About the Poster Format
In addition to the traditional competitive and interactive papers, we welcome posters to any of the conference tracks to be presented in a dedicated poster session. As you know, the poster session at AIBLAT 2017 is designed to push early-stage work towards high-impact contributions.
Here presenters will exhibit the poster they prepared in a large poster hall where all conference participants have the chance to walk by and engage in a fruitful conversation.
There will be no activities parallel to the poster session. This means many additional scholars will be interested in discussing your ideas.
Participants who will present their poster at this session will receive a regular attendance mention in the conference booklet and are considered “active participants”.
Content, Layout and Presentation of the Actual Poster
Please make sure the poster you bring to Lima fulfills the following criteria:
- Poster size is 27 inches by 34 inches or 71cm by 86 cm
- All text on the poster is in English
- The poster is printed in portrait, not landscape format
- Print of title, authors, and affiliations is 3 cm, 2 cm, and 1 cm tall, respectively
- Poster contains contact information of the main author
- Poster is made from material that is easy to fix to posterboard with push pins
- All materials on the poster should be easily readable from more than 1 m away
For presentation of your project and discussion with viewers, it is helpful if you prepare a 5 minutes presentation and bring business cards as well as sketch paper, sticky notes, pens, and markers for discussion.
Preparing your poster
In general, posters should be self-supporting. The presenter should only need to supplement or discuss particular points after inquiry. Make sure your poster is structured logically, from top to bottom or with a similar easy-to-follow logical structure. Please remember that people with diverse backgrounds and differing interests may be viewing your poster at the same time. Try to be as concise and brief as possible. Illustrations, graphics, and figures greatly increase readability. Make use of them extensively and minimize narrative and long paragraphs. Bullet lists are also a concise and effective way to communicate a series of points. An excellent poster is designed to:
- Attract attention
- Provide a concise overview of the key points of your work
- Initiate discussion
These steps are good practice in preparing a poster. Following them will help you get the most out of the poster session at AIBLAT2017, particularly if this is the first time you are participating in such a session.
- Create several initial sketches of the poster layout
- Choose the best layout and make a full-size draft (e.g. on a whiteboard)
- Have colleagues or peers give feedback on the poster draft
- Design final version and review digital version using a projector
- Print final version
Please note that it is the authors’ responsibility to put the poster up in the designated poster area at AIBLAT2017 (and take it down at the end of the session).