Abstract within the theme of the conference can be submitted here. Number of words is limited to 300 words and should include the followings:
- clear statement of the objectives or purpose
- clear result
Oral Presentations Instructions
Each talk is 25 minutes long. It is recommended to use 5 minutes to discuss points or to answer any questions at the end.
Poster Presentation Instructions
General aim and format
- A poster is a graphically based approach to presenting research. In presenting your research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of the research.
- Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use “visuals” (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your “story.”
Design and layout specifications
- The entire poster must be mounted on a 40″ x 60″ foam-core board. The poster does not necessarily have to fill the entire working area.
- The board must be oriented in the “landscape” position (long dimension is horizontal).
- A banner displaying your poster title, name, and department (or class, if appropriate) should be positioned at top-center of the board (see Figure 1).
- Make it obvious to the viewer how to progressively view the poster. The poster generally should read from left to right, and top to bottom. Numbering the individual’s panels, or connecting them with arrows is a standard “guidance system” (see Figure 1).
- Leave some open space in the design. An open layout is less tiring to the eye and mind.
Figure 1: Conventional layouts for a poster. Long panel at top-center is title/author banner. Individual panels can be connected by numbers and arrows. Also, note the use of space between panels to achieve visual appeal. (from: C. W. Connor, 1992, The Poster Session: A Guide for Preparation: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-667.)
- Word-process all text (including captions). Print on plain white paper with a laser printer or inkjet printer.
- Text should be readable from five feet away. Use a minimum font size of 18 points.
- Lettering for the title should be large (at least 70-point font). Use all capital letters for the title.
- Present numerical data in the form of graphs, rather than tables (graphs make trends in the data much more evident). If data must be presented in table-form, KEEP IT SIMPLE.
- Visuals should be simple and bold. Leave out or remove any unnecessary details.
- Make sure that any visual can “stand alone” (i. e., graph axes are properly labelled, maps have north arrows and distance scales, symbols are explained, etc.).
- Use color to enhance comprehension, not to decorate the poster. Neatly coloring black-line illustrations with color pencils is entirely acceptable.
- Make sure that the text and the visuals are integrated. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
- Each visual should have a brief title (for example: Figure 1- Location of study area).