Submission Types and Specifics

. Call for Contributed Papers: Papers are invited in the form of regular manuscripts. Papers must conform to the submission policy, described below, requiring that all manuscripts be in 2- column format and meet strict page limits.

Call for Invited Sessions: Invited sessions consist of 5-6 papers presenting a unifying. Proposals must describe the motivation and relevance of the session. Proposals must be accompanied by full versions of each paper, which will be individually reviewed together with the proposal itself. Individual papers may be removed from a proposed session and replaced by appropriate contributed papers. In case an entire proposed session is rejected, selected papers may be accepted as contributed papers.

Call for Tutorial Sessions: Tutorial sessions are organized invited sessions with presentations that address state-of-the-art control theory and advanced industrial applications. Proposals must describe the motivation and relevance of the tutorial session. Tutorial session proposals cannot exceed 2 pages. Tutorial presentations may be 20, 40, or 60 minutes long, with the total session time not exceeding 2 hours. Submission of a tutorial paper is optional. If submitted, the manuscript will undergo the standard review process. Tutorial papers may be up to 18 pages long, with the total page count of the session not exceeding 36 pages. Panel discussions are also considered.

Call for Workshops: Workshops to be held prior to the conference are solicited on all related topics. Proposals for workshops addressing novel control methodologies and control applications are strongly encouraged.

Call Abstract for Presentations Only: Abstracts not exceeding one page should be submitted for review before the paper submission deadline. Please submit the abstract in the form of a PDF file that satisfies certain compliance requirements listed in the Author Guide. Authors may refer to the Sample IFAC Paper to prepare their abstracts in the appropriate form.

Submission Specifics

   All papers and session proposals must be submitted through the conference submission website and must be submitted in English. All submissions must conform to the following policy:

All submitted papers must be formatted in the standard 2-column IEEE Proceedings format. Click here for author kits with style (.cls) files for LaTeX and templates (.dot) for MS-Word:

For the purposes of REVIEW, papers are limited to 8 pages; papers exceeding this limit cannot be uploaded.

For PUBLICATION in the Proceedings, accepted papers are limited to 6 pages; papers exceeding this limit are subject to a page over-length fee of $200/Page.

Young Author Awards / Best Student Papers

   Up to five finalists of the best student paper will be selected based on peer review and panel review. One Young Author Award on Mechatronics and one Young Author Award on MoViC will be selected from the finalists. 

IFAC 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 final 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 other intellectual property rights (including research data).”