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

Control 2018 will be accepting full papers and extended abstracts. 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 may be asked to convert  full papers to abstract-only submissions after the review.

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

More information on full papers and abstract submissions are below:

Abstract only submissions (max 1 side A4)

Abstract-only submissions are ideal for contributions from industry, presenting preliminary results or sharing ideas. Abstract-only contributions will not appear in the conference proceedings.

Full instructions are on the PaperPlaza site ( 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.  

Full paper submissions (maximum 6 sides A4)

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 (

Publication Information

Accepted full papers will be published on the IEEEXplore website (

The full publication title for the 12th UKACC International Conference on Control is:

2018 UKACC 12th International Conference on Control (CONTROL)

Key Dates

Deadline for special session proposals
1st February 2018
Deadline for paper/abstract-only submissions
1st March 2018
Reviews complete
1st May 2018
Final paper submissions and early registration
1st July 2018

Special Sessions

We are no longer accepting proposals for new special sessions. The confirmed special session themes can be found on the Special Sessions page.

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.