Prospective authors are invited to submit draft papers of four (4) to six (6) pages for review. The maximum length for final papers is eight (8) pages including results, figures and references. All contributions must be submitted in a form appropriate to the IFAC style. Papers must be submitted using the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. The PDF file must be limited to a size of 2 MB. Authors are advised to follow the IFAC Guidelines for Paper Formatting.
Submitted work must be original and therefore must not have been previously published or otherwise peer-reviewed. Prospective authors are expected to present their papers at the conference. For each accepted paper at least one of the authors should register (full registration) before the final version of the paper is uploaded.
The proposal for a special session must include a title, a rationale, a session outline, contact information for the session chairperson(s), a list of authors who have agreed to present a paper at the session, and an abstract (max. 1 page) of each paper. Papers submitted for the special session will be reviewed according to the same criteria as the papers in the main track (peer reviews). The final papers for special sessions should be submitted directly to the chair of the special session.
All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier Webpage, and the authors will abide by the IFAC Publication Ethics Guidelines.
Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect. To this end, the author(s) must grant exclusive publishing rights to IFAC under a Creative Commons license when they submit the final version of the paper. The copyright belongs to the authors, who have the right to share the paper in the same terms allowed by the end user license, and retain all patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).