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IFAC Young Author Award
IFAC Young Author Award

In order to stimulate the involvement of young scientists and engineers in IFAC, as well as to recognize top-level contributions of the younger generation in our field and to support their careers, IFAC will stimulate to have a Young Author Award at E-CoSM 2018. This award at IFAC conferences, for the best paper of which the first and presenting author satisfies the eligibility criterion and is the main contributor of the research results in the paper.

Eligibility and Conditions for the Award

1.  The first and presenting author of the paper must not be older than on the day of award presentation at the conference for the year;
2.  Members of the Award Selection Committee of the conference must not be authors of the paper;
3.  No self-nominations are allowed;
4.  The first author must attend the conference to present the paper and answer questions;
5.  The paper must have original significant contributions to the theory and/or applications of control and decision and it should not have been published or is under review for publication in any other international journal and conference;
6.  The paper should be well-organized and well-written, clear and concise, and with appropriate references and
     acknowledgement. Technical conclusions should be sound, correct and defendable.

Award Selection Criteria

1.  The paper is reviewed as per normal reviewing process. Nominations are typically made by supervisors or reviewers. Nominations are solicited through Papercept after the submission of final papers has been closed(Between March 30 to June 30, 2018);
2.  The Award Selection Committee selects a number of finalists, on the basis of the nomination letters, the review reports and the papers. Finalists are informed before the conference;
3.  The Award Selection Committee selects a winner out of the finalists, after having attended the presentation of paper at the conference;
4.  Awards are announced and presented during the conference;
5.  If less than two-thirds of the Award Selection Committee Members attend the conference, the Chair of the Selection Committee may invite renowned experts from the conference attendes as additional members of the Award Selection Committee for the conference.

The Award

The winner will receive an award of $xxx and a certificate.
Each finalist excluding the winner will receive $xxx and a certificate.


The implementation plan is formulated by the organizers of E-CoSM 2018. The Award Selection Committee reserves the right to disqualify the award candidate if he or she fails to meet one of the above conditions.

For questions regarding the conference, please contact gaobz@jlu.edu.cn