International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
Elsevier and IFAC
For more than 25 years, Elsevier and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) have collaborated on publications activities, with the intention of providing high quality international scientific and technical literature in control engineering and related disciplines.
Elsevier's position as the undisputed market leader in scientific publications, and IFAC's unsurpassed ability to bring together automatic control professionals from around the world, have resulted in a unique and enduring partnership, able to deliver the best of the research in control engineering, directly to your desktop.
The six IFAC Journals as well as the IFAC-affiliated journals, provide archival research of the very highest calibre, both from IFAC technical meetings and from directly submitted papers. All the Journals are available electronically as part of ScienceDirect.
Automatica is a broad control journal, publishing a mixture of theory and applications. It is the longest-established IFAC journal and is one of the world's leading control engineering journals, with a high impact factor and a deserved reputation for excellence. Automatica publishes regular papers, brief papers, technical communiqués, survey papers, and book reviews.
Control Engineering Practice
CEP is an applications journal covering a broad range of technologies and industries. The journal publishes directly submitted papers as well as special sections based on IFAC conferences and other interesting topics. All papers are expected to show practical results or to demonstrate application to genuine industrial problems.
Annual Reviews in Control
ARC is a small review journal publishing a selection of survey-like papers from IFAC meetings as well as directly commissioned material. The journal publishes two issues a year and is commissioning original review material covering important topics in control engineering.
Journal of Process Control
JPC covers chemical process control and related technologies. The journal is a well-respected and high-impact niche title with a deserved reputation for excellence. JPC publishes regular papers, survey papers, correspondence and book reviews.
Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
EAAI covers intelligent real-time automation and wider aspects of computer control, including algorithms and architectures, as well as AI techniques.
Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in the design of products and manufacturing processes. It relates to the design of systems, devices and products aimed at achieving an optimal balance between basic mechanical structure and its overall control. The purpose of this journal is to provide rapid publication of topical papers featuring practical developments in mechatronics.
Elsevier also publishes the IFAC-affiliated journals Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems and Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. Affiliated journals are less directly associated with IFAC but still publish meeting papers (usually in special issues dedicated to a particular IFAC meeting) and have scopes related to one or more interest areas of IFAC.
At each IFAC World Congress the Journals of IFAC award prizes for those papers that have been deemed to be making an outstanding contributions to the area covered by the scope of the journal. These prizes are selected by the Editors and Editorial boards of the journals from amongst those papers published in the previous triennium and funded by the IFAC Publisher, Elsevier Ltd.
The papers presented below are the winners of the various paper prizes from the triennium that concludes with the 18th IFAC World Congress which takes place in Milano, Italy from August 28th – September 2nd 2011.
Click here to view the Best Papers.