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Demonstrator Papers

As in the recent World Congresses, the demonstrator paper category is introduced at IFAC WC 2023. The goal is to promote and showcase research and education-oriented devices, innovative prototypes, and attractive transfer of technologies towards high-tech enterprises. The demonstrator sessions will take place in the exhibition hall at the congress venue where the contributors will be given space to present their devices in an interactive environment.

Potential Topics for Demonstrators

The following is a list of example topics which fall in the category of demonstrator contributions.

Control demonstrators: Any experimental device that demonstrates recent achievements in control theory and applications.
Advanced robotics: Prototypes developed in laboratories related to microbotics, bio-inspired robots, autonomous robots, modular robots, healthcare, and collaborative robots.
Vehicles: Autonomous cars and platoons, unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, solar vehicles, and autonomous robotic boats.
Educational devices: Any devices developed to improve the learning process in academia or for professional degrees.
Popularization devices: Videos and dedicated devices to promote control and automation research and to help researchers explain their work to non-specialists.
Immersive multimedia: Different aspects of virtual reality and mediated reality can be investigated, including sensory experiences and simulated environments. Multidisciplinary skills are often required for prototype development in many application areas, including art, archeology, gaming, therapy, and so on.
Demonstrators for industry: Multidisciplinary projects in which automatic control is at the crossroad of several scientific disciplines and offers original solutions for complex problems are welcome. Innovative prototypes recently implemented in industrial environments will be welcome.
Softwares: Demonstrators can include software tools for simulation, modeling, control design, and so on.

Submission Procedure of Demonstrator Papers

The submission should be made through  Papers presenting an automatic control demonstrator will have the same status as other IFAC papers. They can be submitted under the following two categories:

  • Contributed demonstrator paper
  • Contributed demonstrator discussion paper

After selecting one of these paper categories, the second page of the submission system will request the authors to provide their names and the title, keywords and abstract of the paper.

Important: At the final step of submission, after uploading the manuscript, contributors of demonstrator papers are requested to upload a short PDF file describing their needs in terms of logistics and infrastructure (required space, required type of electricity power, etc.).

Invited Sessions and Open Invited Tracks

With demonstrator contributions, invited sessions and open invited tracks can be formed as well. For details about these types of sessions and tracks, see here. Contributors are most welcome to submit open invited track proposals for demonstrators. Submit your track proposals as early as possible to have enough time to attract contributions. Please include the term "demonstrator" in the track title to highlight this aspect.

Demonstrators Sessions

Papers that fall in the demonstrator category will be presented in dedicated sessions at the exhibition hall in the venue of the World Congress. Each speaker will be allocated space with a computer monitor for connecting to his/her own laptop. The presenters will be encouraged to emphasize their contributions by means of videos, simulations, demonstrations of software tools, or in a classical slideshow format. Companies are also invited to participate to the demonstrator exhibition and can book dedicated exhibition booths. Further details will be available soon.


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