All papers must be submitted electronically through the  PaperCept Conference Management System at  and following the link "Submit a contribution to WODES 2018".

Format and submission guidelines

Authors are advised to read the information provided at to assist authors submitting papers to IFAC meetings. Using this information, you will be able to prepare your paper in the appropriate form for inclusion in the meeting Proceedings.

For the purpose of review only, manuscripts up to eight (8) pages long in the standard two-column IEEE conference format will be considered. However, normal length for the final manuscript is limited to six (6) pages. Papers exceeding the normal length may be submitted upon payment of over-length page charges for each page in excess of six. A maximum of two extra pages above normal six are permitted.

Special sessions proposal

Proposals for special sessions are submitted through PaperCept following the link for Invited Session proposal.

The proposal for a special session should also be sent by the organizers to the IPC Chairs via email to and should include: Title of the session and keywords, Names, affiliations and contact addresses of the organizers, including email addresses, Description and aim of the proposed session, Titles of the contributions, together with the names and contact addresses of the contributing and committed authors.

Special sessions papers

They must also be submitted through PaperCept following the link for invited papers. When submitting a special session paper the authors should specify the session code that has been sent to them by the session organizers.

Demonstrator papers

Demonstrator papers must be submitted through PaperCept following the link for demonstrator papers. This information will be forwarded to the reviewers for contextualized review of the contribution. It will also be used by the IPC to compose the program. Papers presenting a demonstrator will have the same status as any other WODES paper.

Best student paper award

  • Purpose: To recognize excellence in a conference paper contribution whose primary author is a student.
  • Basis: Originality, clarity, and potential impact on practical applications or theoretical foundations of control.
  • Guidelines: To be eligible, the primary author must be a student at the time of original submission and the paper must have been accepted for presentation at the WODES 2018. Further information will be made available before Final submission on this web page.