All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. All authors should refer to the Preprints, Proceedings and Copyright Conditions prior to submitting their papers/abstracts. Guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts are provided on the IFAC website. Authors are advised to read PaperCept's Getting Started Manual for Authors. Only PDF files compliant with the IFAC Publications Requirements are acceptable for publication. The procedure to generate pdf files and compliance and diagnostic tools are provided in the support section of PaperCept.
Preprints, proceedings and copyright conditions are as requested by IFAC, see www.ifac-control.org/publications/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 (https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journal-authors/policies-and-ethics), and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (http://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizers-guide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf/view).
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 (http://www.sciencedirect.com). 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.
Please note the following VERY IMPORTANT issues when submitting your final manuscript:
a. Searchable (you can test this by using the search function of Acrobat reader)
b. Must have all fonts embedded and subsetted.
You will not be able to upload your files without meeting the two criteria in the above. Please test your PDF file here.
Papers are invited in the form of full papers or extended abstracts according to the IFAC style template, see LINK. All manuscripts should be written in English.
Full papers: 6-8 pages in length, with additional page charges applicable for pages 7 and 8.
Extended abstracts: 2-4 pages in length without additional page charges.
Accepted full papers will be included in the conference "preprints" (USB drive) and published online, whereas accepted extended abstracts will only be included as preprints and not published on-line.
April 23, 2018
IFAC CPHS 2018 Young Author Prize:
May 22, 2018
September 1, 2018
Final Manuscript Submission:
October 1, 2018