Instructions for Authors

Papers must be submitted in PDF form according to the IFAC requirements. These can be found at

Please note that only PDF files complying with the IFAC style rules and PDF requirements are admissible, including a maximum page length of 6 pages. Please follow the author guide at

Papers should be submitted online via the PaperCept system at under “BMS2018”. All authors must have a registration number at the papercept system.

When submitting a contribution to an invited section, select “Invited Paper”. Remember to enter the specific session code on the submission page.

Notification of acceptance will be given by May 31st, 2018, and the revised final papers must be submitted via the PaperCept system by June 22nd, 2018.

Accepted papers will be distributed at the symposium as pre-prints, and then published in electronic form on the IFAC-PapersOnLine web site (

Special issues based on papers from the symposium are planned for the journals associated with IFAC TC8.2:

  • Control Engineering Practice
  • Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
  • Computer Methods and Programmes in Biomedicine
  • Biomedical Signal Processing & Control
Invited sessions

Suggestions for invited sessions and speakers/papers are welcome and can be submitted via the PaperCept site Invited sessions should be 4 or more papers presented as either oral presentations or posters. Those proposing invited sessions will receive an alphanumeric code which should be shared with those submitting manuscripts for the session. Submission of manuscripts for invited sessions will require this code, but otherwise will be peer reviewed as other manuscripts.