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Important dates

  • FIRM Paper submission deadline: January 31, 2022
  • Pre-Conference Tutorial Proposal deadline: January 31, 2022 
  • (New) Notification of acceptance: March 25, 2022
  • (New) Registration opens: March 25, 2022
  • (New) Final paper submission deadline: May 12, 2022
  • (New) Early registration deadline: May 12, 2022
  • Workshop dates: July 18-22, 2022

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR AUTHORS: The International Program Committee (IPC) and the National Organizing Committee (NOC) of the IFAC CAO 2022 recognize that the Covid-19 pandemic could continue disrupting the normal course of life in July 2022. The objective remains to host an event in person, but the IPC and NOC want to reassure all the authors that appropriate mitigating measures, such as a remote presentation and participation, will be set up should anyone face travel restrictions.

Regular and Invited Session Contributions

  • For initial submission, the papers are limited to 8-pages
  • For final submission, papers are limited to 6 pages
  • All papers will go through the standard review process by IPC. The papers are to be of high technical quality.
  • If accepted and included in the conference program, the paper will appear in the IFAC-PapersOnLine series in a fully open access form through the partnership with Elsevier. PapersOnLine is hosted on the ScienceDirect platform:



The Workshop proceedings will be published in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings series indexed by Scopus as one of Elsevier's journals. All papers published in the IFAC-PapersOnLine are provided with the individual paper DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

Please note that each accepted manuscript must be presented at the Workshop by one of the registered participants.

IFAC 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 ( Guidelines.pdf/view).

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 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).

The last version of the IFAC Copyright conditions statement and the instructions for authors can be found on the IFAC website (


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