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 complete list is available on the Special Sessions page).
  • Tutorial/training sessions.
  • Industry sessions.
  • Plenaries.
  • Panel discussion (click here for more information).

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 that were submitted via PaperPlaza will appear in the conference proceedings. Those submitted in June and July by Dropbox will not appear in conference proceedings. All abstracts will appear in the accompanying conference material (provided on USB disk) unless explicitly requested.

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 (

Please note that where submissions are over the 6 page limit (up to a maximum limit of 8 pages), an additional charge of £50 will be payable by registrants.

Oral Presentations

Speakers are allotted 15 minutes each comprising: a 12 minute presentation and 3 minutes for questions.

Either Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe PDF presentation formats will be accepted and should be provided to the session chair at the start of the session. If presenting a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, please consider either using common Microsoft Windows fonts or embedding other fonts into the presentation to ensure replicability.

Poster Submissions

Posters should be printed in size A1 (594 x 841 mm, 23.4 x 33.1 inches) and can be either landscape or portrait. There is no poster template but we encourage authors to ensure that text is of a sensible size such that the poster is legible from approximately 1 metre (3 feet) away.

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

9th April 2018

Reviews complete

15th June 2018

Final paper submissions and early registration

16th 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

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.


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.