Program > Guidelines for presentations


Oral presentations

  • Invited talks are 30 minutes, including 6 minutes for discussion. Oral contributions have a duration of 20 minutes, including 4 minutes for discussion. All speakers are urged to respect these time limits.
  • Speakers should identify themselves to the chairperson of the session before the start of the session.
  • A Windows-based computer will be available, with the following software installed (Powerpoint 2016 MSO 16.0.4266.1001, and Acrobat Reader DC 2017.009.2044). Special requests (e.g. regarding movie clips) should be discussed with the organizers well before the start of the conference. Speakers can also use their own laptop but should check the compatibility with the available beamer well in advance of the session in which they are scheduled. A standard VGA connection to the LCD projector will be available (both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios). If needed, speakers are requested to bring adapting connectors (e.g. for Apple laptops).
  • Presenters who will make use of the conference computer (recommended !) are requested to upload and check their presentation well before the session starts. Please bring your presentation on a USB memory stick.


Poster presentations

  • Poster boards are formatted for posters having a DIN A0 format (1189 mm x 841 mm) in portrait orientation. The available poster boards do not allow affixing posters in landscape orientation. Posters are attached to the poster boards using tape or clamps at the top (provided by the conference organizers).
  • Poster presenters are asked to mount their posters not later than the morning of their respective poster session and they are requested to take away the poster after the end of the poster session (before Wednesday midday for Tuesday's poster session, and before Friday midday for Thursday's poster session).
  • Poster presenters are requested to be available near their posters during the full duration of the poster session.

It is possible to print your poster at the venue (20 € for A0 format - ideal, 15 € for A1 format) - please send your file and the desired format to Mrs Christelle Martin (, copy to  before Monday 3rd July, 9 am local time. Printed posters will be available at her office along with credit card payment (Fermat building, close to the main entrance - ask registration desk).

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