All papers and proposals must be submitted electronically using the IFAC PaperPlaza conference manuscript management system:

At this web page, scroll down to the banner of  SysID 2024  and select ‘Submit a contribution to SysID 2024’.

Deadlines and other dates

  • Paper submission opens: September 15, 2023
  • Deadline for submission: December 10, 2023 November 20, 2023
  • Author notification: April 6, 2024
  • Registration opens: April 6, 2024
  • Early registration closes: May 16, 2024
  • Conference dates: July 17-19, 2024

Contribution categories

Regular Papers 

Regular papers must present original, unpublished work which falls into the scope of the symposium and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts are limited to six double-column pages. 

Extended Abstract 

Authors can also submit extended abstracts of at least 2000 words, describing preliminary work and/or with survey/tutorial content that will be subject to review and will be included in the preprints (USB-key) but will not appear in the on-line conference proceedings. Authors are welcome to submit extended abstracts of papers that have appeared last year or have been accepted for publication in an IFAC/ IEEE CSS journal and have not been or will not be presented at another conference.

Invited Papers 

The International Program Committee encourages the submission of invited sessions with sets of six invited papers on a well-defined subject of current interest. These papers must present original, unpublished work and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. An invited session should present a cohesive and comprehensive focus on a topic relevant to the scope of the symposium. It may start with a tutorial presentation which can be alotted a double time slot. In this case five papers are sufficient to compose a session. Authors of invited papers must also submit their papers. 

Submission of Invited Papers 

Invited papers are solicited by an organizer of an invited session. The invited session code will be needed to complete the submission. Invited papers must present original, unpublished work which falls into the scope of the symposium and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere 

How to Submit an Invited Session Proposal

Organizers of invited sessions should perform the following steps: 

1. Contact potential authors to obtain a list of authors, paper titles and abstracts 

2. Write a four page session proposal. This should describe the theme and content, demonstrate its coherence, and argue its significance and relevance. The proposed session should profile 6 specified papers (or 5 when the first paper is a tutorial). At a minimum, the proposal should contain the following information: 

  • The title of the session 
  • The name and full contact details of the session organizer 
  • A description of the session theme and an argument supporting its significance 
  • A list of the proposed session contributions, including titles, authors, and corresponding author of each paper
  • The abstract of each paper 3. Generate a PDF 

4. Submit your proposal through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. As part of this process, you will be provided with an invited session code. 

5. Pass the invited session code to the corresponding author of each paper in the session. Authors will need to specify this number when submitting their papers. 

Software Session Papers

Software session papers are papers presenting the latest developments in software for system identification and related topics in control but also interactive learning tools for system identification. This includes, but is not limited to, new software toolboxes, or recent developments of existing program packages. The presented software should be complete in the sense that it can be made available to the public under certain conditions. Software session papers must present original, unpublished work which falls into the scope of the symposium and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All software session papers will be subject to review and assessment by the International Programme Committee. Manuscripts are limited to six double-column pages. These may also be extended abstracts rather than full papers, but must be at least 2000 words, and convey sufficient detail as to allow an informed peer review. Extended abstracts will appear in the USB-key containing the preprints, but will not be included in the conference proceedings. 

Authors are expected to bring their own laptops for demonstrations. 

Tutorial Sessions:

 Tutorial Sessions should present a comprehensive tutorial of a topic of current interest to SysId attendees that is not readily available elsewhere. Organizers are free to split the presentation of each contribution/paper in more than one talk and also to decide the length of each talk but the session should not exceed 2 hours.  The procedure to submit a tutorial session is similar to the submission of an invited proposals. In the description, the organizers must clearly articulate the goal of the session, its intended audience and the rationale for having a tutorial in the chosen topic as part of SysID

Instructions for Authors

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 SYSID 2024. This is awarded for the best SYSID 2024 paper of which the first and presenting author is the main contributor of the research results in the paper, and where the candidate is less than 30 years old at the time of the event (motivated exemptions on the age criterion to deal with gender and cultural differences so as to allow for a fair competition are allowed).

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.

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).