TALKS: 15 and 30-minute presentations (traditional presentation format)
Three formats for paper submissions
There are three style and format of paper submission that are accepted:
- One in the written format similar to those found in published journals consisting of charts, graphs, tables, etc (see for example, a sample made available in the Download Tab),
- The second is the Power Points formats only
- The third is the poster format.
It is understood that your submitted material has not been nor will not be published elsewhere prior to our conference.
- Submitting proposal in Power Point Format only
- You must submit a one or two-pages (max) written summary of your presentation followed by Power Point slides.
- Both of these will be used as the primary source for reviewer’s scores leading to the selection of your paper. Any examples/applications presented must support the topic of the proposal and be in relationships of theory and practice that it is supposed to cover.
- Submitting in poster format
This year we’re accepting poster format submissions. Posters should be 4' x 8'.
Poster presentations are an excellent way to showcase your work and research, in a visual and engaging way. They are often accompanied by handouts. This allows the poster itself to only cover the most important details in brief, drawing the viewer’s attention to the core of your message, and delegates the details and bulk of the text to the supplements.
Things to keep in mind when creating a poster
- Send us a summary of your project (in half a page or so) to get a go-ahead from our Technical Program Committee. Then, start preparing to submit your material in two stages – a draft copy by the deadline of Sept 30, 2017 and its final version by Oct 31, 2017.
- The desired size is 4' x 8'.
- Keep your text as brief and focused as possible, and try to cut out as much unnecessary detail as possible. The poster itself is there to highlight the most important parts of your work, but all the tiny details behind it belong in the supplementary handouts.
- Your most important text should be large enough to be visible from two metres away.
- The poster should be organized so that viewers are led logically through your content.
- The most important information should be prominent and brief, so that most viewers understand it within half a minute or so. You can provide more detailed information with handouts and by answering questions.
- Any illustrations or graphics should be simple and prominent.
- Try to stick to neutral colours that don’t clash.
- When considering the layout of your poster, keep in mind that the most important information should come first, and not last as a conclusion. Each subsequent section of information should back up your point succinctly.
- Consider organizing your information in columns — maybe three or four — underneath your main title. Make sure to leave some whitespace between sections, as this keeps the poster from looking cramped, and draws the viewer’s attention to your message.
- Be mindful of the fonts you choose. Avoid fancy calligraphy-style fonts and stick to ones that are easier to read. You might also wish to stay away from Comic Sans, whose whimsical character may be at odds with a serious topic. Match the font to your tone, and generally avoid using more than three fonts.
- Make sure all your relative pictures and graphs are captioned and labelled.
The title of paper should be in maximum 50 characters. The title is often the only thing participants use to decide on attending your session. Thus, your paper title must immediately communicate the session content.
Number of written pages:
Maximum of 15 typed pages. When selected for publication in a special issue journal, please note that your paper will go through a second round of blind reviews per the instruction of the publishers after the conference.
Provide your short introductory bio for each presenter with a maximum of half page. This will be used to introduce you to the audience, so please keep it very short.