Call for Papers
  • Draft papers submission by: March 16, 2012
  • Invited sessions proposal by: March 9, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance by: June 24, 2012
  • Early registration by: July 20, 2012
  • Final papers submission by: August 20, 2012
  • Conference: September 19-21, 2012
Author instructions
Final paper upload is closed. Authors can view uploaded files here.
Accepted papers must comply with standard IFAC conference format and must not exceed 6 two-column pages.
New instructions for IFAC authors are available here.
Invited sessions should consist of 5-6 papers. Please, e-mail Invited Session proposals, containing session motivations and paper authors and abstracts, to the Conference Secretariat ( by March 9, 2012.
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. Proceedings of the IFAC Congress, Symposia, Conferences and Workshops will be hosted on-line on the website. 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 and/or in hard copy. 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.
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