Max-plus algebra in the history of discrete event systems

J. Komenda*, S. Lahaye, J. L. Boimond, T. van den Boom

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This paper is a survey of the history of max-plus algebra and its role in the field of discrete event systems during the last three decades. It is based on the perspective of the authors but it covers a large variety of topics, where max-plus algebra plays a key role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-249
JournalAnnual Reviews in Control
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Discrete-event system
  • History
  • Max-plus algebra


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