Important dates
  • Papers submissions
  • February 7th, 2014 12:00 pm

  • Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • April 11th, 2014

  • Final submission and online registration opens
  • April 15th, 2014

  • Deadline for final submission
  • May 8th, 2014

  • Deadline for early registration
  • May 27th, 2014

  • Deadline for registrations
  • June 11th, 2014

  • Conference : France, Nantes
  • June 29th - July 2nd, 2014


Download Call for PAPERS


The 13th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems is scheduled to be held from June 29 to July 2nd, 2014, on the campus of ECN (Ecole Centrale de Nantes), in the IRCCyN (Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cybern├ętique de Nantes) building, in Nantes, France.

The objective of the VSS workshop is to bring together the international community of researchers and practitioners in the area of Variable Structure Systems and Sliding Mode Control.

The VSS 2014 will feature 3 plenary sessions (whose at least one given by an industrial partner), and regular and interactive sessions on the most recent results obtained in the field of sliding mode control and variable structure systems.

Program and informations on transportation, VSS location, ...

are now available ...


Concerning the interactive session, the recommended size is A1 (841mm x 594mm) "Portrait" format.


The poster has to contain the VSS logo on the right top corner.



EPS (Vector.)



  • Theory / Methodology
    • High order sliding mode control (SMC)
    • Chattering analysis
    • Discrete time SMC
    • Output sampling SMC
    • Adaptive SMC
    • Output feedback SMC
    • SMC for hybrid systems
    • Sliding mode observers (SMO)
    • SMO based fault detection
  • Application fields of SMC / SM observers
    • Electric drives and actuators
    • Hydraulic/pneumatic actuators
    • Robotics
    • Automotive industry
    • Aerial / aerospace vehicles
    • Smart structures
    • Biologic systems

Papers submissions


The final version of the accepted papers can be downloaded on the site :



Prospectives participants are invited to electronically submit the full version of their work following IEEE Standards.

Accepted papers will be published on a numerical support and are planned to be included in the IEEE Xplore database. Selected articles from the workshop are also planned to be published in special issues of journals indexed in SCI.

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Nantes Métropole