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.

The Young Author Award it is awarded for the best paper of which the first and presenting author has the PhD-student status at the time of paper submission and is the main contributor of the research results in the paper.

The nomination form can be downloaded form the IFAC homepage (

The winner as well as all finalists are provided with a certificate.

Submission/nomination procedure:

Nominations are solicited through Papercept after the submission of papers has been closed.
Nominations are typically made by supervisors or reviewers (No self-nominations are allowed).
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.