Paper Submission

The paper submission started on 10th August 2015.

Proposals for invited sessions must be submitted by 15th October 2015.

Decision letters will be sent on 1st February 2016.

Final papers will be downloaded by 19th February 2016.


All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format and must comply with the IFAC paper layout. Accepted papers will be limited to 6 pages in the proceedings, to be published in IFAC-PapersOnLine. However up to eight pages papers will be allowed with additional charges of 100 EUR per page. Template files are also available for some common word processing tools. Please refer to this page for technical support on creating and uploading PDF files.

Note that extended versions of selected papers will be considered to be published in a special issue of the IFAC journal of Control Engineering Practice.


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 (, but see also the Vancouver protocol, 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.