Deadlines


For details of submission types, please check here.

Type of submission Deadline
Initial Paper Submission Deadlines Regular Contribution Feb. 7 2022 (firm deadline!)
Regular Survey Contribution Feb. 7 2022 (firm deadline!)
Discussion Contribution Apr. 8 2022 (extended!)
Dissemination Contribution Apr. 8 2022 (extended!)
Open Invited Track Proposal Jan. 7 2022 (extended!)
Open Invited Track Contribution Feb. 7 2022 (firm deadline!)
Open Invited Track Survey Contribution Feb. 7 2022 (firm deadline!)
Open Invited Track Discussion Contribution Apr. 8 2022 (extended!)
Notification of Acceptance Apr. 15 2022
Final Paper Submission Deadlines Regular Contribution May 15 2022 (extended!)
Regular Survey Contribution May 15 2022 (extended!)
Discussion Contribution May 15 2022 (extended!)
Open Invited Track Contribution May 15 2022 (extended!)
Open Invited Track Survey Contribution May 15 2022 (extended!)
Open Invited Track Discussion Contribution May 15 2022 (extended!)

ROCOND 2022 Submission Categories


For Prospective Open Invited Track Proposers:

Irrespective of the deadline, please submit your proposal as early as possible so that your Open Invited Track will draw attention of more potential contributors.

Once your proposal is received, the IPC will review and decide its approval/disapproval straight away. Upon approval, the track information along with the track code will be posted on the symposium webpage (link). The proposer may (and is indeed encouraged to) distribute the information to prospective contributors themself.

Submission Categories

ROCOND 2022 offers a variety of submission opportunities as below.

Regular Contributions & Regular Survey Contributions

Regular contributions will be selected on the originality, technical soundness, quality of written exposition and relevance to ROCOND topics. Submissions are at most 8 pages long (14 pages for survey papers). Presentations are in oral sessions during the Symposium in a 20 minutes format, including questions (40 minutes for Survey contributions). Papers are published in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings with a 6 pages limit (12 for Surveys).

Discussion Contributions

Discussion Contributions are for bringing forward specific topics within the scope of ROCOND, especially for participants from the industry, as well as government and education sectors. It may also be an opportunity to discuss ongoing research. Submissions are in the form of an extended abstract of at most 4 pages. Discussion Contributions have a late submission deadline and will go under a fast review process based on the relevance to the audience at ROCOND. Presentations of Discussion Contribution may be either in oral sessions or in interactive sessions. Extended abstracts will NOT be included in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings, but only in the preprints.

Dissemination Contributions

Dissemination Contributions provide opportunities to authors whose papers have been recently accepted by IFAC journals to showcase their results to a broader audience at an IFAC Conference. Submissions shall provide the pdf of the paper as it is accepted in the journal. It is also required to forward the acceptance email to Hiroyuki Ichihara (ichihara@meiji.ac.jp). Presentations of Dissemination Contributions shall be in oral sessions during the Symposium in a 20 minutes format, including questions. The titles and abstracts will be included in the preprints, but they will NOT be included in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings.

Open invited tracks will focus on specific research topics and are to be proposed by organizers similarly to invited sessions. The proposal will be presented in the ROCOND 2022 website, and anyone can submit their papers for such tracks. There is no limitation on the number of papers per track.

Open Invited Track Contributions and Open Invited Track Survey Contributions are reviewed following the same rules as Regular and Regular Survey Contributions, and the Papers are published in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings with a 6 pages limit (12 for Surveys).

The list of Open Invited Tracks can be found here.

Paper and Session Categories

Submission Categories

  • Regular and Open Invited Track Contributions
    • 8 page limit at initial submission and 6 page limit in the proceedings
    • These 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:
      https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ifac-papersonline
  • Survey and Open Invited Track Survey Contributions
    • 14 page limit at initial submission and 12 page limit in the proceedings
    • These 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:
      https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ifac-papersonline
  • Discussion and Open Invited Track Discussion Contributions
    • 4 page limit at initial submission and 4 page limit in the preprints
    • These papers will go through an ad hoc review process by IPC.
    • If accepted and included in the conference program, the paper will NOT appear in the IFAC-PapersOnLine but be included in the preprints of the Symposium distributed to the attendees.
  • Dissemination Contributions
    • Submission of the PDF accepted in an IFAC journal recently
    • These papers will go through an ad hoc review process by IPC.
    • If accepted and included in the conference program, the paper will NEITHER appear in the IFAC-PapersOnLine nor the preprints of the Symposium.

Presentation Categories

  • Oral sessions consist of six oral presentations in lecture format of 20 minute each.
  • Presentations of survey papers are exceptional and are 40 minutes each in lecture format.
  • Interactive (poster) sessions might be organized (for Discussion contributions only)

Papers must be submitted electronically through the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.

IFAC PaperPlaza (Submission)

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 (https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journal-authors/policies-and-ethics), and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (https://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizers-guide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.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 (https://sciencedirect.com/). 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).”

(Revised Nov. 25 2019)
https://www.ifac-control.org/publications/copyright-conditions