Information for Authors

Call for Papers (PDF)

Relevant Dates and Proceedings
  • Submission site opens: February 1, 2016

  • Papers submission deadline: April 15, 2016

  • Notice of acceptance: July 1, 2016

  • Final version due: August 5, 2016

Instructions for Posters

For presentations at the Poster/Interactive Sessions, all posters should be prepared to fit the poster panels whose size is 110 cm (width) x 160 cm (height).

Poster Template in PowerPoint

  • All submissions must be uploaded (in pdf format) through the IFAC Conference Manuscript Management System website at

  • All submissions must follow the IFAC conference format. Instructions for authors are available here. The maximum number of pages is limited to six (6), including figures.

  • Following the tradition of previous NecSys workshops, all accepted papers will be presented in the poster format.

Workshop Organization: Plenaries and Interactive/Poster Sessions

Following the tradition of previous NecSys workshops, the workshop will be single track and will feature: 10 plenary presentations, and 4 poster/interactive sessions of contributed papers (2 per day).

The poster/interactive sessions will not be in parallel with the invited plenaries. This nontraditional choice of oral presentation only for the invited speakers and interactive presentations for all contributed papers, is motivated by the interdisciplinary topics of this workshop. In fact, the invited oral presentations will be of tutorial nature while the contributed papers will be organized in interactive poster sessions with limited number of contributions and with ample reserved time slots, thus hopefully stimulating discussions and promoting ideas exchanges.

IFAC Copyright conditions

All papers must be in agreement with the IFAC Copyright Policy, reported here for convenience.

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 (, but see also the Vancouver protocol, 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 noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC.