*We plan to video record all presentations. If you agree to have your presentation recorded, you will need to fill out a copyright form to authorize the video recording.
Oral presentation consists of 20 minutes for presentation of the problem, the background, the innovative approach, the new results, the comparative evaluation and questions from attendees. Acceptable formats for presentations are MS PowerPoint 2003.
To perform the presentation, the following equipment will be available in the conference room:
Laptop computer (with MS Windows XP-PRO operating system and PowerPoint 2003) and LCD projector. Please bring your presentation on a memory stick to upload on the laptop provided prior to your session.
The presenter should prepare a reasonable number of electronic slides, so as not to exceed the 20 minute time. Typically, 1 slide is presented in 1 minute. Additional slides could be prepared to support possible answers to attendees' questions.
Each slide should not be overcrowded by text and graphics. Too much text should be avoided: slides should support the presentation, they should not be simply read by the presenter.
Graphics should be designed to help in the overall communications, to illustrate key points and illucidate the basic ideas. Avoid excess graphics as this makes the overall file size large and can delay slide loading.
Use large fonts so as they are readable without efforts: typically 20 point font is the smallest that should be used. Headers within the body are typically 24-pt and slide headers are typically 28 or 32-pt font. Use Arial, Verdana or other san-serif font for readability.