IFAC Young Author Prize

The prize is for the best paper at the joint 9th IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design (ROCOND'18) and 2nd IFAC Workshop on Linear Parameter Varying Systems (LPVS'18) of an author younger than 30 years by 3 September 2018. The author should be the first and corresponding author of the paper. The author should also present the paper during the ROCOND'18 and LPVS'18. The prize and a certificate are awarded at a ceremony during the joint ROCOND'18 and LPVS'18 and will be divulgated soon.

Nominations may arise from colleagues of the young author (no self-nominations) and should include a nomination letter. The nomination letter has to contain a clear statement indicating that the nominee is younger than 30 years by 3 September 2018. Nominations are done using the IFAC PaperCept conference manuscript management system (please click on Submit a contribution to Joint ROCOND'18, LPVS'18 ). The nomination phase will start on 26 June 2018 and close on 15 July 2018.

The IFAC Young Author Prize Selection Committee determines based on the gathered reviews and on their own reading of the paper a short list of finalists, and notifies authors. The winner is determined at the time of the Congress, based on both the written paper and the oral presentation that should be given by the nominee.

Young Author Prize Selection Committee:

Yoshio Ebihara, Maurício Carvalho de Oliveira, Valter Leite (Chair), Dimitri Peaucelle, and Daniel Sbarbaro-Hofer.

The Young Author Prize Selection Committee has received 15 nominations. After considering the reviews received by the papers and the evaluation of the evaluation of the own Committee, the following finalists were selected:


Anne Romer by the paper Data-Driven Inference of Conic Relations via Saddle-Point Dynamics, by Anne Romer, Jan Maximilian Montenbruck, and Frank Allgower.

Tobias Holicki by the paper A Swapping Lemma for Switched Systems by Tobias Holicki and Carsten W. Scherer.

Carla Souza by the paper ISS Stabilization of Discrete-Time LPV Systems with Interval Time-Varying State Delay and Saturating Actuators, by Carla Souza, Valter J. S. Leite, Eugenio B. Castelan, and Luis Silva.

Guilherme Kairalla Kolotelo by the paper H2 and Hoo Filtering for Continuous--Time Switched Affine Systems by Guilherme Kairalla Kolotelo,Lucas Egidio, and Grace S. Deaecto.

Diego Navarro-Tapia by the paper Linear Parameter Varying Control Synthesis for the Atmospheric Phase VEGA Launcher by Diego Navarro-Tapia, Andres Marcos, Samir Bennani, and Christophe Roux.