Submission of papers overview

All papers should be submitted electronically through PaperCept in PDF format. The normal requirement of 6 sides maximum applies.

Invited session organizer(s) must submit session proposal through PaperCept and share the generated code with authors invited to submit manuscripts to their session.

For Authors

Authors must prepare an electronic version of the full paper according to the required paper style and submit it in the required file format. For more details see the Information for IFAC authors.

Please note that papers that do not meet the required specifications will not be included in the final conference proceedings.

Paper Style

The Paper should be prepared in final Proceedings form (not exceeding six pages) according to the IFAC LaTeX file guidelines. The package for IFAC papers can be obtained from here:

For Authors using Microsoft Word the compressed file is available containing the template and a sample PDF file.

File Format for Final Submissions

You have to submit your Paper only in proper PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format). The maximum size for your file is 1.5 MB.

Manuscript Submission

Submissions for contributed papers have to be made electronically through PaperCept.

Publication of Papers

Papers should follow the normal guidelines for IFAC events available on the IFAC website.

  • Accepted and presented papers will be published, on a dedicated web site. The name of the site is
  • All papers published on the web site can be cited using the site ISSN, the event ISBN, and the individual paper DOI.
  • All submissions must be written in English, and only PDF files are accepted.
  • All papers must be prepared in a two-column format in accordance with the IFAC manuscript style.
  • The copyrights (in electronic form) of all papers are transferred to IFAC when the submission of the camera-ready form of accepted papers is completed.

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 (, but see also the Vancouver protocol, 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.