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AT.504.EN: Discrete Event Systems

Course for Students in:


Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Discrete Event Systems (2 Week; Chapter 1)
  2. Languages and Automata (5 Weeks; Chapter 2)
    • Concepts of Languages and Automata
    • Operations on Automata
    • Finite-State Automata
    • Analysis of Discrete Event Systems
  3. Supervisory Control (5 Weeks; Chapter 3)
    • Feedback control with Supervisors
    • Specifications on Controlled Systems
    • Control with Partial Controllability
    • Nonblocking control
    • Decentralised Control


Prof. Yuri Shardt

Course Schedule:

Summer Semester 2020

Due to the coronavirus, this lecture will be offered solely online. Please register with the lecturer, Yuri Shardt (, by April 14th, 2020. The lectures will start on April 14th, 2020. The lectures will be conducted using e-mail and online seminars. All pertinent information can be found on the course website.

Course Syllabus:

Sample Final:


·Christos G. Cassandras and Stéphane Lafortune (2008), Introduction to Discrete Event Systems, 2nd edition, Springer: New York, New York, United States of America.