VSS 2018

We are happy to announce that the 15th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems and Sliding Mode Control (VSS18) will take place at Graz Universitiy of Technology in 2018 (July, 9 - 11).


Call for paper

Here you can download the call for paper.


Extended Deadline for paper submission

The deadline for paper submission is shifted to February 9, 2018.

Paper submission and registration

For paper submission and registration to the conference please use the following link.

All papers must be submitted electronically through PaperCept Conference Management System.

Note that the organizers of VSS 18 agreed to have a double-blind review process.


Visa information

Information about a "Schengen Visa" in order to enter the Schengen countries and in particular Austria are available here.


Templates and format requirements

Only PDF files will be accepted. Please use the following templates

and consider the requirements

  • Language: English
  • Paper length: 6 pages
  • over-length paper: papers of length up to 8 pages will be accepted (over-lenght fee of EUR 150 per additional page will apply)
  • Paper size: US Letter
  • Maximum File Size: 2MB

For initial submission of your paper, please do not edit the names of the authors and do not include any information about the authors affiliation. Keep this information as it appears in the provided templates. There will be a double-blind review process. Personalized papers can not be considered during the review process, i.e. they will not be forwarded to reviewers.



The scope of the workshop relies on the theory of sliding mode control and observation and in particular on

  • Higher Order Sliding Mode,
  • First Order Sliding Mode,
  • Chattering analysis,
  • Discrete time sliding mode,
  • Lyapunov Methods for Variable Structure Systems & Sliding Mode Control,
  • Homogeneity Methods for Variable Structure Systems & Sliding Mode Control,
  • Adaptive sliding mode,
  • Sliding Mode based Observation,
  • Application of Sliding Mode Control to other theoretical problems.

Applications for instance out of the fields

  • Automotive Systems,
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic systems,
  • Electric drives and actuators,
  • Power electronics,
  • Networked Control Systems,
  • Multi-agent systems,
  • Mobile robots,
  • Fault Detection,
  • Process industry

are highly welcome.


Important Dates

Paper submission site open     November, 2017
Extendend Deadline for paper submission     February 9, 2018
Notification of acceptance     March 31, 2018
Final submission and registration open     April 1, 2018
Deadline for final submission and online registration     May 1, 2018


Conference fees

Per registration two papers can be submitted. Please consider, for late registration, which starts at May 1, 2018, EUR 100 will be charged additionally.
There is no option for refunding the conference fees.

full-nonIEEE       EUR 440
full-IEEE       EUR 440
student-nonIEEE       EUR 290
student IEEE       EUR 250



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