IFAC World Congress Awards

IFAC Congress Young Author Prize

The prize is for the best paper at the IFAC World Congress of an author younger than 30 years by July 1st, 2023. The author should be the first and should also present the results during the World Congress. The prize and a certificate are awarded at the closing ceremony of the IFAC World Congress.

Nominations may be made by the supervisor or colleagues of the young author (no self-nominations) and should include a nomination form. The nomination form must contain a clear statement indicating that the nominee is younger than 30 years by July 1st, 2023. The nomination form should be submitted using the IFAC PaperPlaza conference manuscript management system. For the age criterion motivated exemptions can be taken into account under certain specific circumstances. Papers authored by members of the Selection Committee or the Awards Chair are not eligible.

The nomination phase will start on December 8th, 2022 and close on March 8th, 2023. The IFAC Young Author Prize Selection Committee determines based on the gathered reviews and on their own reading of the paper a short list of finalists, and notifies authors. The winner is determined at the time of the Congress, based on both the written paper and the oral presentation that should be given by the nominee.

Young Author Prize Selection Committee:
Li Qiu (Chair)

IFAC Congress Application Paper Prize

The prize is given for outstanding technical contributions at the IFAC Congress in the area of control applications. This includes, but is not limited to, case studies, design and implementation of control systems and optimization of operations in a process. The prize and a certificate are awarded at the closing ceremony of the IFAC World Congress.

Nominations may arise either from colleagues of the young author (no self-nominations)   or from reviewers (nominations via a checkbox in the review form in the IFAC PaperPlaza conference manuscript management system). Papers authored by members of the Selection Committee or the Awards Chair are not eligible.

A preliminary selection process is performed by the relevant Technical Committees. By the time of the approval of the final Program of the Congress, each Technical Committee Chair submits to the Chair of the IFAC Application Paper Prize Selection Committee the set of papers which are considered suitable for this Prize. The Selection Committee determines a short list of finalists, and notifies the respective corresponding authors. The winner is determined at the time of the Congress, based on the written paper and the oral presentation.

Application Paper Prize Selection Committee:
Jay H. Lee (Chair)

IFAC Congress Interactive Paper Prize

The prize is for the best paper accepted and presented at the IFAC World Congress in an interactive session. At the congress, the presentations will be given in two formats: lecture/oral sessions and interactive sessions. All papers undergo the same review process, and the presentation format does not reflect the rating of the reviews. It is at the discretion of the International Program Committee to choose which papers are presented in either oral or interactive sessions. The interactive presentation will take place during 2-hour session slots.  The prize and a certificate are awarded at the closing ceremony of the IFAC World Congress.

The Chair of the IFAC Interactive Paper Prize will be responsible for nominating papers for the prize based on the reviews collected for the papers to be presented in interactive sessions. Papers authored by members of the Selection Committee or the Awards Chair are not eligible. The Selection Committee determines a short list of finalists, and notifies the respective corresponding authors. The winner is determined at the time of the Congress, based on the written paper and the interactive presentation.

Interactive Paper Prize Selection Committee:
Mario Sznaier (Chair)