Online registrations open on 5 May 2019.

Early registration ends 7 June 2019.

Conference Registration


Regular R8,800

Student  R4,400


Regular R10,200

Student R5,100

The regular and student registrations include the submission of up to two contributions (full contribution, extended abstract, or poster), admission to all sessions of the conference, digital pre-prints, conference booklet, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome reception, and banquet dinner. Accompanying persons are welcome to attend the reception and the banquet dinner, but will be charged separately for these events.

Note, the registration fee needs to be paid prior to uploading the manuscript. Authors of contributions will need the paper number that was assigned by the PaperPlaza Submission system in order to receive voucher codes. Once the papers are accepted, these codes enable the upload of the final version.

Sponsorship is available for participants from Africa to cover the registration fee. Sponsorship for delegates intending to establish IFAC NMOs in Africa is available. Please enquire at

Registration payments should be made with a credit card and will be charged in Rands. Purchase orders, personal checks or cash will not be accepted. For payment options other than credit card, please contact:

Workshop Registration

The workshops to be held on 26th and 27th of August will focus on Modern Data Analytics for Control in Minerals Processing”. It will be a hands-on workshop with participants developing their own control solutions.

Non SACAC member 

Workshop 26 August R3,000  

Workshop 27 August R3,000

Workshop Both Days R5,000

SACAC member 

Workshop 26 August R2,500

Workshop 27 August R2,500

Workshop Both Days R4,200


Workshop 26 August R2,200

Workshop 27 August R2,200

 Workshop Both Days R3,500


Accompanying Person

Early                Late

Accompanying persons           R2,000                   R2,300

Includes opening and closing receptions, half-day city sightseeing tour

Accompanying Dinner             R1,000

Accompanying Opening         R450


IFAC Foundation Program for Support of Young Authors’ Attendance at Major Conferences on Automatic Control

Application form

The IFAC Foundation is open to consider applications for support of young authors’ attendance at the IFAC MMM 2019 Symposium, to be held in August 28-30, 2019.

Eligible for support are authors of accepted technical papers – citizens of a developing country/region not supported by any institution in a high income country/region – whose age will be less than 30 years during the Symposium. Only one author per paper can be supported. A limited number of applications will be supported.

A developing country/region is understood to be one which is not on the list of high-income economies which are listed in the application form linked above.

The support consists of a lump sum to help defray the cost of registration, accommodation and travel expenses related to the Congress.

Applications should be addressed to the Symposium organizer by eligible authors.

A presentation of the paper at the Symposium by the winner is a requisite for support.

Award recipients must write a short report (a few lines) stating what the attendance meant to them, and what they learnt. The recipients give their consent that the report together with their picture and a brief bio will be uploaded on the Foundation website.


SACAC sponsorship

To enable employees and students of SACAC’s industrial or institutional members to participate in this international event, sponsorship money is made available to send eight SACAC member to the congress.

The available sponsorships are:

  • Two for Industrial or institutional members, less than 100 km from Stellenbosch    R11,000 each
  • Two for Industrial or institutional members, more than 100 km from Stellenbosch  R18,000 each
  • Two for student members, less than 100 km from Stellenbosch                              R5,500 each
  • Two for student members, more than 100 km from Stellenbosch                            R12,500 each

A person is eligible for sponsorship if the person:

  • is an author of a paper accepted for presentation at MMM2019
  • is an employee or student of one of SACAC’s members, and
  • the SACAC member’s fees are paid in full.

Only one author per paper can be supported. Presentation of the papers at the congress by the winners is a requisite for support.

Application for sponsorship should be addressed to the SACAC Secretariat ( and contain the following information:

  • Paper submitted to congress
  • Proof of acceptance of paper
  • Employer details (industrial member), or Supervisor details (institutional member)


To avoid conflict of interest between the SACAC Executive Committee and the applicants, people serving on the Executive Committee may not serve on the adjudicator panel. The panel of adjudicators will be announced on SACAC’s website. Applications for industrial members will be adjudicated by a panel of people selected from SACAC’s institutional members, and vice versa. Between three and six people from SACAC’s industrial members should serve on the panel evaluating applicants from SACAC’s institutional members, and between three and six people from SACAC’s institutional members should serve on the panel evaluating applicants from SACAC’s industrial members.

Adjudication Criteria

The panel of adjudicators will select the top articles from the submissions. The aim is to find an article with exceptional content, rather than simply a well-written article with regular content. The following criteria will be used:

Scope [30%]:General or specialized industrial relevance? Relevance to SACAC’s target audience

Information: [40%] Potential for industry application? Potential further academic research?

Content is [30%]: Intelligible and non-trivial to professionals in industry

Important dates

Deadline for Applications 7th June 2019

Applicants notified 28 June 2019

Sponsorship disbursed to recipients at the symposium

Contact for further information.