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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 every IFAC symposium and conference.
Eligibility Criteria
an age criterion of max 30 years old at the time of the event, for the first and presenting author of a paper, with motivated exemptions on the age criterion to deal with gender
and cultural differences so as to allow for a fair competition, or a criterion on the PhD-student status of the first and presenting author, at the time of paper submission.

The following submission/nomination procedure is followed that is supported by Papercept:

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  • The award is announced on the website of the conference/symposium
  • Nominations are solicited through Papercept after the submission of papers has been closed.
  • No self-nominations are allowed. Nominations are typically made by supervisors or reviewers.
  • An awards selection committee, appointed by the IPC chair, selects a number of finalists, on the basis of the nomination letters,
    the review reports, and the papers. Finalists are informed before the event.
  • The selection committee selects a winner out of the finalists, after having attended the presentation of the paper at the event.
  • The award is presented preferably at a plenary event during the conference/symposium.