The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control | Cape Town, South
Africa | 24-29 August 2014
Promoting automatic control for the benefit of humankind
The prize is for the best paper at an IFAC World Congress of an author (in exceptional cases authors) younger than 35 years. If a paper has more than one author, all authors must meet the age requirement. The prize and a certificate is awarded at each IFAC Triennial World Congress.
Authors younger than 35 (who feel they have a high quality paper) can nominate their paper for consideration for the YAP. Authors wishing their paper to be considered should include a statement that they will all be under the age of 35 on the starting date of the Congress. As with all Congress papers, one of the authors must attend the Congress and present the paper.
A preliminary selection process is performed by the pertinent Technical Committees. Within a month after the closing date of submissions to the Congress, each Technical Committee submits to the Chair of the IFAC Young Author Prize Selection Committee the set of papers which are considered suitable for this Prize. The YAP Selection Committee determines a short list of five finalists, and notifies the respective corresponding authors by the time of the Notification of Acceptance of IFAC Congress papers. The winner is determined at the time of the Congress, based on both the written paper and the oral presentation.