Symposium on Systems Theory in Data and Optimization

University of Stuttgart, Germany, Sep 30 – Oct 2, 2024​


To prepare an outstanding technical program, the following two submission categories will be considered: contributed papers and extended abstracts. Accepted papers/abstracts will be presented at the conference either at a poster session or in a spotlight talk. The assignment will be performed by the International Program Committee (IPC) based on the reviews.

The submissions will be evaluated by the IPC with the help of anonymous (single-blind) reviewers. During the review process, all the people involved (IPC members, reviewers) undertake to respect an implicit confidentiality pact on all contents of submitted contributions of which they become aware. 

Contributed papers

Contributed papers feature new research results and will be published in the official conference proceedings, which will appear in the Springer Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Proceedings.

For contributed papers, the Springer guidelines regarding publishing ethics apply. In particular, for publication of accepted manuscripts, authors have to sign a chapter author contract including a “License to Publish agreement”. Please see the Springer Information for authors for the code of conduct and further information on these points.

Rejected contributed papers will be considered for acceptance as an extended abstract at the discretion of the IPC.

If the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors listed on the paper must attend the conference and present the paper according to the scheduling decided by the conference’s Technical Program Committee. In the event that the presenter is unable to attend the conference for any reason, it is his/her responsibility to ensure that the paper is presented by a qualified colleague. Otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

Extended abstracts

Extended abstracts contain latest research findings or can be used to disseminate results from a recently submitted/accepted journal publication. The accepted extended abstracts will be distributed to the conference participants, but they will not appear in the official conference proceedings.

At least one of the authors listed on the extended abstract must register for the symposium to upload the final manuscript.

Submission process

Both, contributed papers and extended abstracts, must be submitted via the Springer Nature Submission System EquinOCS.

Please find detailed instructions at the Springer support page.

During submission, please include at least three keywords characterizing your paper.

It will be possible to update submitted manuscripts before the end of the initial submission deadline.

Template and formal guidelines

The proceedings template (LaTeX or Word) is available under “Information for authors” on the Springer website. Please use the template for Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc.

The page limits of contributed papers and extended abstracts are

  • max. 15 pages for contributed papers,
  • 4-8 pages for extended abstracts.

Submissions which do not meet the formal requirements (e.g., exceed the page limit or use a different template) will not be considered for publication. In particular, please do not manually alter formal settings such as margins, line spacing, etc.