Guide For Authors

Guide for Authors

The organisers and UKACC committee would like to cover a range of submission types to encourage authors to present in the format most appropriate to their research. Moreover, a key novelty is the potential to submit an ‘abstract’, but no paper; this may be useful for delegates who want to present early findings or have a focus on dissemination, sharing and/or demonstration.


In order to provide a diverse learning experience for all delegates, there will be various types of session:

  • Normal parallel session with 20min presentations.
  • Parallel sessions with short presentations.
  • Poster sessions.
  • Demonstration sessions (which could include posters and/or computer demonstrations and/or laboratory hardware).
  • Special sessions (A generic special session on education aspects is already planned).
  • Tutorial/training sessions.
  • Industry sessions.
  • PGR Symposium.
  • Plenaries.
  • Panel discussion.

Submission Information

Publication site: Accepted papers will be published on the IEEEXplore website (

Full Publication Title: 2018 UKACC 12th International Conference on Control (CONTROL)

To ensure that your file is fully compliant with IEEEXplore, you need to verify your paper with IEEE PDF eXpress using the conference ID: 40988X

Paper and abstract templates: Please use the templates provided by the IEEE ( for both the initial submission and final accepted versions for both full papers and abstract only submissions. Please note authors maybe asked to convert  full papers to abstract-only submissions after the review.

Abstract only submissions (max 1 side)

Full instructions are on (address TBC). Please use the same templates as provided for full papers for both the initial submission and final accepted versions to ensure consistency of information and presentation such as authors names’ and affiliations.  Abstract only submissions should be sent to Please note these will not be published on the IEEEXplore website.

Full paper submissions (maximum 6 sides)

Full instructions are on the paperplaza site ( Authors have the option to select a preference for presentation format (talk, poster, demonstration), although the organisers will make a final decision based on an effective overall programme design. Accepted papers will be published on the IEEEXplore website (

Special Sessions

Special Sessions

Proposals for special sessions should be sent to in the first instance, providing a short summary of their plans. These should be submitted two months before the final deadline so that a paperplaza code can be assigned for contributors. Such sessions could be in the standard format of four to six 20 minute presentations or poster based or demonstration based or indeed other alternatives where appropriate. Any associated papers/abstracts should be submitted in the normal way and the session organiser should make it clear to the chair of the IPC which of these are relevant to their special session. It is not necessary for each contribution to be of identical format (e.g. full paper, abstract) as the organisers wish to encourage participation and sharing.

Conference Sessions

PGR Symposium

Details on how to contribute to this will be released nearer the date. The main intention is to support the development of PGR students. This is being coordinated by Bryn Jones.


Delegates wishing to give a demonstration (with no paper) should liaise directly with the technical programme director ( and provide an abstract (see above). This could be appropriate for sharing of teaching materials and laboratories.

Tutorial/training sessions

A number of these are already being planned, but if delegates want to add to these, please contact the technical programme chair ( to discuss your ideas.

Industry Sessions

A number of these are already being planned, but if delegates want to add to or contribute to these, please contact the conference chair to discuss your ideas