Session Proposal and Paper Submission

The International Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal and join us in this prestigious international event for scholars and experts. The symposium will continue the success of the previous meetings, which were held in Kassel (DE), Atlanta (US), Seoul (KR), Valenciennes (FR) and Las Vegas (US). The objective of this symposium is to exchange ideas and further understanding in the areas of Human-Machine Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Intelligent and Autonomous Systems and Decision Support Systems. The symposium will especially highlight the paradigm shifts in research and practice. We witness in these areas due to the recent advance of communication and information technologies.

Submission Procedure

All submissions must be original work. The official language of the symposium is English. Proposals may be of three types:

  1. papers,
  2. poster presentations, and
  3. thematic topic session.

Paper and Poster Presentation Submission

The author should submit a full draft paper that describes original work (up to 6 pages). At least one author must register early to be included in the program.

The submission form can be found at the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.

The IFAC author guide is provided at http://www.ifac-control.org/events/information-for-ifac-authors.

It is assumed that authors submit their papers in good faith, with the intention to attend the Congress. A paper not presented carries damage to the other authors. In addition, this creates a break in the lecture session, which in turn causes an inconvenience to the audience and the organizers.

Contributions to the symposium will be discussed in Sessions, and Workshops. All contributions, papers and posters, will be included into the pre-prints of the symposium. Only the papers in the sessions will appear in the Proceedings, after they have been accepted and presented. The Proceedings include both papers and posters from regular and special sessions.

Therefore, no-show papers will not be included in the Preprints and Proceedings.

Proposals for Thematic Topic Session

Sessions organizers are invited to submit a set of 4-6 speakers invited papers with a well-defined cohesive focus on a topic relevant to the symposium. Sessions may start with a tutorial presentation. Session proposals can be extended abstracts of at least 1000-2000 words showing the principal contributions of the submitted papers that will be presented. Each speaker will be requested to provide the session organizer an abstract with about 200 words describing his contribution in the session. The session organizers are requested to submit the proposal including all speakers' abstracts before the papers submission deadline (Nov. 21, 2015 Jan. 15, 2016 (re-extended)). In addition, full papers (up to 6 pages) written by the participating authors to the organized session are required before the submission deadline for thematic session papers (Dec. 21, 2015 Jan. 29, 2016 Feb. 29, 2016, 12:00 p.m. JST (re-extended)) that is one month later than the deadline of the regular and poster presentations.

The submission form can be found at the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.

Please contact the secretariat at sec-ifachms2016@me.kyoto-u.ac.jp for more details.

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 (http://www.elsevier.com/journal-authors/author-rights-and-responsibilities), but see also the Vancouver protocol, and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (http://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizers-guide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf/view).

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 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/). 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.

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