Paper Submission

Regular and Industrial Papers

Paper submissions will be through IFAC standard system The basic timetable is as follows:

  • Paper submission site opens: July 1, 2015
  • Draft paper: November 20, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: February 17, 2016.
  • Final paper: April 11, 2016 (deadline extended 1 week due to multiple requests).

For paper length we suggest that you aim for traditional 6 pages conference papers but we will accept papers up to 8 pages. Templates are available for LaTeX, and Office, from the papercept-site and support for the templates can be found at More details will be made available as we come closer to the event.

New – Industrial Presentation

Progress and innovation depends on the interaction between industry and academia and the events we organize are intended to promote exchange of ideas and solutions and thus support and speed up the progress. We realize that the demands and conditions for industry are different from those in academia, where it is not always possible to get time and permission to write full papers. To promote discussions and engagement of industry in the event we will at the AAC 2016 test a mechanism to engage industry in our community by introducing a special submission category that is called “industrial presentation”. In this format the industry can participate and present either current problems that can be of interest for academia, or report results of implemented solutions.

To be able to design a clear program we will require the following for an industrial presentation:

  • Title of the presentation
  • Presenter, and/or contributors and their affiliation
  • Abstract
  • A single page PDF-file, with the same contents as the three items above (the uploading of a PDF is a requirement by the papercept system).

We want all these so that the program with sessions can be planned accordingly, and so that the attendees can make an educated evaluation if the presentation is interesting for them or not by reading the book of abstracts.

The deadline for submission of industrial presentation is January 22 and the submission goes through the system.

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.”