For Authors

Manuscript preparation           

Detailed instructions for manuscript preparation are available on the IFAC website and also in the support section on Papercept.

Basic instructions for paper formatting:

The length of regular contributions must not exceed 8 (eight) pages for a draft paper and 6 (six) pages for a final paper.
Papers should be prepared in double column format suitable for direct printing onto A4 paper (8.27in x 11.69in/210mm x 297mm) paper, justified, and using Times Roman 10pt typeface. Do not number pages on the front, as page numbers will be added separately for the preprints and the Proceedings.
The first page should include:

  • Title (maximum 10 words);
  • Each author's name and affiliation, including present address;
  • Abstract (50-100 words), giving a brief account of the most relevant aspects of the paper;
  • Five to ten keywords taken from the official IFAC keyword list.

Use single line spacing throughout. Do not indent the initial lines of paragraphs. Leave a line clear between paragraphs.
Manuscript preparation:
For manuscript preparation, the use of MS-Word is highly encouraged. The template files for these typesetting software can be downloaded from the following links:

The manuscript needs to be submitted in portable document format (PDF). No other electronic format will be accepted. The procedure to generate pdf files and compliance and diagnostic tools are provided in the support section of Papercept.
Acceptance of a paper will be made with the understanding that at least one of the authors will attend the IAMES workshop to present the paper.
Before the upload of the final version of a paper, at least one of the authors is required to register for the workshop.

Manuscript Submissions            

Submissions for contributed papers have to be made electronically through the
IFAC Papercept website.

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.
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