VSS 2018: July, 9-11

16th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems and Sliding Mode Control (VSS20)

VSS20 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference will be from September 9 - 11. More information about VSS20 can be found here.

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15th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems and Sliding Mode Control (VSS18)

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).

 Conference Programme

The detailed workshop programme is available at the papercept submission system. An overview of the programme is given in the table below.

Besides getting your conference bag which includes a ticket for public transportation you can enjoy the included beverages at the welcome registration on July 8 from 4 until 7 pm.

Registration on-site will be possible during the entire programme of the workshop.


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.



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 10, 2018
Deadline for final submission and online registration     May 1, 2018


Conference fees

Per registration two papers can be submitted, in the case of a student registration 1 paper can be submitted. More papers can be uploaded, however USD 200 will be charged per additional paper. Note that in the case of over-length papers (i.e. papers with seven or eight pages) an extra fee of USD 175 per page will be charged. Please consider, for late registration, which starts at May 1, 2018, USD 125 will be charged additionally, in the case of on site registration USD 200 will be added. An additional ticket for the conference dinners costs USD 95.
There is no option for refunding the conference fees.

full-nonIEEE       USD 550
full-IEEE       USD 500
student-nonIEEE       USD 350
student IEEE       USD 300


over-length paper   USD 175 per additional pager
late registration (starts with May 1)   USD 125 additionally
 on site registration   USD 200 additionally
 extra ticket for conference dinner   USD 95


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