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Paper Submission

Paper submission deadline: Extended to April 1st, 2024

Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2024

Final paper submission deadline: June 1st, 2024

Early registration deadline: June 1st, 2024

Initial submissions

Authors are invited to submit draft papers with original results, either on theoretical approaches or on applied research (maximum 8 pages). Such contributions may be of two different types.

  • Invited Paper: an in Invited paper is a paper belonging to an Invited Session. To submit an Invited Paper through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System, a submission code is required; this code is communicated to the authors by the organizers of the Invited Session.

  • Contributed Paper: this is the standard submission for which no code is required.

The preparation of manuscripts of the three types must comply with IFAC templates and guidelines, that are provided on the IFAC website. All manuscripts must be electronically submitted through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.

Final submissions

Final manuscripts must comply with IFAC templates and guidelines, that are provided on the IFAC website. All manuscripts must be electronically submitted through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. Final manuscripts should be 6-page long. Any page over 6 pages will be charged 200 USD per page, up to a maximum of two extra pages.

IFAC Young Author Award

The IFAC young author award will be granted to a young researcher who presents the paper at the conference as the first author. The author of the paper must be a PhD student or a person who received his/her PhD less than 2 years at the time of the event.

To apply for the award, it is necessary to submit a nomination within May 1st on PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. Choose “Submit a contribution to CTS 2024” and then select “Young Author Award Nomination”.

The submission must include the paper number and the support letters by two referees (to be indicated with their PINs) in a single pdf file to be uploaded. The referees cannot be authors of the same paper. The submission must be done by one of the referees. An award selection committee, appointed by the award chair Professor Yaobin Chen, selects the finalists, based on the nomination letters, the review reports, and the papers. Finalists are informed before the event. The winner is announced and awarded during the Symposium.

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.

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