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Call for Papers

 

Type of contributions

IFAC CAMS 2022 will be held in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, within the premises of the Technical University of Denmark in the period September 14-16, 2022. To organize an outstanding technical program we invite academic and industrial stakeholders to submit scientific and technological contributions in the form of:

  • Contributed papers; Survey papers; Invited session papers

  • Industry talks

  • Invited session proposals

Moreover, we also welcome the submission

  • Pre-conference tutorial and workshop proposals

that will complement the technical  program by providing the conference delegates a broad overview of the state-of-the-art in the field of Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics and Vehicles.

How to submit

All papers, session proposals  and tutorial/workshop proposals must be submitted electronically through the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.

Format requirements

All papers submitted to IFAC technical meetings must be in English and must comply with the IFAC paper layout. The material submitted for presentation at IFAC meetings must be original, not published or being considered for publication elsewhere. The conference manuscript must meet IFAC’s requirements in order to achieve the suitable layout and manuscripts properties.

Please visit the IFAC Manuscript Requirements for detailed instructions. In order to facilitate manuscript preparation, templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available. Detailed information about IFAC templates and style files for all paper submissions can be found at the IFAC Author Guide.

Submission deadlines (UPDATED April 12 2022)

  • March 14, 2022 - submission deadline for invited session proposals (extended from February 28)

  • April 22, 2022 - submission deadline for contributed papers, survey papers and invited papers (extended from March 31)

  • April 8, 2022 - submission deadline for pre-conference tutorial and workshops

  • May 31, 2022 - submission deadline for industry talks (extended from April 29)

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.

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).

Contributed papers

Contributed Papers must be submitted through the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. For the purpose of review only, manuscripts up to eight (8) pages long in the standard two-column IFAC format will be considered. If accepted, final manuscripts are limited to six (6) pagesFlexibility can only be applied at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief of IFAC-PapersOnline.

Survey papers

Survey papers must be submitted through the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. Survey papers up to twelve (12) pages long in the standard two-column IFAC format will be considered.

Invited session proposals

Proposals are invited from participants who wish to organize invited sessions. An invited session comprises of six thematically coherent papers. The session should be composed in order to achieve added value over the mere presentation of individual papers, by focusing for example on emerging challenges or different angles on established problems that one would not expect to see in a regular contributed paper session. Proposals for invited sessions must be submitted through the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. Proposals should contain a summary describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed session, as well as a short overview of the individual papers and how they fit into the overall theme. The invited session proposal have to be submitted before the invited papers of the session. Upon submission of the proposal the session organizer will receive a session code, which should be communicated to the authors of the invited papers for the submission of their contributions. The submission deadline for the invited session proposals is set to two weeks prior to the submission of invited session papers to allow sufficient time for the assessment and approval of the proposal.

Template for invited session proposal: LaTeX template

Invited papers

The six invited session papers must be submitted separately by their authors using the session code provided by the invited session organizer. Invited papers will undergo the same review process of contributed papers. Therefore, they should be of comparable high quality and should abide by the same formatting and submission rules. Invited papers must be submitted through the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. For the purpose of review only, manuscripts up to eight (8) pages in the standard two-column IFAC format will be considered. If accepted, the final manuscripts are limited to a length of six (6) pages. Flexibility can only be applied at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief of IFAC-PapersOnline. If an invited session is accepted but some of its constituent papers are rejected, the Program Committee reserves the right to replace the rejected invited papers with compatible contributed papers. Conversely, accepted invited papers from a rejected invited session will be included in regular contributed paper sessions.

Industry talks

To boost active participation through knowledge sharing from the marine industry we introduce the Industry talks, i.e. proposals for oral presentations delivered by industrial stakeholders as part of the conference technical program. An industry talk proposal is a one (1) page description of the oral presentation, which includes title, name and affiliation of speaker, motivation and scope of the talk, key outcomes. Industry talks are technical presentations.

Industry talks proposals must be submitted through the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System in the standard two-column IFAC format. The Program Committee reserves the right to reject the industry talk proposal based on misalignment between the scope of the talk and the scope of the conference.

Pre-conference tutorials and workshops

Pre-conference tutorials and workshops will be held on September 13, 2022. Conference participants can attend pre-conference tutorials and workshops for an additional fee.

  • Tutorials involve formal presentation of the principles (e.g., theory, methodology, and tools) behind an established research area to enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants in that area.

  • Workshops present the latest advances, open issues and challenges on research areas of interest to the marine systems, robotics and control community, and promote active participation and discussion among attendees.

We particularly welcome proposals that cover material or use presentation formats that are not found within the main conference for both tutorials and workshops that increase the interest for the event and enhance the interaction and discussion amongst participants.

Interested organizers of Tutorials and Workshops should submit a brief proposal through the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System. A proposal should include the title, list of instructors and their affiliations, an overview of the event (e.g., abstract, keywords, objectives, motivation, content, structure, and tentative program), and intended audience, as well as role and brief bio of each instructor. The proposal should also clarify the type and duration of the event (specify workshop or tutorial, half-day or full-day).

The Program Committee reserves the right to reject workshop/tutorial proposals (based on content), or to cancel accepted proposals (due to low numbers of pre-registrations). In the event of a cancellation, the event fees will be refunded in full.