Notes for Authors of Oral Presentations

You will have 15 minutes for your talk, followed by 2 minutes for Q&A. Please design your slides to fit the time frame and practice to make sure you will not run out of time. Most authors find that 10-12 slides are about right (4-5 for Short Papers). Additional slides (Backup slides) could be prepared to support possible answers to attendees' questions. 

Each illustration should not be crowded by text and graphics. Too much text should be avoided:  illustrations should support the presentation; they should not be simply read by the presenter. Graphics help in communications, are more understandable, and point out the basic ideas. Use large fonts so they can be read without a major effort.

Presentation should be clearly structured. Begin with a title slide. The index of the presentation should outline the presentation. The basic problem should be clearly stated, as well as the application area. Background and previous work should be summarized to provide a prospective for the results presented in the paper. The innovative approach should be clearly stated. The application of the approach to the application problem should be described, by pointing out the main features and characteristics, the problems and the solutions. The results should be clearly outlined and evaluated. Appropriate comparison with previous results should be presented. Conclusions should summarize the work performed and point out the main innovation and results. Future work and developments could also be sketched.

Each session room will be set with an LCD projector, a microphone, a laptop/desktop and a laser pointer. Please bring your presentation files in Thumb drives only. It is recommended to test the presentation materials, e.g. video and audio, in advance of the session to ensure compatibility. Each room will have a Session Coordinator and a Student Volunteer that can help to provide technical support.

Presenters are requested to be present in the room at least 15 minutes before the start of their session and introduce themselves to the session chair. Sign the register to show that you have presented your paper. Be considerate to the other speakers and audience by staying within your allocated time. The allocated time for your presentation includes a discussion and a changeover to the next speaker. Session Chairs will hold you to the allotted time. This is essential to ensure adequate time for questions and discussion as well as adherence to the schedule. 

Speaker rehearsal room with LCD projector will be available for presenters who wish to rehearse their presentations.

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