Contributed Papers

The conference accepts two types of submissions: 2-page papers and 4-page papers. The 2-page papers are extended abstracts and will ONLY be considered for presentation in one of the two poster sessions. The 4-page papers will be considered for presentation as a poster or for platform presentation in the general session. The program contains 9 speaker slots which are reserved for selected contributed papers and these 9 slots will be filled from the submissions of the 4-page papers. Four-page papers not selected for one of these slots will be placed in one of the poster sessions.

Please note that the deadlines and the review process is the same for both types of papers. The reviewer's will make the recommendations on the selection of the platform presentations.

The process to submit your paper will be in 2-parts. Part one, submit your 2- or 4-page paper using the START conference management system using the link below. Your papers will be reviewed and reviews will be returned in May. Part two will be to upload your final paper into the IFAC Papercept system (a link will be made available when reviews have been returned). You must use the IFAC author guidelines when developing your initial 2- or 4-page paper.

The online paper submission link is now open. To submit your paper click on the link below. The deadline for paper submissions is Saturday, February 3.

Online Submission Link

As an IFAC sponsored conference, accepted papers that have been presented at FOSBE 2018 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 you submit the final version of your paper no later than June 16, 2018. 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.

All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (FOSBE 2018) 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. Additional details regarding IFAC's copyright conditions are found here: IFAC Copyright Conditions.