Information for Authors2019-04-11T00:02:59+00:00

Information for Authors

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of four (4) pages but no more than six (6) pages including results, figures and references. All contributions must be in the form according to IFAC style. Papers must be submitted via the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. The PDF file must be limited to 2MB in size. Authors are encouraged to follow IFAC guidelines for paper formatting.

Submitted papers must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. Prospective authors are expected to present their paper at the conference. For each accepted paper at least one of the authors should register (full registration) before uploading the final version of the paper.

Special Sessions Proposal

Proposals for special sessions must include a title of four up to six (4-6) papers, a 1-page rationale for the special session including, session outline, contact information for the session chair(s), a list of authors who have agreed to present paper in the session, and abstract (max. 1/2 page) of each paper. Papers submitted for the special session will be reviewed with the same criteria as those in the main track (peer reviews).

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 confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC.

In the case of IFAC WROCO, authors can select whether or not an accepted paper be published in POL. When the accepted paper is published in POL, the copyright must be assigned to IFAC POL as stated above. Even for the non-POL option a submission must have a sufficient body of materials (i.e., at least 5 pages) to be fairly reviewed for its quality, but an accepted non-POL paper may submit a 3-page version, if a potential copyright issue is foreseen for future journal or other archival submissions. All accepted papers will be available in a USB that will be distributed.