Interactive Sessions


All authors presenting a paper should contact their session Chair or Co-Chair at least 20 minutes before the session starts. Please hand a short CV (a few lines) to your session Chair or Co-Chair and prepare your presentation material in your paper allocated space.

The presentation of the paper can be in one or more of the following formats:
  1. Computer based: Bring your own laptop (power and wireless connections will be provided).
  2. Small experiment/demonstration.
  3. Poster.
A typical interactive session consists of six papers to be presented during a two hour slot. A space will be allocated to each interactive paper. A board to hang up graphic material plus a small table, electrical connections for a laptop and/or small equipment, if needed, will be supplied, as well as wireless internet connections (although a number of dedicated ADSL lines have been contracted, the availability and connection speed depend on the number of users and cannot be guaranteed).

The standard way foreseen for the presentations is that at the begining of the session the authors will give a short (5 minutes) presentation of their papers (at the paper allocated space) to the rest of the audience. The second part of the session is dedicated to particular interactions between authors and audience.

If the authors prepare a poster of their interactive presentation, then they are expected to mount the poster on the board marked by the Paper ID in the room indicated in the Program at least 20 minutes before the beginning of the session.

Poster boards are 1200 mm (47 inches) high by 1000 mm (39 inches) wide.

The recommended poster size is DIN A0 format (height width = 1189 841mm) or smaller DIN B1 (1000 707mm). Authors are free to organize the text and figures in the way that suits the nature of the presentation the best. However, some guides for poster design are provided here:
  1. Avoid long narrative accounts as people will not have the time to read through a long text. Please feel free to bring copies of relevant papers to hand out when you are giving your poster.
  2. Produce material that is legible from a distance of at least one meter. A minimum font size of 28 points and maximum of 1000 words are recommended.
  3. Figures should also be easily seen from a distance. Use clear graphics and large type to accomplish this.
  4. Remember that several people of varying degrees of interest and experience may be viewing your poster at once. Therefore, you may want to make your points as clear and brief as possible.


Instructions for Session Chairs/Co-Chairs


Interactive presentations are a new form of presentation to facilitate contact and discussions for some category of papers. The work of Chair and Co-Chairs of interactive sessions is very important for the success of the session.

Please be in the session location at least 20 minutes before the session starts to talk to authors and organize the session.

The presentation of the papers can be in one or more of the following formats (see authors instructions):
  1. Computer based: Authors should bring their own laptop (power and wireless connections will be provided).
  2. Small experiment/demonstration.
  3. Poster.
A typical interactive session consists of six papers to be presented during a two hour slot. A space will be allocated to each interactive paper. A board to hang up graphic material plus a small table, electrical connections for a laptop and/or small equipment, if needed, will be supplied, as well as wireless internet connections (although a number of dedicated ADSL lines have been contracted, the availability and connection speed depend on the number of users and cannot be guaranteed).

The standard way foreseen for the presentations is that at the beginning of the session each authors will give a short (5 minutes) presentation of his/her paper (at the paper allocated space) to the rest of the audience. The second part of the session is dedicated to particular interactions between authors and audience. Please make sure that each oral presentation does not exceed 5 minutes.

After the initial phase of the session, please stay in the same location of the session and stimulate discussions and interest from attendees. If there is a no-show in the session please make a note of this and hand back your form to the registration desk.

Please assist authors in any matter is necessary.