Preparing Your Poster Presentation
Organization of poster: Poster sessions are a good medium for authors to present papers and meet with interested attendees
for in-depth technical discussions. In addition, attendees find the poster sessions a good way to sample many papers in parallel. Thus,
it is important that you display your message clearly and noticeably to attract people who might have an interest in your paper. Your
poster should cover the key points of your work and should not attempt to include all the details. Make your poster as self-explanatory
as possible. The ideal poster is designed to attract attention, provide a brief overview of your work, and initiate discussion. Carefully
and completely prepare your poster well in advance of the conference. Try tacking up the poster before you leave for the conference to see
what it will look like and to make sure that you have all of the necessary pieces.
Dimensions: The poster board will have a posting area of 91 inches (231 cm) wide by 44 inches (111 cm) tall. You are not required
to use the entire available space. The poster boards will have legs such that the bottom edge of the poster board is about 2.5-3.5 ft. (0.7-1.1 m)
above the floor. It is acceptable for your poster to hang down below the board slightly if necessary.
Formatting: The title of your poster should appear at the top in CAPITAL letters about 1 inch (25 mm) tall. Below the title, put
the authors' names and affiliations. The flow of your poster should be from the top left to the bottom right in column-major order. Use arrows
to lead your viewer through the poster if needed. Use colour for highlighting and to make your poster more attractive. Use pictures, diagrams,
cartoons, figures, etc., rather than text wherever possible. Try to state your main result in 6 lines or less, in lettering about 0.6 inch (15 mm)
tall so that people can read the poster from a distance. The smallest text on your poster should be at least 0.35 inch (9 mm) high, and the important
points should be in a larger size. Use a sans-serif font to make the print easier to read from a distance – for example, Arial, Helvetica, or Computer
Poster Set-Up: Attach your poster to the poster board before the session (e.g., during the lunch break), and take it down immediately following
the poster session. Please arrive at the poster area about 15 minutes before the session begins and report to the session chair. You must plan on being at
your poster during the full poster session, except for the snack break near the middle of the time period. All posters should remain on the boards for the
duration of the poster session. Pushpins (or the equivalent) will be available to attach the poster. If you have difficulty locating any supplies, please
contact the session chair or the conference registration desk. If your poster is constructed of multiple pieces of paper, you should be at your poster
location sufficiently in advance to allow you to complete mounting of your poster prior to of the start of the poster session. Alternatively, you may
consider taping together all of the pieces before you mount the poster on the board to speed up the mounting process.
Other equipment: You may bring additional battery-operated audio or visual aids to enhance your presentation. No electricity will be available
for use by poster presenters.
Presentation Time: Be prepared to give a short oral explanation of about 5 to 10 minutes, concentrating on the key innovation. You will repeat
the oral explanation as additional attendees gather at your poster. If possible, more than one author should attend the session to aid in presentations
and discussions, and to provide the presenters with the chance to rest or briefly view other posters.