Authors are invited to submit their contributions through the IFAC Submission Management System: IFAC PoL papers are limited to 6 pages and charge for extra pages is not allowed.

Deadlines and other dates

  • 10 January 2024 – Submission Management System opens
  • 25 February 2024 – Invited Session submission deadline
  • 25 February 2024 – Regular Paper initial submission deadline
  • beginning of June 2024 – Acceptance notification
  • June 2024 – Registration opens
  • 21 July 2024 – Final submission deadline
  • 4-6 September 2024 – Conference dates

Young Author Awards

In order to stimulate the involvement of young scientists and engineers in IFAC, as well as to recognize top-level contributions of the younger generation in the field, an IFAC Young Author Award is presented at MICNON2024. This is awarded for the best MICNON paper of which the first and presenting author is the main contributor of the research results in the paper, and where the candidate has the Student status at the time of paper submission.

Nominations are solicited after the final submission of papers is closed. Nominations are made by colleagues of the young author (no self-nominations). Nominations are done using the IFAC Submission Management System. The IFAC Young Author Award Selection Committee shall determine a short list of finalists, based on the gathered reviews and on their own reading of the paper. Based on both the written paper and the oral presentation given by the nominee, a winner is selected.

The nomination form can be found here:

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).