The program of MIM 2016 will consist of several kinds of presentations, including regular and invited sessions and special industrial sessions.

All paper submissions as well as Invited Session Proposals must be electronically submitted through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.

Guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts are provided on the IFAC website.
Authors are advised to read PaperCept's Getting Started Manual for Authors.

Only PDF files compliant with the IFAC Publications Requirements are acceptable for publication.

Invited sessions and tracks:

Invited sessions consist of 5 - 6 papers of the regular format focusing on targeted subjects and presenting a unifying theme. Invited session organizers should submit an abstract that summarizes the aim and the content of the invited session. A code will be assigned to such a session. The invited author should submit their paper by using this code. If at least 5 papers are accepted, the session is included in the symposium program as an invited session. If an invited session is not accepted, accepted papers submitted to this session will be included in regular sessions.

Invited sessions, grouped together in a track must be submitted independently. The head of track must contact the organization before session submissions to

Organizers of Invited sessions are requested to register their sessions through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System, obtain the session reference code, provide the code to the authors, and advise the authors to use the code in their paper submission (as invited paper).

Invited papers:
Authors are invited to submit papers (6 pages) reporting original research of theoretical or applied nature. They must indicate the invited session code at the time of submission.

The list of sessions opened for submission is posted on the Invited session page of the conference website. Interested authors should contact the session organizer(s).

Contributed papers:
Authors may submit a contribution independently of invited sessoions. They are invited to submit papers (6 pages) reporting original research of theoretical or applied nature as contributed paper.

Special sessions (Industrial, New Frontiers, Special Projets, etc):

Special sessions offer a venue for the presentation of topics of special academic, social or industrial interest, such as emerging research areas or most recent trends in manufacturing engineering. The format of special sessions is more flexible - it allows a panel discussion, led by the session chair(s), to motivate the exchange of opinions among presenters and participants. Special session presentations may be in the form of regular papers (6 pages), survey papers (12 pages) or Extended Abstracts (1-2 pages). However, Extended Abstracts will not appear in the post-conference Proceedings published in IFAC-PapersOnLine.

Companies or researchers interested in holding special sessions, workshops or exhibits are invited to contact the conference organization (

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 (, and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (

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 ( To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. 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.”