Instructions for authors


All papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files following the IFAC conference format through the Papercept system by 15 February 2019.

Papers must be submitted through the conference submission website PaperPlaza and should be prepared in accordance with the IFAC-Elsevier style. For the purpose of review only, 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. Acceptable file format is PDF. Please refer to this document for author instructions and to this page for technical support on creating and uploading PDF files (required LaTeX and Office style files / templates can be downloaded from there).

Note that for Prospective or Discussion papers, the submission can take the form of extended abstracts of about 3 pages. The final version (to be distributed to the workshop participants) will remain in the format of an extended abstract and will not be published in the workshop proceedings that appear on the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect (

The maximum PDF file size is 1.5 MB.

Papers must be in agreement with the IFAC Copyright Policy:


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.

For further Copyright information, please refer to