Author information

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 can not be included in the official proceedings as indicated in the regulations of IFAC-PapersOnline.

Disclaimer: 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 ( guide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf).

Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLineseries 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.

See also: IFAC Copyright conditions.