Guidelines for oral presentations


Applicable to all contributed papers and invited session papers.


The presenters are encouraged to submit their presentations to the Technical Staff at least half an hour before the session (the Technical Staff desk is located in the lecture hall).
The lecture hall will be equipped with a media projector and a PC.

The use of private laptops is not allowed.

The preferred format for presentations is .ppt or .pptx (MS Powerpoint).

Preferred aspect ratio for presentation is 4:3

The presenters are kindly asked to be available in the lecture hall before the beginning of the session.During the session, the Chair will introduce the presenter.

Each presenter will be allotted:
35 min (including 5 min discussion) for plenary lectures

20 min (including 5 min discussion) for oral presentations and young scientist lectures


Presentation Suggestions

  • Be considerate of other speakers and the audience by staying within your allotted time. Session Chairs will hold you to the allotted time. This is essential to ensure adequate time for questions and discussion as well as adherence to schedule.
  • Please discuss the material as reported in the abstract.
  • Give an opening statement to acquaint the audience with the nature and purpose of the study. Speak slowly and clearly. An introductory and a concluding graphic can greatly improve the focus of your talk.
  • As a general rule, use one graphic for each 1 or 2 minutes of presentation time.
  • Avoid using small fonts that will be illegible from the back of the room, and break up a complex slide into a series of slides.
  • Devote each graphic to a single fact, idea, or finding. Illustrate major points or trends, not detailed data.
  • Avoid long or complicated formulas or equations. Each graphic should remain on the screen for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use the minimum number of words possible in titles, subtitles, and captions.
  • Standard abbreviations are acceptable.


Important Dates!

April 15th, 2018   
Extended Deadline for Abstract submission!

April 6th, 2018       
Notification of Abstract acceptance

April 15th, 2018     
Early registration payment