Please submit a contribution via the official conference manuscript management system http://ifac.papercept.net by use of the link "Submit a contribution to MIM 2013".
Please, prepare an electronic version of your paper according to the following Style and Format.
The Paper should be prepared according to the IFAC LaTeX file: ifacconf-latex.zip. The package for IFAC papers consists of the following files:
Other than the sample file, there is no specific instruction on how to use the ifacconf.cls document class. Moreover, several requirements on the pdf files and the style of the manuscript are imposed. Briefly,
For Authors using Microsoft Word the compressed file ifacconf-office.zip is available containing the following files:
More details, instructions and template files for IFAC papers can be found here: http://www.ifac-control.org/events/information-for-ifac-authors
SUBMIT A CONTRIBUTION TO MIM '2013
All the paper submissions should be carried out through the official conference manuscript management system: http://ifac.papercept.net by use of the link "Submit a contribution to MIM 2013".
Please take into account the available option of automatic PDF Conversion: If you are preparing your file using MS-Word or LaTeX,
the system can convert your file to Xplore PDF compliant file automatically. At the point when you are asked to upload your file, instead of already created PDF file,
Templates for MS-Word as well as LaTeX can be downloaded from IFAC website here.
Papers submitted to a special session, are those that focus on the topics of an announced special session (authors auto decide). For a submission of this type, please use the "invited paper" option in the submission system, and the code of the corresponding Session (see http://mim2013.org/code/sessions.htm).
Regular papers and those submitted to special session are considered in the same manner during the peer review process which is independent from the organizers of the sessions.
Indeed, the special sessions are organized to enhance some particulars topics. These sessions are open to any participant (not limited to only those already invited by the session chairman).
The final paper submission will be opened on March 11 to April 15, 2013. Before the final paper submission, at least one of the paper authors is to be registered with the full or student (if applicable) registration fee. The full registration fee enables upload of any number of papers of the registered author, while the student registration fee enables upload of one paper of the author registered as a student.
Please note that reviewers' comments and associate editor's summary are attached herewith, and can also be accessed by logging into your account and following the link for reviews for this contribution at
Note the following VERY IMPORTANT issues when submitting your final manuscript:
The material submitted for presentation at an IFAC meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original, not published or being considered elsewhere. All papers included in the program will be distributed to the participants. Proceedings of the IFAC Congress, Symposia, Conferences and Workshops will be hosted on-line on the IFAC-PapersOnLine.net website. The presented papers will be further screened for possible publication in the IFAC Journals (Automatica, Control Engineering Practice, Annual Reviews in Control, Journal of Process Control, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and Mechatronics), or in IFAC affiliated journals. All papers presented will be recorded as an IFAC Publication.
Copyright of material presented at an IFAC meeting is held by IFAC. Authors will be required to transfer copyright electronically and/or in hard copy. The IFAC Journals and, after these, IFAC affiliated journals have priority access to all contributions presented. However, if the author is not contacted by an editor of these journals, within three months after the meeting, he/she is free to submit an expanded version of the presented material for journal publication elsewhere. In this case, the paper must carry a reference to the IFAC meeting where it was originally presented and, if the paper has appeared on the website www.IFAC-PapersOnLine.net, also a reference to this publication.