The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control | Cape Town, South Africa | 24-29 August 2014
Promoting automatic control for the benefit of humankind

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Call for Papers & Submission Instructions

Preparations are underway for IFAC 2014 and the opportunity to submit a paper has passed.

Authors have been notified whether their submission was successful. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the IFAC 2014 Programme Secretariat via our contact page or +27 21 683 2934.

The theme of the congress is "Promoting automatic control for the benefit of humankind".

You are invited to submit original papers covering the broad spectrum of topics in Automation and Control spanned by IFAC; papers should be of high quality in accordance with the tradition of previous IFAC World Congresses. You can download the full Call for Papers here.

Submission Instructions

Papers and all other proposals must be submitted electronically using the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System:

All submissions must be in PDF format, written in English, and prepared according to the IFAC format.

Please visit for detailed instructions.

Paper Lengths

  Page limits for initial submissions Page limits for final submissions Absolute page limits for final submissions
Contributed regular paper 9 6 9
Contributed survey paper 15 12 15
Contributed industrial paper 6 6 6
Invited session proposal 6 6 6
Invited regular paper 9 6 9
Invited keynote paper 15 12 15
Invited industrial paper 6 6 6
Contributed extended abstract 6 6 6
Invited extended abstract 6 6 6
Interactive paper 9 6 9

Registration Fee Information

Two papers will be allowed per full registration fee and one per student registration fee.

Pre-Congress Workshops And Tutorials.

You are invited to submit a proposal for the pre-congress workshops and tutorials which will inform participants about the state of the art in specific areas of interest to the IFAC community.

Extended Abstracts

The congress will accept a limited number of papers based on extended abstracts, to encourage participation from industry and from colleagues outside the traditional academic control community. These abstracts will typically be two pages in length and will be subject to peer review. Authors will present in technical or interactive sessions but the papers will not appear in the congress proceedings.

Invited Session Proposals

Proposals are sought from those wishing to organize an invited session on a specific topic. Please click here for further details.

Important Dates

June 1, 2013 Submission site opens

October 30, 2013 Deadline for the submission of:

November 15, 2013 Deadline for the submission of:

February 14, 2014 Notification of acceptance

March 3, 2014 Preliminary programme announcement

March 31, 2014 Deadline for the final submissions (papers can be uploaded only after the payment of the registration fee)

April 18, 2014 Final programme announcement

August 23-24, 2014 Pre-Congress tutorials and workshops

August 24-29, 2014 IFAC 2014

Technical Areas

A list of IFAC Technical Areas is listed below, and more detail may be found at

Final Programme now available Delegate List IFAC 2014 Photos

Key Dates

Opening Ceremony
24 August 2014

First Plenary Session
25 August 2014

Congress Banquet
28 August 2014

Closing Ceremony
29 August 2014

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