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
Set-up 08:00–08:30
TB1 08:30–10:00
TB2 10:30–12:00
TB3 13:30–15:00
TB4 15:30–17:00
TB5 (not Friday) 17:30–19:00
Dismantling (Monday to Thursday) 19:00–19:30
Dismantling (Friday) 17:00–18:00

It is strictly prohibited to take photos from any scientific material without the expressed permission by the authors.

Poster Boards

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.

Display Time

The general display time is from 08:00–19:30 (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 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.

This year, 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" 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 Preparation

Place the title of your paper prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper easily. Indicate the title and the author(s) names of your paper. Highlight the author's name and address information, in case the viewer is interested in contacting him/her 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 should be at least 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.

For any copies or print-outs (format up to DIN A0 – 841 x 1189 mm), b/w as well as color, we suggest using the following copy shop, located between the metro station Kaisermühlen/Vienna Int. Centre and the ACV:

Repa Copy EastSide
Donau-City-Str. 4
1220 Vienna
Tel: +43-800-208216
Fax: +43-800-20821617

Opening Hours: Mo – Fr, 08:00–20:00

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.