The program of MIM 2019 will consist of several kinds of presentations, including regular session, invited sessions and open tracks, poster presentations, and special industrial sessions.

All papers as well as Invited Session and Open Invited Track Proposals must be electronically submitted through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.

Guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts are provided on the IFAC website.
Authors are advised to read PaperCept’s Getting Started Manual for Authors.

Only PDF files compliant with the IFAC Publications Requirements are acceptable for publication.

Regular contributed papers:
Authors are invited to submit papers (6 pages) reporting original research of theoretical or applied nature as contributed paper. Accepted papers exceeding the normal length may be included in the proceedings upon payment of over-length page charges for each page in excess of six pages, up to a maximum of two additional pages.

Invited session:
Invited sessions consist of 5-6 papers of the regular format focusing on targeted subjects and presenting a unifying theme. Invited session organizers should submit an abstract that summarizes the aim and the content of the invited session. A code will be assigned to such a session. The invited authors should submit their papers by using this code. If at least 5 papers are accepted, the session is included in the symposium program as an invited session. If an invited session is not accepted, accepted papers submitted to this session will be included in regular sessions.

Open invited track:
Open Invited Tracks have no upper limit on the number of papers but only those having gathered more than five papers will be considered. The IFAC MIM 2019 web site will advertise the submitted open invited tracks. Organizers are asked to submit proposals as early as possible and no later than the open invited tracks submission closure. Organizers obtain upon submission an open invited track code. As soon as an open invited track is submitted, the IPC Chairs will verify the relevance of the submitted topic with respect to the scope of IFAC. The open invited track code will also be displayed on the symposium web site. Contributors are asked to enter this invited track code when submitting their papers.

Organizers of Invited Sessions and Open Invited Tracks are requested to register their sessions through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System, to obtain the session reference code, to provide the code to the authors, and to advise the authors to use the code in their paper submission (as invited session paper or invited open track paper).

Invited session and open track papers:
Authors are invited to submit papers reporting original research of theoretical or applied nature. They must indicate the invited session or open invited track code at the time of submission. Invited session  and track papers may be in the form of regular papers (6 pages) or Extended Abstracts (1-2 pages). However, Extended Abstracts will not appear in the post-conference Proceedings published in IFAC-PapersOnLine.

The list of sessions opened for submission is posted on the Invited session and Tracks page of the conference website. Interested authors should contact the session organizer(s).

Special sessions (Industrial, New Frontiers, Special Projects, etc):
Special sessions offer a venue for the presentation of topics of special academic, social or industrial interest, such as emerging research areas or most recent trends in manufacturing engineering. The format of special sessions is more flexible – it allows a panel discussion, a workshop or a round table led by the session chair(s), to motivate the exchange of opinions among presenters and participants. Special session presentations may be in the form of regular papers (6 pages) or Extended Abstracts (1-2 pages). However, Extended Abstracts will not appear in the post-conference Proceedings published in IFAC-PapersOnLine.

Companies or researchers interested in holding special sessions, workshops or exhibits are invited to contact the conference organizers.

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

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 confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC.”