Author Guidelines for Poster Presentations
Poster presentations are organized in poster sessions, and poster sessions belonging thematically to the same overall topic are organized in separate poster areas. Each session is scheduled on a specific day with a specific time. Thereby, each session has a "Display Time" (determining the actual date of display) as well as an "Authors in Attendance Time" (determining the actual time of presentation).
|Time Block||Author in Attendance|
|TB5 (not Friday)||17:30–19:00|
|Dismantling (Monday to Thursday)||19:00–19:30|
Poster boards are in landscape format with a clear dimension of 197 cm width x 100 cm height. All the material necessary for attaching the poster to the poster board is available at the Facility Desks in the respective poster area. In addition, there are assistants to help authors in putting up or in taking down their posters. For each poster board there is a desk for placing the private notebook/MacBook for additional PowerPoint or video presentations. European-type power sockets are available.
The number of each poster paper and of its corresponding poster board is given in the appropriate session programme. The first part of this number indicates the poster area (A for Hall A, XY for Halls X/Y, XL for Hall XL, Z for Hall Z, and BG for Poster Area BG) and the second part the running number of the appropriate poster board in that area.
The general display time is from 08:00–19:00 (Monday to Thursday), and from 08:00–17:00 (Friday). Authors are kindly asked to put up their posters on the day where the specific poster session is scheduled as soon as possible (08:00–09:00, but not in the evening before the scheduled display day) in order to enable the conference participants to view their posters at any time within the display day, and to take them down between 19:00–19:30 (Monday to Thursday), and 17:00–18:00 (Friday). After this time the remaining posters will be taken down by the conference staff, and they will be marked by the day and their poster number and stored in the poster area in corresponding boxes marked "Taken Down Posters".
Authors in Attendance Time
The Authors in Attendance Time is the time when the respective authors of a poster session must be available at their display for presentation. The Authors in Attendance Time of each poster session is given in the programme.
Oral Summaries of Posters
Authors of poster papers should be prepared to provide ad hoc a summary of their poster presentation (1-2 slides) during the corresponding oral session in case a gap should occur in the time schedule and no stand-by paper should be available to fill in. In other cases the convener may have foreseen the presentation of poster summaries during the oral session.
In addition to time reserved within an oral session to present Poster Summaries, we have set aside specific lecture rooms to host so-called Poster Summaries and Discussion (PSD) sessions which are dedicated to the oral summary of poster papers. Please check the corresponding programme if your session has scheduled such an event!
Poster Printing Service
NEW in 2012: We offer a poster printing service. Please log in below by using your Copernicus Office User ID. You will be directed to the system cPaper provided by Webges Meeting Applications. You can choose your preferred format and paper quality, order additional handouts, check the price list, pay by credit card, and receive your poster in perfect quality on-site at the conference. Poster pickup is Sun, 12:00–17:00, and Mon – Fri, 08:00–17:00 in the entrance hall.
Alternatively, a copy shop for organizing your individual print is located between the metro station and the ACV:
Repa Copy EastSide
Opening Hours: Mo – Fr, 08:00–20:00
Place the title of your paper prominently at the top of the poster to allow viewers to identify your paper easily. Indicate the authors' names and address information, in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information.
Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand, in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 1.5-2.0 metres. The type is recommended to be 2.5 cm high. Use creativity by using different font sizes and styles, perhaps even colour and double-space all text. Use different colours or textures for each line or bars contained in your graph or chart.
Organize the poster so that it is clear, orderly, and self explanatory. You have complete freedom. The presentation must cover the same material as the abstract. Label different elements as 1, 2, 3, or A, B, C. This will make it easier for a viewer to follow your display.
Include the background of your research, followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey the information to an interested audience.
Poster No Shows
Including your abstract in the conference programme obliges you or one of your co-authors to actually present your contribution at the time and in the mode indicated. If you already know that your poster will not be presented you are kindly requested to withdraw your corresponding abstract as soon as possible! Posters not presented are not only frustrating for those people present, but also costly as the board space is reserved for your poster. Please note that the organizers will be monitoring all poster no shows, and that a list of authors' names will be kept for the following year.