Paper Submission

Submission Process

Types of contributions are

  • Contributed regular papers
  • Invited regular papers
  • Discussion papers

All papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files following the IFAC conference format through the conference submission system by February 15th, 2022. Papers must be in agreement with the IFAC Copyright Policy summarized below.

Regular Papers

Regular papers (contributed and invited) are limited to 6 pages (8 pages for draft papers). For the submission of accepted final papers up to two additional pages are permitted at an extra charge per additional page. Accepted regular papers (contributed and invited) will be published after the conference in IFAC-PapersOnLine.

Discussion Papers

Discussion papers may not exceed 2 pages. Note that discussion papers will be included only in the workshop preprints but not in the workshop proceedings.

Invited Session Proposals

Proposals are sought from those wishing to organize an invited session. An invited session typically consists of six regular papers, which should present a unifying theme from a diversity of viewpoints. Each proposal should consist of a summary statement concerning the intended topic and six regular papers to be included.

The conference organizers will provide the invited session code to the invited session organizer(s). Submission as an invited paper requires the invited session code. Invited session proposals should be submitted through the conference submission system by February 8th, 2022.

Templates

General information for authors and the templates to be used for submission of draft and accepted final papers are available here.

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 (https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journal-authors/policies-and-ethics), and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (https://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizersguide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf/view).

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 (https://sciencedirect.com/). 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).