Call for Papers

Contributions are invited in all areas pertaining to the engineering of hybrid systems including: modelling, specification, verification, analysis, control synthesis, simulation, validation, and implementation. We solicit theoretical as well as applied research papers in the area, both as regular papers, and as tools papers, and case studies. We welcome articles connecting the cognate fields of control theory and formal verification. 

Contributions are encouraged on applications of hybrid methods in various fields, such as automotive, avionics, energy and power, mobile and autonomous robotics, the process and manufacture industry, transportation and infrastructure networks, communication networks and networked control systems, cyber-physical systems, safety-critical systems, systems and synthetic biology. 

Important dates 


Invited Session Proposals due: December 1, 2017

Paper Submissions due: December 8, 2017

Author notification: February 2018 

Final papers due: April 2018

Early registration: TBA

Conference: Jul. 11-13, 2018 


Regular papers: Regular papers can have a length of up to 8 pages at submission. Accepted papers are limited to 6 pages in the conference preprints and on-line proceedings.

Invited session proposals: Invited sessions consist of 4 to 6 papers related to a common theme that fits within the scope of ADHS. An invited session proposal should contain a short description of the common theme as well as the list of papers in the session and their abstracts. 

The invited session organiser first has to submit the pdf file of the session proposal (without participating papers). The IFAC Conference Manuscript Management System then returns an acknowledgment that contains an alpha-numeric code for the proposed session. 

Subsequently, the organiser has to notify the contributing authors of their invited session code. The corresponding author of each paper then submits the paper on-line as an invited paper. 

Invited session papers: Invited session papers papers can have a length of up to 8 pages at submission. Accepted papers are limited to 6 pages in the conference preprints and on-line proceedings. Submission as an invited session paper requires the invited session code, which can be obtained from the session organizer.

Support for Authors: Author's kits with style (.cls) files for LaTeX are available from the submission website. Go to and select "Support" for these files and example files, or directly go to the support page. Please do not change the formatting in any way.


Submissions and registrations policies

  • All papers submitted to ADHS2018 must be written in English and formatted in the standard IFAC 2-column format provided on the IFAC Conference Management System website (see the item "Support for Authors" above).
  • For initial submissions, all regular and invited session papers are limited to eight (8) pages. The submission website will not permit longer papers to be uploaded.
  • For the final upload all accepted and invited papers are limited to six (6) pages. 
  • For each accepted paper at least one of the authors should have a full registration in order to have the paper included in the preprints and the post-conference on-line proceedings at IFAC-PapersOnLine


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.