Authors are invited to submit their contributions through the IFAC Submission Management System:

Deadlines and other dates

  • 01 December 2023 – Registration opens
  • 5 January 2024 – Submission of invited session
    proposals and draft papers
  • 19 January 2024 – Submission of invited session

  • 26 January 2024 – Submission of draft papers

  • 23 Frebuary 2024 – Author notification
  • 29 March 2024 – Final Submissions Deadline / Early Registration Deadline
  • 1 May 2024 – Registration Deadline

Contribution categories

Regular Contributions

Regular contributions will be selected on the originality, technical soundness, quality of written exposition and relevance to LHMNC24 topics. Initial submissions are at least 4 pages long and most 8 pages long, with a strict 6 pages limit for final manuscripts to be included in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings. Presentations are in oral sessions during the conference in a 20 minutes format, including questions.

Discussion Contributions

Discussion Contributions are for bringing forward specific topics within the scope of LHMNC24, especially for participants from the industry, as well as government and education sectors. It may also be an opportunity to discuss ongoing research. Submissions are in the form of an extended abstract of at most 4 pages. Discussion Contributions have a late submission deadline and will go under a fast review process based on the relevance to the audience at LHMNC24. Presentations of Discussion Contribution may be either in oral sessions or in interactive sessions. Extended abstracts will NOT be included in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings, but only in the preprints.

Invited Session Proposals, invited papers

Invited sessions usually gather 6 contributions (20minutes each) on a dedicated topic. Proposals for invited sessions must contain the title of the proposed session, a short description of the topic and related works, plus the list of contributors with the tentative titles of the papers. Invited papers have the same status as a regular paper. They are at least 4 pages long and most 8 pages long, with a strict 6 pages limit for final manuscripts to be included in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings.

Regular Contribution and Invited Regular Contribution

Initial manuscript4 pages minimum, 8 pages maximum
Final paper6 pages maximum
IFAC standard peer reviewBy the International Program Committee
If acceptedIncluded in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings
+ oral presentation

Discussion Contribution

Extended abstract4 pages maximum
Ad hoc evaluationBy the International Program Committee Chairs
If acceptedIncluded in the preprints + oral presentation
Ad hoc evaluation

Instructions for Authors

Copyright Conditions

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 (, and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines ( 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 grant exclusive publishing rights to IFAC under a Creative Commons license when they submit the final version of the paper. The copyright belongs to the authors, who have the right to share the paper in the same terms allowed by the end user license, and retain all patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).