IFAC Young Author Award


The IFAC Young Author Awards recognize excellence in a paper presented at MICNON 2021 whose primary author is a student at the time of submission.

The following guidelines apply:

  • The primary and presenting author must have a student status (PhD student) of the first and presenting author, at the time of paper submission.
  • No self-nominations are allowed. Nominations are typically made by supervisors or reviewers.
  • An award selection committee (appointed by the IPC chairs) selects a number of finalists on the basis of the nomination letters, the review reports and the papers.

The nominations are solicited via IFAC PaperCept https://ifac.papercept.net/ and should be prepared according to the following templates:

Nomination deadline: July 4, 2021.


The NOC Chair of MICNON 2021 is pleased to announce the finalists for the IFAC Young Author Award:

  • Fabio Bonassi, "Nonlinear MPC for Offset-Free Tracking of Systems Learned by GRU Neural Networks"
  • Kiyoshi Hamada, "On Passivity-Based High-Order Compensators for Mechanical Port-Hamiltonian Systems without Velocity Measurements"
  • Pietro Lorenzetti, "Integral Control of Stable MIMO Nonlinear Systems with Input Constraints"
  • Anastasios Tsolakis, "Distributed IDA-PBC for a Class of Nonholonomic Mechanical Systems"

The finalists will present their nominated papers in the conference, and the winner will be presented at the Closing Ceremony.