knowledge.

Postdoc @ TU Delft

E' aperta una posizione di post-doc presso il Delft Center for Systems and Control, TU Delft.

Job description 

We are looking for a talented post-doctoral research fellow with background and interest
in System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimisation; strong mathematical skills;
a track record of publications in high-quality journals and/or conferences;
and an excellent command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).

The researcher will conduct fundamental theoretical and algorithmic research on complex dynamical networks,
with possible applications to systems in both engineering and biology.
The researcher will not be assigned to a pre-defined project. She/He will be free to follow her/his own preferences
within the research activities and expertise of the group. For more information on the possible research topics,
see: or    

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

- Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Operations Research,
Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
- Strong mathematical skills, along with ability and interest to work at the intersection
of several technical research domains, in particular System Theory, Automatic Control, Optimisation.
- Good programming skills (e.g., in Matlab).
- Excellent command of the English language and communication skills.

Expertise in either networked dynamical systems, decentralised control or systems biology is highly appreciated.

Conditions of employment
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance

and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school.
Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact dr Giulia Giordano, e-mail: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. .

An application dossier consists of the following documents:
- detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications;
- a brief statement of motivation, research interests and vision (1-2 pages);
- academic transcripts of all exams taken and obtained degrees (in English);
- names and contact information of up to three references (e.g. PhD supervisors);
- up to five publications (possibly, also currently unpublished work ad PhD thesis).

Applications can be submitted by 1 April 2018 to Irina Bruckner, e-mail: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. .
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME18-11.

The call for applications will remain open until the ideal candidate is found.
The starting date is flexible, but ideally would be May/June 2018.

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