Starting from 2015, all papers from IFAC meetings (where IFAC is the main sponsor) are published, in partnership with Elsevier, the IFAC Publisher, in the IFAC-PapersOnLine proceedings series hosted at the ScienceDirect web service. All papers published on the web site can be cited using the series ISSN and the individual paper DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

Professor  from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is the current Editor-in-Chief for IFAC PapersOnLine. Dimitri Peaucelle from LAAS-CNRS is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief.

The IFAC-PapersOnLine series have the following main features:

  • Open Access in nature – no charge is made to individuals for reading or downloading.

  • All papers accepted in the meeting program are published in PDF format - searchable and citable using the existing IFAC- PapersOnLine ISSN and the individual Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).

  • In addition to providing their papers to IFAC-PapersOnLine, organizers may produce preprints of their meeting in any form, provided these materials do not carry an ISBN or any other kind of publication code.

  • The IFAC event Organizer Guide has been updated to include some changes in the publication procedures reflecting the new structure. An Editor’s Guide is available for the use of event editors.

  • Papers can be searched, cited, and individually downloaded.

  • Copyright of all papers belongs to IFAC and must be referenced if derivative journal papers are produced from the conference papers.

IFAC event organizers are given a time-window to submit material to the site, which means that they can determine when the papers will be released so as to ensure that conference attendance is not negatively affected. IFAC policy requires that all papers will appear on the site shortly after the meeting at the latest.

The IFAC Proceedings Volumes series, also hosted at the ScienceDirect web service, includes papers from IFAC events held between 1965 and 2015..