International Federation of Automatic Control
20th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace - ACA 2016
21-25 August, 2016, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Best Student Paper Award

Best Student Papers Award

Congratulations to the winners and all students who participated.
See winners in page Best Student Paper Award.


The programme is avalaible in page
Technical & Social Programme.


Welcome Reception21.08.2016
Mayor's Reception22.08.2016
Technical tours24.08.2016
Industrial visits24.08.2016
Foresta Lumina23.08.2016 & 24.08.2016
Best Student Paper Award25.08.2016
Closing Ceremony25.08.2016
Farewell Banquet25.08.2016


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And the winners are ...

Congratulations to the winners and all students who participated.

3rd Prize (500 CAD)
Emilien Fabacher, ISAE-SUPAERO, for the paper entitled "Control of Magnetic Space Tug".

2nd Prize (1500 CAD)
Antonio Amaral Craveiro, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa for the paper entitled "Reaction Sphere Actuator".

1st Prize (2000 CAD)
Akifumi Wachi, University of Tokyo, for the paper entitled "Fault-Tolerant Low-Thrust Trajectory Design with Backups for Multiple Targets".

ACA 2016 Symposium encourages students to present results of automatic control in aerospace projects and a Best Student Paper Award will be announced at the Closing Ceremony.


The purpose of the Best Student Paper Award is to recognize excellence in a conference paper contribution whose primary author is a student. The paper must show originality, clarity, and potential impact on theoretical foundations or practical applications of automatic control in aerospace.

To be eligible, the primary and first listed author must be a student at the time of original submission, and the paper must be accepted for presentation at ACA 2016. Nominations are accepted until May 30, 2016. Nominations are limited to one per nominator.

Nominations must be made by the student's major professor (nominator) through the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.

  1. Fill out the nomination form: Download the form.
  2. Submit the form for Best Student Paper Nomination on the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System: www.ifac.papercept.net.

Filling out the Form

The nomination form must be filled out in full with the following information:

  • A paragraph certifying that the nominee is the main author of the paper and was a student at the time of the nomination;
  • A paragraph with a brief description of the student's contribution to the paper and the main reason why the paper is being nominated for the award;
  • The nominator's contact information.

The nominator must sign and date the form.


First prize:2000 CAD
Second prize:1500 CAD
Third prize:500 CAD

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