Author Information

Contributed papers

A contributed paper is intended to be a complete description of finished work. Accepted papers are limited to 6 pages in the conference proceedings at no extra charge; up to two extra pages are allowed for a per-page fee. Note that there is no separate short paper format.

There is now an option to submit a paper for publication in L-CSS and present it at ACC. Submissions to L-CSS are strictly limited to 6 pages. Additional details on submission policies can be found on the journal web page. 

If your paper was accepted by the LCSS, then the final version that you upload should coincide (title, abstract, authors, and manuscript) with the final LCSS version of your joint LCSS-CDC submission, even though it should be formatted with the conference style.

Invited Sessions

The invited session organizers must submit a proposal for their proposed session. Invited session proposals should present a unified theme from diverse viewpoints. Each proposal should consist of a summary statement and six regular papers (not abstracts). The organizer notifies Contributing Authors (CAs) of their invited session code. The corresponding author of each paper submits the paper online (PDF format) as an invited paper. Submission as an invited paper requires the invited session code.

Your proposal should contain the title of your session, 1-2 paragraphs describing the session, followed by the titles, author names and affiliations, and abstracts of the papers (full papers are not needed for the proposal submission). You should submit your proposal to the ACC submission website in PaperPlaza, selecting “Invited Session Proposal”. Once you submit your proposal, you will receive a code that you should share with the authors of the papers in your session. You can track the status of the papers submitted into your session in PaperPlaza. Finally, you can indicate in your proposal whether you prefer your session to be in the regular session format or RI format.

  1. ACC Invited papers submitted through the ACC submission website: The paper contributors will submit their full papers selecting “Invited Paper”. During the submission, the authors must put in the session code received from the invited session organizer.
  2. L-CSS papers with option to be considered as an ACC invited paper: The paper contributors will submit their paper to the L-CSS, choosing as submission type L-CSS and ACC-Invited Sessions (note that the L-CSS deadline is September 14). After submission, and no later than October 20, the authors should send an email to L-CSS Editor in Chief, Elena Valcher ([email protected]), and the CSS CEB Chair, Amir Aghdam ([email protected]), specifying the name of the invited session, the name of the invited session organizer(s) and the ACC invited session code (received from the ACC invited session organizers). Please visit the L-CSS website for more details:

For more information on invited sessions please contact the Vice Chair for Invited Sessions, Masoud Abbaszadeh.

Tutorial Sessions

Tutorial sessions are a type of invited session intended to provide an accessible introduction to a topic of general interest. Tutorial presentations may be 20, 40, or 60 minutes long, with the total session time not to exceed 2 hours. Papers are optional, but if submitted must undergo the standard review process. Tutorial papers may be up to 18 pages long, with the total page count of the session not to exceed 36 pages. Collaborations with industry are encouraged.

For more information on industry & application tutorial sessions please the Vice Chair for Industry & Applications, Leo Chiang.

Special Sessions

A brief description of the session, indicating the topic(s) to be covered and who will be making presentations in the session, should be submitted electronically (through PaperPlaza). Special sessions usually do not include presentations of papers that are peer-reviewed and included in the conference proceedings.

For more information, or to discuss possible special session topics, please contact the Vice Chair for Special Sessions, Yue “Sophie” Wang.

Poster Sessions

Poster-only submissions will be accepted for late-breaking results for a separate poster presentation track. The posters will be reviewed by the program committee, and no paper is required. Poster presenters must register for the full meeting.

Submissions are made as a “Poster Paper” in PaperPlaza by the deadline of March 25, 2022.

Final submission deadline: April 10, 2022

Experimental Demo Session

This session will highlight small portable experiments that conference participants have built for education or research purposes. Each presenter will have access to a monitor to share videos or other information and a table to display the experiment. A curated list of the educational experiments will be archived as an open resource for other instructors. Participants in this session will be required to pay full conference registration, and there will be no formal papers associated with this session.

Submit a one-page abstract of the experiment to include a description and an image or schematic of the experiment. Identify if the experiment is for education or for research purposes. Abstracts submitted for educational experiments should describe the fundamental concepts being demonstrated or explored and sample experiments or projects that could be done with the experiment. Abstracts submitted for research experiments should describe the topic of research, capabilities and functionalities of the experiment, and types of research data that could be collected.

Abstracts should be submitted as an “Experimental Demo Paper” to PaperPlaza by March 25, 2022.

Final submission deadline: April 10, 2022

Co-sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Education.

Support for Authors

Author’s Kits with style (.cls) files for LaTeX and templates (.dot) for MS-Word are available from the conference submission site. Go to the PaperPlaza website and select “Support” for these files and example files, or directly go to support page.

Submission and Registration Policies

  • All papers submitted to ACC 2022, whether for review or publication upon acceptance, must be written in English and formatted in the standard 2-column format provided on PaperPlaza.
  • For initial submissions, all regular and invited papers are limited to eight (8) pages. PaperPlaza will not permit longer papers to be uploaded.
  • For final upload and publication in the conference proceedings, all accepted contributed and invited papers are limited to six (6) pages at no extra charge. Authors may upload longer manuscripts up to a maximum of eight (8) pages total. However, each page in excess of six will incur a charge of USD 200.
  • At least one of the authors listed on the paper must register for ACC 2022at the full member/non-member rate to upload the final manuscript. A maximum of 4 papers can be uploaded with a single registration. Additional uploads on the same registration will require a payment of USD 200 per paper.
  • Please note: If an author registers at a reduced registration rate (student/retiree), s/he will not be able to use that registration to upload the final paper or final poster.
  • Please consider submitting your paper early and ensuring your paper satisfies the PDF check. Revised versions of papers can be resubmitted up until the deadline. No extensions of the deadline are foreseen.

All papers must be submitted electronically using PaperPlaza.

Only PDF files will be accepted. A maximum file size of 2MB for all uploaded papers is enforced. Click here for information on creating IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs.

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