Paper/abstract submission

Submission Information

Participants can submit two kind of contributions to IFAC TDS 2018, either an abstract (max. 500 words) or a full paper (6 pages).

1. Information for abstract submissions (max. 500 words)

  • Abstract submissions should be sent by e-mail to
  • Format requirement: MS Word, .txt, .tex
  • Abstracts should contain the following information:
    • Title
    • Authors
    • Authors' affiliation
    • Abstract (max. 500 words)
  • Abstract submissions will NOT be published on IFAC Papers-on-line, but will be included in the conference preprints memory stick
  • The deadline for the abstract submission is January 26, 2018
  • Presenters of accepted abstracts must register for the Conference by the early-bird deadline
  • Each presenting author is responsible for his/her registration fee(s) as well as travel and accommodation costs

2. Information for full paper submission (6 pages)

Important dates

Deadline for thematic session proposals
November 17, 2017

Deadline for papers and abstracts
Extended - January 26, 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
April 13, 2018

Final manuscript submission deadline
May 25, 2018

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.