Call for Papers


The TFMST Workshop series objective is to discuss approaches to combine tools from mathematical systems theory and irreversible thermodynamics. Themes include: Passive systems analysis and feedback control design; Distributed parameter systems analysis and feedback control design; Chemical Reaction Networks (CRNs); Chemically reacting systems; Energy efficient processes evolving on different time scales; Particular systems; Quantum systems; Large-scale networked systems; and, Cyber-physical systems.

The first event in the series was held in Lyon (France) in 2012. The second workshop was held in Vigo (Spain) in 2016, followed by TFMST 2019 in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). The fourth workshop will be held in hybrid mode in July 2022, with the in-person component be held in Montreal, Canada.

Important Dates (Updated and Final)

Submission opening02 February 2022
Deadline for submission of draft regular papers15 April 2022
Deadline for submission of draft extended abstracts15 April 2022
Authors notification17 June 2022
Registration opening28 June 2022
Final Paper due08 July 2022 (final submission subject to registration)
Final Program08 July2022
Early Registration08 July 2022
Workshop TFMST202224 to 27 July 2022


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