Bratislava, Slovak Republic, July 8-11, 2015

Information for Authors

PaperPlaza submission site

Paper submission

All papers and session proposals should be submitted electronically through PaperCept in PDF format. Please follow the link for paperupload: Submissions can be uploaded from DATE.

All papers must conform to the submission policy requiring that all manuscripts be in 2-column format. 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).

  • Regular papers are invited in the form of regular manuscripts (allotted 6 Proceedings pages). For the purpose of review only, manuscripts may be up to eight (8) pages long. The final manuscripts, however, are limited to six (6) pages.
  • Invited sessions consist of six papers presenting a unifying theme from a diversity of viewpoints. Proposals for invited sessions must contain a Summary Statement describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session as well as short descriptions of the component papers.
    Invited sessions proposals have to be accompanied by full versions of the six invited papers (abstracts of invited papers will not be accepted). These component papers have to be submitted separately by the respective authors. Invited papers are allotted 6 Proceedings pages. Each paper in a proposed invited session will be individually reviewed and the proposed invited session itself will also be rated as a whole. To ensure the continuity of the program and that papers addressing similar issues are grouped together, at the discretion of the International Program Committee, individual papers may be removed from a proposed session and replaced by appropriate contributed papers. Likewise, selected papers from rejected invited sessions may be placed into the regular program.

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 (http://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/author-rights-and-responsibilities), but see also the Vancouver protocol, and author information (http://labs.elsevier.com/blog/what-makes-an-author-authorship-contributorship-and-micro-attribution) 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 (http://www.ifac-papersonline.net/ ). 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. See also http://www.ifac-papersonline.net/static/copyright.html for the personal permission rights to reproduce the published paper on a personal or institutional www-site.

Subsequent derivative publication may be based on the already published IFAC event article, but must in itself satisfy all the requirements of an original contribution to the literature, as prescribed by the journal to which the paper is submitted. A submission which simply constitutes only minor modifications of the IFAC event article is a form of self-plagiarism, which is not acceptable. At a minimum, the journal paper must explain the contribution of the conference paper, and describe the distinguishing additional contribution made in the journal paper. All submitted papers will undergo the normal review process of the corresponding journal.

Whenever a derivative journal publication does eventuate then this journal paper must contain an appropriate reference to the already published papers-online publication, as per the citation specifications provided at http://www.ifac-papersonline.net/static//how2cite.html. Citation using the doi-attribute is preferred.