VSS 2016 draft program is available now!
The early registration/final paper submission deadline is extended to 22 April, 2016!
Registration and final paper submission are open!
The paper submission and review system is available now!
The paper submission and review system is temporarily unavailable.
The paper submission deadline is extended to January 31, 2016!
Submission system of VSS 2016 is open!
2015 VSSMC Summer School has been held during August 24-29 at Southeast University, Nanjing, China
Important Due Dates
Paper submission
January 31, 2016
Decision notification
March 15, 2016
Final paper submission
April 22, 2016


Welcome to the 14th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems (VSS 2016) to be held during 1-4 June, 2016 on the campus of Southeast University, in the beautiful ancient city of Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.


VSS 2016 is the 14th gathering of the Variable Structure and Sliding Mode Control community around the globe. This Workshop series started in March 1990 in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The subsequent conferences were held in Sheffield, UK in 1992, Benevento, Italy in 1994, Tokyo, Japan in 1996, Sarasota, USA in 1998, Gold Coast, Australia in 2000, Sarajevo, Bosnia in 2002, Vilanova, Spain in 2004, Alghero, Italy in 2006, Antalya, Turkey in 2008, Mexico City, Mexico in 2010, Bombay, India in 2012, and Nantes, France in 2014. Over the last 25 years, the VSS Workshop has become the premier conference in Variable Structure and Sliding Mode Control (VSSMC) in the world.


Over the last two decades, China has become an important contributor to VSSMC research. We are delighted to host the 14th edition of the conference for the first time in China to recognize the important role of China in VSSMC research, and more importantly, to examine the state-of-art in VSSMC and identify future directions perceived as being important in the years to come. We aim to build exciting technical and social programs for our participants and their families to enjoy not only each other's company and idea exchanges, but also the splendid ancient city and her heritage and friendly people.


VSS 2016 has received enthusiastic response from the VSSMC community around to globe. 76 papers have been included in the conference proceedings. The conference will feature three keynote speeches, Professor Jaime Alberto Moreno Perez, will deliver a talk on “Lyapunov based analysis and design of sliding mode control and observation algorithms”, Professor Zhihong Man will talk about “Terminal Sliding Mode Control and Applications”, and Professor Antonella Ferrara will speak on “Sliding Mode Observation and Control in Vehicle Design”. Furthermore, we will have a special session organized by Professor Vadim Utkin. Professor Okyay Kaynak will give a speech at the banquet.


We hope you will enjoy the conference as well as the wonderful ancient city of Nanjing for her beauty, history and hospitality.


Best wishes


Xinghuo Yu, Leonid Fridman, General Co-Chairs

Shihua Li, Zhihong Man, Program Co-Chairs