Paper Submission

All Workshop papers should be submitted electronically via the PaperCept conference manuscript management system. For instructions on the PaperCept system, please consult the Manual in PDF.

The initial papers submission is closed, all corresponding authors are notified of acceptance/rejection. The final papers submission is open till August 13, 2018. Please allow additional time for the final sumbission process, as it is more complicated than the initial submission.

The Workshop proceedings will be published in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings series indexed by Scopus as one of the Elsevier's journals. All papers published in the IFAC-PapersOnLine are provided with the individual paper DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

Accepted papers must comply with the standard IFAC workshop format and must not exceed 6 two-column pages. The detailed instructions for authors (IFAC LaTeX/Word packages, sample IFAC paper, Author's Guide) are available at the IFAC Author Guide web page. Make sure that your manuscript passes the PDF compliance test. See also the PaperCept Support pages.

Please note that each accepted manuscript must be presented at the Workshop by one of registered participants. For limitations on the amount of papers per participant, please refer to the Registration section.

Book of Abstracts

Each manuscript should be accompanied with an abstract in plain text not exceeding 2250 characters. All absrtacts of the accepted papers will be collected in the Book of Abstracts that is planned to be published electronically before the Workshop and distributed among the participants on USB flash drives.

Important Dates

  • First paper submission deadline: April 15, 2018 May 20, 2018 June 5, 2018
  • Review deadline: June 15, 2018 July 16, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2018 July 20, 2018
  • Final paper submission deadline: July 20, 2018 August 6, 2018 August 13, 2018
  • Early registration deadline: August 1, 2018 September 5, 2018
  • Workshop dates: October 15–19, 2018

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.