IFAC HMS 2022: Submission Guidelines

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Paper submissions

Authors should submit a full draft paper that describes original work (up to 6 pages). At least one author must register for the symposium early to be included in the program.

Proposals for Thematic Sessions

Sessions organizers should submit a proposal for 4-6 invited papers, and associated speakers, with a well-defined cohesive focus on a topic relevant to the symposium. Sessions may start with a tutorial presentation. Session proposals should include extended abstracts of at least 1000-2000 words clearly defining the principal contributions of the submitted papers that will be presented. Please include an abstract of around 200 words for each paper included in the session.

Dates to Keep in Mind for Thematic Session Organizers 

Session organizers should carefully review the submission deadlines (found on the tab 'important dates’ as the proposal, including all speakers' abstracts, should be submitted before the regular paper submission deadline.

In addition, the draft full papers (up to 6 pages) of each of the participating authors may be submitted 3 weeks after the regular submission deadline (refer to the 'important dates’ tab).

Poster Submissions

Authors should submit a full draft poster that describes original work. At least one author must register for the symposium early to be included in the program. Authors are responsible to print their own poster and bring it to the conference for presentation.

IFAC Author Guide

The IFAC author guide is provided at https://www.ifac-control.org/conferences/authors-guide.

IFAC Conference Policies

It is assumed that authors submit their papers, thematic session proposals and posters in good faith, with the intention to present at the conference. All accepted and presented submissions will be included in the conference proceedings. The symposium has a no-podium, no-paper policy; that is, all submissions not presented at the event will not be included in the proceedings.

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 grant exclusive publishing rights to IFAC under a Creative Commons license when they submit the final version of the paper. The copyright belongs to the authors, who have the right to share the paper in the same terms allowed by the end user license, and retain all patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data)."

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