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Call for papers

We invite you to submit either regular papers or extended abstracts. Extended abstracts will not be published on IFAC-PapersOnLine and are meant for dissemination of breaking results, ongoing or older work within the scope of the NecSys conference, or recent journal publications/submissions. 

Important dates

Submission guidelines

Presentation guidelines

Conference organization: Plenary presentations and Interactive poster sessions

Following the tradition of previous NecSys conferences, NecSys22 will be single track and will feature

The interactive poster sessions will not be in parallel with the invited plenaries. This nontraditional choice of oral presentation only for the invited speakers and interactive presentations for all contributed papers is motivated by the interdisciplinary topics of this conference. In fact, the invited oral presentations will be of tutorial nature while the contributed papers will be organized in interactive poster sessions with limited number of contributions and with ample reserved time slots, thus hopefully stimulating discussions and promoting the exchange of ideas.

IFAC Copyright conditions

All papers must be in agreement with the IFAC Copyright Policy, reported below for convenience. Extended abstracts are exempt from these 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 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).

IFAC Young Author Award

The IFAC Young Author Award has been awarded to Max Emerick for the paper

"Optimal Combined Motion and Assignments with Continuum Models"
Max Emerick, University of California Santa Barbara
Stacy Patterson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Bassam Bamieh, University of California Santa Barbara

The IFAC Young Author Award at NecSys 22 recognizes excellence in a paper whose first and presenting author is less than 30 years old at the time of the event.

The author of the awarded paper will have the opportunity to present the awarded paper in the IFAC Young Author Award spotlight presentation.


Accepted papers whose first and presenting author is a younger than 30. Exemptions are possible in case of past/current parental leave (please get in touch via email at

Basis for Judgement

Originality, clarity, and potential impact on practical applications or theoretical foundations of estimation and control in networked systems.


The winner will be announced during the closing session.


No self-nominations are allowed. Nominations are typically made by supervisors and need to be submitted via the conference submission site before 25 May 2022, using the provided template.

The final paper upload must be performed before uploading the award nomination.

Award committee


25 May 2022