Submission Instructions

The details about the submission instructions will be provided on this page in due course.

Submission Categories

  • Regular paper (4-6 pages, max 8 pages with extra page charge)
  • Discussion paper (1-4 pages, to appear only in preprints, not to appear in IFAC POL)
  • Invited paper (4-18 pages)
  • Invited discussion paper (1-4 pages, to appear only in preprints, not to appear in IFAC POL)
  • Plenary speakers and keynote speakers can choose either invited papers or invited discussion papers.

    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).

    (Revised Nov. 25 2019)