Presentation Format

Contributed papers accepted for the Symposium will be presented either orally or by poster.

Oral presentations will be in the conventional format of a talk given by the registered author using an LCD projector, followed by a short discussion period. Timing will respect the following table:

 

 
Talk
Discussion
     
Key-note speakers 25 minutes 5 minutes
Invited speakers
18 minutes
2 minutes
Regular speakers
10 minutes 2 minutes

 

NOTE: Only LCD projectors will be provided. Authors are expected to bring their presentation on their own laptop computers along with a backup copy on a USB Drive in case of laptop failure. All Oral talks will be presented in this manner – No other oral presentation format is available.

Poster presentations will consist of well-prepared visual materials about the work posted on a designated board, with the registered author available to present details and to answer questions during the selected poster session times. Simply posting a copy of the paper is NOT appropriate and will be treated as a NO SHOW.  The surface area available for posters is 95 cm long by 200 cm high (portrait vertical orientation).

Authors are requested to indicate their preference for oral or poster presentations in the spot provided on the electronic form during the abstract submission. The Scientific Committee will make the final decision on the assignment of abstracts to sessions and the presentation format for each session. In the e-mail notice of acceptance, authors will be notified of the type of session for their presentation. They will also receive a URL for detailed rules and instructions for effective presentation.

For those who want to use them in their presentations, the logos of the Symposium and the organizing University of Messina are here available to be downloaded.