Submission Guidelines

The submission portal for ICONS 2019 will open on December 1st, 2018. All submissions must be made through the IFAC Conference Manuscript Management System website at All papers presented will be recorded as an IFAC Publication. When preparing the paper manuscript the authors should adhere to the IFAC style files for conference paper. The procedure and guidelines for submitting special session proposals are provided on the conference website.

Contributions: All submitted papers must be written in English. Only regular papers are accepted at ICONS 2019, which can have a length of up to 8 pages at initial submission. Accepted papers are limited to 6 pages in the conference proceedings at no extra charge; up to two extra pages are allowed for an additional charge.

Support for Authors: Author's kits with style (.cls) files for LaTeX and templates (.dot) for MS-Word are available from the submission website. Go to and select "Support" for these files and example files, or directly go to the support page. Please do not change the formatting in any way.

Copyright Conditions

All publication material submitted for presentation at ICONS2019 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 behaviour 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 non-commercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC.