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Paper submission


Papers must be submitted through the conference submission website PaperPlaza and should be prepared in accordance with the IFAC-Elsevier style (See IFAC Information for Authors) by 10 November 2017.


Regular papers: For the purpose of review only, all manuscripts may be up to eight (8) pages long, in 2-column format. However, the length for the final manuscript is limited to six (6) pages.


Discussion paper: This kind contribution presents an original research idea or prospective topic. For the purpose of review and extended abstract of about 3 pages a discussion paper up to six (6) pages is required. The discussion paper is not included in the final proceeding of the conference and may be presented in the form of a poster or oral presentation.


All papers must be in agreement with the IFAC Copyright Policy, acceptable file format is PDF. More details, instructions and template files for IFAC papers can be found in:


Invited session


Proposals are sought from those wishing to organise an invited session. An invited session consists of four to six papers, which should present a unifying theme from a diversity of viewpoints. Proposals for invited sessions are submitted through the conference submission website and must contain an abstract describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session, as well as short descriptions of the component papers. After the proposal is submitted, the organizer will receive a Session Code that is automatically issued by the system. The organizer should then distribute the Session Code to the authors of the invited session papers. Individual authors of the invited session papers should submit their papers through PaperPlaza using the appropriate Session Code they received from the organizer.


To ensure the continuity of the program and that papers addressing similar issues are grouped together, at the discretion of International Program Committee, individual papers may be removed from a proposed session and replaced by appropriate contributed papers. Likewise, selected papers from rejected invited sessions may be placed into the regular program.


Copyright notice


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.


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