.:. Poster Session

Guidelines for Poster Preparation and Short Presentation

Authors of papers accepted in the Emerging Research and Research Challenge categories will have two opportunities to present their work: the poster session and a short presentation during the paper sessions. At least one author of each paper should register and attend the conference so that they can present their work.


There will be two poster sessions at the conference, one for each category. All posters in each category will be displayed in the same room during its poster session, as scheduled in the conference programme. At least one author of each paper should be available during the corresponding poster session to explain their work to the rest of the ECSA participants and answer questions.

Preparation Guidelines

1.     Size: The poster must be of A0 size.
2.      Heading: A heading label including the title, author name(s), and affiliation(s) should be included at the top of the poster. The recommended lettering size is 3cm (1-3/16").
3.     Structure: The content of each poster should be clearly divided into sections such as introduction, problem definition (or aim of work), work description, results, and conclusions.
4.      Legibility: The poster should be readable from a distance of at least 3m. Suggested sizes are a minimum graph size of 25cm (10"), section heading letters of 2cm (3/4"), and text and figure lettering not less than 1cm (3/8").
5.      Aesthetics: It is recommended that clearly labelled diagrams, tables, graphs, etc. are used as far as possible, rather than a lot of text. The structure of the poster should be easy to follow and understand.
6.      Presentation: A good presentation and explanation of the work during the poster session will be crucial to the success of the session. Authors may prepare additional material, such as A4 sized prints of the poster, to distribute to other participants.

Best Poster Award

There will be an award for the best poster in each session, voted for by all participants at ECSA 2008. The voting will be based on the criteria listed above.


Each Emerging Research and Research Challenge paper will also be allocated a 10 minute presentation slot during paper sessions. The time limit will be strictly enforced. We will aim to schedule the presentations before the appropriate poster session.
It is recommended that each presentation briefly covers the following:
1.     Context of work
2.      Problem addressed / to be solved
3.     Chosen / possible approaches to solution
4.      Current Status


If you have any questions regarding posters or short presentations, please contact one of the following:
Dr Dharini Balasubramaniam at dharini@cs.st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Katrina Falkner at katrina@cs.adelaide.edu.au



Special Offer:
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Please note that "Cyprus Airways" offers a 15% discount on any available airfare at the time of reservation to all persons attending the conference. Please contact the conference organizers, "Dreamscape Conferences", for directions on how to take advantage of this special offer.

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