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Instructions for Presenters

Oral presentations

The following instructions for presenters are applicable for all oral sessions of the KONVENS 2010 (not including the E-Learning Workshop).


The conference room is equipped with a laptop computer, a data projector and a microphone. The computers used for presentations will have wired internet. WiFi is also available at the conference venue.

The conference laptop will have a PowerPoint and PDF viewer installed. If you intend to use the conference laptop and need any specific software installed for your presentation, please contact the local organisers at least one week before the conference.


Your slides should be uploaded to the laptop in the conference room. This should be done half an hour prior to the start of the first morning session (for morning presentations) or half an hour prior to the end of the lunch recess (for afternoon presentations). Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your session; please introduce yourself to the session chair.

Long talks are allotted 25 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions from the audience. Please ensure that your presentation does not exceed 25 minutes in length. Your presentation should highlight the problem(s) addressed by your research, describe the approach/methodology used to address these problems, discuss evaluation of your results, and compare your work to other research.

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Poster presentations

Short talks are allotted 7 minutes for presentation; questions will be held until the associated poster session. Please ensure that your presentation does not exceed 7 minutes in length.

Presentations that exceed 7 minutes will be stopped by the session chair in order to allow the other presenters to have their full allotted time. Your presentation should highlight the key points of your research and its novel contributions, and encourage the audience to attend your poster presentation for further details about your work.

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Poster and Demo session


For posters, we will provide display easels with a usable board area of 95cm x 140cm, large enough for a standard A0 poster in the portrait orientation. The poster easels are double-sided with one poster on each side. Pins for mounting will be provided. However, no tables will be available except for Software Demonstrations.

For software demonstrations, we will provide a table with a chair, an electric outlet, a poster easel, and an Ethernet connection.

Poster Session

A paper presented as a poster offers a unique opportunity to present research work in a way customised to individuals or a small group of people.

It is more interactive than an oral presentation. Therefore, the work can be presented, in certain respects, more effectively to a small but well-targeted audience.

To attract an audience that is interested in your work, the poster should have a title in large font which is clearly visible even to passers-by. The poster content should also use fonts large enough to be readable from 1 to 2 meters away. Instead of constructing your poster as an enlarged summary of an oral presentation, you should take advantage of the flexibility that a poster offers with respect to organisation.

Try to use visual aids like figures, diagrams, cartoons, colors, even lines over text on your poster to show the research idea and the logical flow of the content. ideally, after attracting attendees with an enticing title, your poster will be self-explanatory so that people can understand it and quickly find out whether they have more questions to ask. If they do, they can engage you in a brief discussion to get the most out of your poster presentation. But also keep in mind that some people are more verbal than visual. They prefer to listen instead of read, even when the visualization is great. So you might want to prepare "mini-talks'', some as short as 30 seconds and some as long as 5 minutes.

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