Invited Sessions and Open Invited Tracks

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Invited Sessions and Open Invited Tracks

For the IFAC World Congress 2023, participants are able to organize (i) invited sessions and (ii) open invited tracks. In either case, the topics should fall within the scope of the congress and should be sufficiently specific (and not too broad). Contributions to these invited sessions and open invited tracks can be in any of the three paper formats: Regular papers, Survey papers, or Discussion papers.

Invited sessions must be formed with six papers and based on personal invitation by the organizers. Open invited tracks have no limit on the number of papers, and the organizers are responsible for attracting contributors; the proposal will be advertised on the IFAC2023.org website, and anyone interested can submit their contributions.

Invited Sessions

Invited sessions consist of six papers on a specific research subject. An invited session proposal should be limited to 6 pages (in any template) and include:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Choice of an IFAC technical committee for review (via the choice of the first keyword)
  • Detailed description of the topic
  • Titles, authors, and abstracts of all six contributions.

Up on submission of the proposal, the organizers will receive a code for the session. The code should be distributed to the contributors, which will be needed at the time of submission of their papers.

Open Invited Tracks

Open invited tracks have no upper limit on the number of papers but only tracks having gathered more than five papers will be included in the program as open invited track sessions. An open invited track proposal should be limited to 6 pages (in any template) and include:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Choice of an IFAC technical committee for evaluation (via the choice of the first keyword)
  • Detailed description of the topic
  • Link to a web page to further describe the track (optional but recommended)

The IFAC World Congress 2023 website will advertise the submitted open invited tracks. Organizers are asked to submit proposals as early as possible and no later than September 15th 2022. Up on submission of the proposal, the organizers will obtain an open invited track code. This code will also be displayed on the congress web site. Contributors are asked to enter this invited track code when submitting their papers.

As soon as an open invited track proposal is submitted, the IPC chairs will check the relevance of the submitted topic with respect to the scope of IFAC and verify if the covered topics are not too broad or if the topics are already covered by previously submitted tracks. This pre-evaluation will be done prior to the announcement of the track on the congress website.


See the list of submitted open invited tracks


By default, contributions to open invited tracks are evaluated within the technical area chosen by the track organizer. If a paper to be submitted to an open invited track has a multi-area nature, the authors can suggest different keywords for evaluation and review. To do so, they should send an email to invited@ifac2023.org specifying (a) their submission ID number and the open invited track code; (b) the ordered list of three keywords among those listed on the IFAC2023 keywords page. The IPC may then reassign the submission to the appropriate technical committee for the reviewing process.

Reviewing of Invited Sessions and Tracks

Each paper will be individually reviewed. Invited session or track proposals will also be rated as a whole. At the discretion of the program committee, individual papers may be removed from the proposed session or track and be placed in the regular program, and appropriate contributed papers may be moved to the sessions or tracks. Likewise, selected papers from rejected invited sessions and tracks may be placed in the regular program.

Contact

For further information regarding invited sessions and open invited tracks, please contact us via the following email address:
invited@ifac2023.org