Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg


Call for papers

Call for papers

Submissions in the following categories are considered

Regular papers and invited session papers

All submitted papers must be prepared in accordance with the publication requirements for IFAC meetings. Draft papers are limited to 8 double-column pages. Final papers are restricted to 6 pages. Papers up to 8 pages long may be considered, but will be subject to an overlength fee. 

Invited session proposals

Invited session proposals should include titles, authors and abstracts of 4 to 6 papers and a 1-page summary and aim of the invited session. Each contributor to the session must submit an invited session paper. If an invited session is not accepted, all corresponding papers will be treated as regular submissions.

Pre-conference workshops

2-page pre-symposium workshop proposals should include topic, abstract, target audience, tentative schedule and presenters. 

Abstract contributions

We encourage abstract submissions for presentation only (no publication). 

Contribution format

All contributions must be in English language and according to publication requirements for IFAC meetings. All submissions will be reviewed according to IFAC regulations by the International Program Committee (IPC). Accepted papers (but not abstracts) will be published in an IFAC Proceedings volume for the conference, and on the website of the IFAC-PapersOnline Series at Elsevier ScienceDirect.

Registration for accepted contributions

All contributions are accepted with the understanding that at least one of the authors will register and be present at the conference. Registration is necessary before submitting the final contribution.

Selection of oral presentations, keynote talks, and posters

From contributions with high review scores keynote talks will be selected. Oral presentations will be selected based on the quality of the contributions. Oral presentation of abstracts will also be considered but with reduced priority. Contributions not selected for oral presentation will be presented in poster sessions.

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 (, 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.

Letzte Änderung: 15.06.2016 - Contact Person: Webmaster
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Laboratory for Systems Theory and Automatic Control
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone: +49 391 67 58577