Paper submission guidelines

Papers can be submitted via Papercept and must be written in English and formatted in a standard 2-column format. For LaTeX or MS-Word Support, see also: Important information for Manuscript Preparation. Please note that the proceedings of the workshop are published online in partnership with Elsevier in the IFAC-PapersOnline series, hosted on ScienceDirect. Hence, it is important to comply with all corresponding regulations of manuscript preparation. Furthermore, the final version of accepted papers must be submitted via Papercept till the indicated deadline. Due to the tight time constraints, we cannot guarantee that papers submitted after that date will be included in the preprints.

Page limitations

Initial submissions may be up to 8 pages. However, for final submission, the paper should be 6 pages long. Any page over 6 pages will be charged EUR 100/page up to a maximum of 2 extra pages.

Review process

 All papers will be peer-reviewed and tested for similarity and overlap with prior published material using the iThenticate tool. Results of such overlap will be made available to the Program Committee for evaluation. In case of possible violations of the IFAC ethics rules in publishing, the case will be investigated by a committee that reports to the VP for Publications. The decision regarding the acceptance of each paper is at the discretion of the conference’s Technical Program Committee.

Presentation type

All accepted papers are required to be presented at the conference in terms of an oral presentation, however the organisers uphold the right to organise poster presentation for selected papers depending on the number of submissions. Furthermore, accepted papers that are not presented at the conference cannot be included in the official proceedings as indicated in the regulations of IFAC-PapersOnline.


Authors are responsible for submitting their paper in the required format. All papers that are accepted will be published as submitted by the Author. The Workshop is NOT responsible for editing or correcting errors in the paper.

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 fi nal 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 otherintellectual property rights (including research data).
See also: IFAC Copyright conditions.