Instructions for Authors and Paper/Invited Session Submission

Paper Format

All papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files following the IFAC conference format through the Papercept system by April 10, 2012.

The number of pages is limited to 6 (up to two additional pages are permitted at an extra charge of €100 per additional page).

The maximum file size is 2 MB.

Papers must be in agreement with the IFAC Copyright Policy.

More details, instructions and template files for IFAC papers can be found in:

Regular Paper Submission

All the paper submissions should be carried out through the official conference manuscript management system:

Invited Session & Paper Submission

Proposals are sought from those wishing to organize 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 (Papercept), and must contain an abstract describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session, as well as short descriptions of the component papers. To better organize the review process and the workshop program, the invited sessions organizers are also advised to send a mandatory email to Prof. Claudio Melchiorri with all the information concerning the invited session (abstract and short description of the invited contributions).

Copyright Conditions

The material submitted for presentation at an IFAC meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original, not published or being considered elsewhere. All papers accepted for presentation will appear in the Preprints of the meeting and will be distributed to the participants. Papers duly presented at the IFAC Congress, Symposia, Conferences and Workshops will be hosted on-line on the The presented papers will be further screened for possible publication in the IFAC Journals (Automatica, Control Engineering Practice, Annual Reviews in Control, Journal of Process Control , Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and Mechatronics), or in IFAC affiliated journals. All papers presented will be recorded as an IFAC Publication.

Copyright of material presented at an IFAC meeting is held by IFAC. Authors will be required to transfer copyrights electronically. The IFAC Journals and, after these, IFAC affiliated journals have priority access to all contributions presented. However, if the author is not contacted by an editor of these journals, within three months after the meeting, he/she is free to submit an expanded version of the presented material for journal publication elsewhere. In this case, the paper must carry a reference to the IFAC meeting where it was originally presented and, if the paper has appeared on the website, also a reference to this publication