For Presenters

Oral Presentation

The time slot for an oral presentation is 20 minutes, including discussion. Your talk should therefore not exceed 15 minutes, allowing 4 minutes for questions/answers, and 1 minute to switch over to the next speaker. The room for oral presentations will be equipped with a laptop or PC running Windows XP. Microsoft PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader will be available on the machine.

You will not be allowed to use your own laptop to present your talk. You must upload your presentation onto the server beforehand. The workshop staff must have your presentation on the server before the welcome message. Oral paper presenters are strongly encouraged to upload their presentations well in advance of this deadline. You are encouraged to do so using a USB memory stick. You will be also able to (and should) confirm that your presentation will be properly displayed by the equipment in the lecture hall at that time.

Presenters with needs for their presentation not covered by the above description (e.g. loudspeakers) are kindly invited to mail Kay Berkling (kay at and/or Diego Giuliani (giuliani at soon.

Demo Presentation

Participants who wish to present a demo during the poster sessions are invited to send an email with a short description of their demo and relative requirements (e.g. table, low-noise environment, etc.) to Kay Berkling (kay at and/or Diego Giuliani (giuliani at

Poster Presentation

Poster presenters are provided with a poster tripods/easel which size is 30 inch (76.2 cm) wide and 40 inch (101.6 cm) high. Your poster is not allowed to exceed this size.

- The title of your poster should appear at the top in capital letters about 25mm (1 inch) high. Below the title, put the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s).

- Carefully prepare your poster well in advance of the workshop. There will be no time or materials available for last-minute preparations at the workshop.

- Use color for highlighting and to make your poster attractive. Use pictures, diagrams, figures, etc., rather than only text wherever possible.

- The smallest text on your poster should be at least 9mm (3/8 inch) high, and the important points should be in a larger size.

- Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save you time to use for discussions and questions.

At the workshop please remember to put up the poster during the lunch break or, in any case, at least 10' before the poster session starts.