PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System

Welcome to PaperPlaza, the International Federation of Automatic Control's Conference Submission and Review Management System
  • Login NOT required: During initial submission cycle you "do not" need to login to the system to submit a paper, session proposal, or other contribution . To submit a paper to the conferences listed below, you may follow the "Submit a contribution" link.
  • Login REQUIRED: For Administrative or Editorial activities; to submit a review or to update reupload your paper, or to see the reviews of your paper; and to submit the final version of your paper you MUST log in. Once logged in, kindly use "Access" link to switch your roles. Follow the link Log in
  • Personal Information: Two additional fields (Employment status and Experience) have been added to your personal profile. Kindly update your personal information and fill these two fields. This information is requested to assist in allocating papers to potential reviewers with an appropriate level of background experience.
Journal and ­Upcoming Conferences
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Download Get Started manuals for authors and reviewers
Automatica Automatica, the IFAC Journal
To submit a paper to Automatica, log in to access your workspace. To submit a paper to a conference, follow the link "Submit a contribution" for the conference.
If you do not have a PIN then register one first
Conferences in 2019
AgriControl 2019 6th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture.
December 4-6, 2019, Sydney, Australia
Last updated February 9, 2019. Initial paper submission deadline is extended to July, 15, 2019 July, 22, 2019
ALCOS 2019 13th IFAC Workshop on Adaptive and Learning Control Systems.
December 4-6, 2019, Guildhall Winchester, Winchester, United Kingdom
Last updated April 8, 2019. Submission deadline is July 15, 2019
Conferences in 2020
ACODS 2020 2020 Advances in Control & Optimization of Dynamical Systems.
Feb. 16-19, 2020, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Last updated March 19, 2019. Deadline for early bird registration: December 31, 2019
WODES 2020 15th IFAC Workshop on Discrete Event Systems.
May 13-15, 2020, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Last updated December 5, 2019. Deadline for initial submission is December 16, 2017 December 23, 2019.  
IFAC 2020 21st IFAC World Congress, 2020.
July 12-17, 2020, Berlin, Germany
Last updated June 9, 2019. Deadline for Workshop and Tutorial proposals is Nov 30, 2019!
MTNS 2020 24th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems.
August 24-28, 2020, Cambridge, UK
Last updated September 17, 2019. Submission deadline : January 26, 2020. Deadline for invited sessions and minicourse proposals : January 12, 2020.
AMEST 2020 4th IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technologies.
Sept. 10-11, 2020, Cambridge, UK
Last updated August 27, 2019. Deadline for paper submissions is 15 Jan 2020. Deadline for special/invited session proposals is 15 Dec 2019.
Every participant in a conference served by this site, "in any capacity," must maintain a single PIN and password. The same PIN must be used for all conferences
  • Follow the link PIN to register a PIN, to check and update your personal information, or to retrieve your password. You may also look up your co-authors' PINs or register PINs for them
  • To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, the first time when you login to a new account, you will be directed to the required opt-in consent form before you can use your account in any capacity for products and services offered through this site
Pdf Compliance and On-Line Pdf Test
All papers submitted to conferences supported by this site need to be prepared as compliant pdf files
  • Follow the link Support for MS Word templates and LaTeX style files, and for information about the correct settings to convert your MS Word or LaTeX file to compliant pdf
  • Use the on-line pdf test to validate your pdf file before trying to upload it
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