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 here (Pdf) or here (MS Word) .

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.