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

Deadlines and other dates

  • 22 January 2024 – Submission Management System opens
  • 31 March 2024 – Regular Paper initial submission deadline
  • 15 May 2024 – Notification of acceptance of submissions
  • 22 June 2024 – Final paper submission
  • 31 May 2024 – Early bird registration expires
  • 3-4 September 2024 – Short courses
  • 4-6 September 2024 – Workshop dates


Contributions will be selected on the originality, technical soundness, quality of written exposition and relevance to the 7th IFAC Workshop on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing 2024 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.

Contribution Details

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

Instructions for Authors

Young Author Awards

To stimulate the involvement of young scientists and engineers in IFAC and recognize top-level contributions of the younger generation in the field, an IFAC Young Author Award is presented at the 7th IFAC Workshop on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing 2024. This is awarded for the best the 7th IFAC Workshop on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing 2024 paper of which the first and presenting author is the main contributor of the research results in the paper, and where The candidate must be less than 30 years old at the time of the event (motivated exemptions on the age criterion to deal with gender and cultural differences to allow for fair competition are allowed).

The nomination form is available at the IFAC Young Author Conference Award—IFAC · International Federation of Automatic Control (

Nominations will be closed on 30 August 2024. They are made by the young author’s Supervisor, Co-worker, or reviewer (no self-nominations) and 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 their reading of the paper. A winner is selected based on both the written paper and the oral presentation given by the nominee.

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).