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IFAC 2014 : The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control


When Aug 24, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014
Where Cape Town
Submission Deadline Oct 30, 2013
Notification Due Feb 14, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 31, 2014
Categories    signal processing   intelligent vehicles

Call For Papers

The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2014) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 24-29 August 2014.

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.

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, 2103 Submission site opens
October 30, 2013 Deadline for the submission of:
•full draft contributed/invited/industrial papers
•invited session proposals
•pre-Congress tutorials and workshops proposals
•panel discussion session proposals
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

•Systems and Signals: Modelling, Identification and Signal Processing; Adaptive and Learning Systems; Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems; Stochastic Systems; Networked Systems
•Design Methods: Control Design; Linear Control Systems; Non-Linear Control Systems; Optimal Control; Robust Control; Distributed Parameter Systems
•Computers, Cognition and Communication: Computers for Control; Computational Intelligence in Control; Telematics: Control via Communication Networks
•Mechatronics, Robotics and Components: Components and Technologies for Control; Mechatronic Systems; Robotics; Human Machine Systems
•Manufacturing and Logistics Systems: Manufacturing Plant Control; Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control; Enterprise Integration and Networking; Large Scale Complex Systems
•Process and Power Systems: Chemical Process Control; Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing; Power and Energy Systems; Fault Detection, Supervision & Safety of Technical Processes
•Transportation and Vehicle Systems: Automotive Control; Marine Systems; Aerospace; Transportation Systems; Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles
•Bio- and Ecological Systems: Control in Agriculture; Biological and Medical Systems; Modelling and Control of Environmental Systems; Biosystems and Bioprocesses
•Social Systems: Economic and Business Systems; Social Impact of Automation; Control Education Technology, Culture and International Stability

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