Instructions on Teasers, Posters and Demos
1. Instructions for paper presentations
All authors are invited to give in addition to the regular 20 min presentation of their paper also a 2 minute teaser talk and to present a poster during the poster coffee. In the following we give more details on the preparation of each event.
1.1 Teaser Talks (regular research papers)
The Teaser Talks Track will take place on the first day of the conference (Tuesday). This will be an additional opportunity to advertise for your work. It will consist of very short (two-minute) talks to get people interested in your full research talk later. The track runs through all of Tuesday with the only break being the lunch break. The idea is that conference attendees will move in and out of the teaser talks room to go to talks or have coffee. Tuesday will have a reduced number of parallel tracks -- in particular there will be no parallel tracks on Tuesday morning, and we will order the teaser talks in accordance with the order of sessions (the detailed program will be published on the Web) so that it is always possible to see the teaser before the corresponding technical talk.
Teaser talks will be assigned TWO MINUTES each, no more. It is very clear that it is not possible to give a technical talk in that limited time. You will have to think carefully how to best give a suitable marketing pitch in those two minutes to interest a maximum number of people in attending your long talk. We expect that the teaser track will be very well attended and it will be a great opportunity for you. But, again, this renders it even more important that this short talk is well done. Also note that the time budget will (have to) be strictly enforced. After two minutes, you will be rudely propelled off stage, and there won't be questions on stage.
Each regular research paper (no industry or other papers) can give a teaser talk.
Teaser talks will be on an opt-in basis. You opt-in by submitting your presentation in CMT. You do not have to give a teaser talk, but each accepted paper must be presented by one of its authors in the regular sessions. Thus, the presentation upload functionality in CMT will be for the teaser talks only, not for the regular presentation slide sets. You will have to bring your slides to your regular talk session yourself and arrange the upload to the presentation laptop with the session chair, or use your own laptop.
For the teaser presentation, authors have to submit a single landscape-format slide / poster in pdf format to CMT. We want a single slide (no animations) to be displayed in the background while the speaker gives his/her sales pitch; there is no time for a multi-slide presentation -- this would just invite some people to run over time.
You will have to upload your slide by Saturday April 9, 11:59 pacific time into CMT to opt in for your teaser talk. This is a rock-hard deadline and no exceptions can be granted, because we will have create the final program for the teaser track (since presentation is optional) and post it on-line. We also have to collect the slides, concatenate them into a single presentation and upload them to the session laptop. This is necessary because there will be so many short presentation in each teaser session. It will be impossible to replace your teaser slide after Saturday or bring it to the session on a USB stick. We will not be able to make exceptions from this -- we ask you for your understanding.
Note that regular/full paper presentations have 20 minutes this year excluding time for questions.
1.2 Poster Presentation (research and industrial papers)
Authors of all accepted research and industrial papers will have an opportunity to present a poster during the ICDE Poster coffee breaks in addition to the oral presentation of your ICDE 2011 paper. In order to make sure that your poster presentation does not interfere with your talk, the following poster schedule has been defined:
- all papers of the research and industry tracks from Wednesday April 13 are presented as posters during the poster coffee session on Tuesday April 12
- all papers of the research and industry tracks from Thursday April 14 are presented as posters during the poster coffee session on Wednesday April 13
- all papers of the research and industry tracks from Tuesday April 12 and Friday April 15 are presented as posters during the poster coffee session on Thursday April 14
All poster coffee sessions will be held in the afternoon. Please be prepared to have your poster set up at least fifteen minutes before your session begins - however, you are invited to mount your paper already in the morning so that it will be on display during the morning coffee break and the lunch break. In any case, you should plan to be available at your poster for the entire poster coffee session to answer questions and explain your research.
The poster size should not exceed A0 format which is 841mm x 1189mm. The conference organizers will provide poster stands and the material for fixing the poster at the poster stand.
As incentive for the poster preparation, a committee will nominate a "Poster of the Day" award for each of the three poster coffee sessions.
2. Instructions for Demos
Each demo has two presentation times. Demo presenters will have to bring their own laptops. You can also bring a poster to use during your demo presentation. Please see "Instructions for Posters" above. We cannot provide screens for the demos, however, each demo is provided with a table and board for the poster. WLAN and power will also be available.
For further questions please contact the local organizing team at info-icde2011@L3S.de