IFAC TC Award Best Technology Paper in Telematics Application


The award is given for outstanding technological contributions at an IFAC Telematics Application Symposium in the area of Technology and Application of Control via Communication Networks. This includes, but is not limited to, technology of telecommunication-based automation systems, application of Cyber Physical Systems, Industrial Internet and of Internet of Things. The intention of the award is to strengthen the technology part in the challenging unity of Theory, Technology and Application.


Eligible papers must be presented at the considered IFAC Symposium Telematics Application. Papers of the current TC Chair and TC Vice Chairs are not eligible.


Selection criteria
Selected papers should describe relevant technological aspects of control via communication networks and should reflect the unity of theory, technology and application in the field of Telematics. Papers which only present theoretical concepts without aspects of technology and implementation are not considered to be strong candidates for this award. In addition, selected papers should be clearly written and well presented.


Frequency of the award and occasion of award ceremony
The award is giving during the triennial IFAC Telematics Application Symposium. The award ceremony is part of the closing ceremony of the Symposium.

IFAC Yong Author Awards


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.


1. The award will be referred to as the “IFAC Young Author Award”
2. It is awarded at IFAC symposia and 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.
3. As eligibility criteria the conference/symposium organizers can choose between two alternatives:
a). 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
b). a criterion on the PhD-student status of the first and presenting author, at the time of paper submission.