Information for Authors

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.

Final Paper Submission

Pdf Compliance and On-Line Pdf Test

All final paper submissions submitted to the conference through PaperCept need to be prepared as compliant pdf files.

Follow this link for MS Word templates and LaTeX style files, and for information about the correct settings to convert your MS Word or LaTeX file to compliant pdf:

Use the online pdf test to validate your pdf file before trying to upload it:


Author Preparation

Live Presentation

More details on when and how to submit the slides in advance will follow soon. Each accepted paper must be presented live during the virtual conference by at least one (co-)author of the paper. Each presentation will be given a time slot of 15 minutes. Please prepare a presentation in PDF format accordingly.

Publication of a paper will be denied should none of the authors of the corresponding accepted paper delivers a live streaming presentation of their work during the conference days (No-Show Policy). Any technical problems occurring at short notice are not affected by this (see Pre-Recorded Presentation).

Pre-Recorded Presentation

As an emergency solution in case technical problems arise at short notice, each presentation has to be submitted as a pre-recorded video. This video will be played instead of the live presentation if necessary. More detailed information about the file format and the deadline will follow soon.

Copyright Conditions

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).