Submission Instructions

You are invited to submit original papers covering the topics listed here. Papers must be submitted electronically using the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. Authors are also encouraged to submit industrial short papers (min. 2 pages), presenting successful projects, good practices, industry/academia collaboration etc. They will be reviewed by the assigned IPC co-chair and, if accepted, included in the special industrial session. They will be printed in the book of abstracts and will be handed out at the conference.

All submissions must be in PDF format, written in English, and prepared according to the IFAC format. The number of pages is limited to 6.

Please visit for detailed instructions.

General information for the authors of contributions for IFAC sponsored events

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 (, but see also the Vancouver protocol, and author information ( 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 ( To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. See also for the personal permission rights to reproduce the published paper on a personal or institutional www-site.

The IPC of the IFAC event may screen presented papers with the purpose of recommending the authors to consider a derivative publication of the presented paper in one of the IFAC Journals (at present: Automatica, Control Engineering Practice, Annual Reviews in Control, Journal of Process Control , Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and Mechatronics). The IFAC Journals have priority access to all contributions presented at IFAC events. However, if the author(s) is (are) not contacted, within three months after the meeting, the author(s) is (are) free to submit an appropriately modified version of the presented material for journal publication as considered appropriate by the author(s). In this case, the journal outlet may be freely chosen by the author(s).

More detailed information for the authors for preparing the papers can be found here.