Conference proceedings will appear in IFAC-PapersOnline, indexed in WoS and Scopus.

Invited Sessions proposals are also encouraged.

Proposals should be up to 2 page long submissions comprising of:

- title of the invited session including justification of the session topic
- title and an abstracts of each invited paper; and
- names and affiliations of the invited paper co-authors.

An invited session consists of 6 papers

The six invited session papers have to be submitted separately by the respective authors in the format prescribed for submission of contributed papers. Each paper in a proposed invited session will be individually reviewed and thus may not be accepted. Consequently, IPC may decide to add another contributed paper to the invited session if it is on the topic of relevance to the invited session.
The submission deadline for invited session papers is the same as for contributed papers.
Invited session proposals need to be submitted directly to

Type of presentations
The conference features both oral and poster (digital) presentations.

Paper instructions

For abstracts of 1 page they need to be send directly to with the reference Control Education Abstract. This will not be included in the proceedings.

Full papers (6 pages) must follow the IFAC guidelines for paper formatting ( These will be included in the proceedings. For full paper submission follow the submission instruction below.

Submission Instructions

All papers will be submitted via the Papercept Submission site:

Important dates

  Invited session proposals submission deadline:   11 December 2017 20 December 2017
  Initial paper submission deadline:   20 December 2017 31 January 2018 (last extension!)
  Author notification:   01 March 2018 15 March 2018
  Final paper submission deadline:   15 March 2018 4 April 2018
  Online Registration deadline (now open):   15 March 2018 4 April 2018
  Conference dates:   9 - 11 May 2018

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.

Authors are encouraged to follow IFAC guidelines for paper formatting (

Each participant needs to register. The first paper requires a full registration, for each additional paper a fee of 120 €

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