All manuscripts as well as Invited/Special Session Proposals must be electronically submitted through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. Guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts are provided on the IFAC website. Authors are advised to read PaperCept's Getting Started Manual for Authors. Only PDF files compliant with the IFAC Publications Requirements are acceptable for publication. The procedure to generate pdf files and compliance and diagnostic tools are provided in the support section of PaperCept.
All papers will be accepted with the understanding that the authors will present them at the Telematics symposium. At least one author of every accepted paper will be required to register for the symposium before uploading the final version.
All submitted contributions must be written in English and comply with the IFAC format, detailed in the instructions on the website. Submissions should be made in PDF format, and are limited to 6 pages. Additional to regular paper submissions, the symposium is also open to special sessions proposals, which cover subjects or cross-subjects belonging to the topics of interest, or novel topics related with interest. Special sessions can also have clusters of projects, namely EU-sponsored R&D projects. Prospective organizers of special sessions are invited to submit a set of 4 – 6 invited papers with a well defined, cohesive focus on a topic relevant to the symposium. Invited sessions may also include a tutorial presentation. Contributions in invited session proposals can be extended abstracts of at least 2000 words showing the principal contribution of the paper so as to allow for an informed peer review. Please consult the symposium website for more details.
"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 ( http://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/author-rights-and-responsibilities), but see also the Vancouver protocol, and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines ( http://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 (http://www.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."