Call for Papers

Automatic Control – Meeting Societal Challenges

The 21st lFAC World Congress in Berlin focuses on current and future societal challenges such as the dramatic changes in the working environment, the delivery of sustainable resources and energy, health and medicine, transportation, and digitalization.

This is reflected in topics days, where the standard conference program is complemented by special keynotes, tutorial sessions, outreach lectures, and exhibitions by industrial and technological leaders.

The 2020 IFAC World Congress will accept different formats for scientific contributions.

Oral, lnteractive, and Demonstrator Contributions
Oral sessions consist of six contributions of 20 minutes. Contributions in interactive sessions will take    place during two hour session slots. All contributions undergo the same review    process and the decision on the    format is not implied by the review outcome.
Demonstrator contributions will either be part of interactive sessions (for video or software demonstrators) or demonstrators' exhibitions.

Tutorials and Pre-Congress Workshops
You are invited to submit proposals for tutorials and pre-congress workshops. Both tutorials and workshops should inform participants about the state of the art in specific areas of interest to the IFAC community.

lnvited Sessions and Open lnvited Tracks
lnvited sessions consist of six regular papers or one survey paper and four regular papers based on invitation by the organizers. Open invited tracks have no limit on the number of papers, organizers are expected to solicit contributions, and the proposal is advertised on the lFAC 2020 website.

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lnvited Sessions and Open lnvited Tracks: lnvited sessions consist of six regular papers or one survey paper and four regular papers based on invitation by the organizers. Open invited tracks have no limit on the number of papers, organizers are expected to solicit contributions, and the proposal is advertised on the lFAC 2020 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 (https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journal-authors/policies-and-ethics), and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (https://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizers-guide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf/view).


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 (https://sciencedirect.com/). 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.”