June 7-12, 2015 | Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Berkeley
2086 Allston Way,  Berkeley, California, USA

R E G I S T R A T I O N 



Oral Presentations

The SCINT conference tradition is to have all talks in plenary session. Featured speakers will be given special instructions individually.

Regular Oral presentations should be 12 minutes long, plus 3 minutes for question and answer, for a total of 15 minutes. Invited Orals will be 24 minutes plus 6 minutes for questions. The session chairs will have to keep their sessions running on time, so we thank our speakers in advance for their cooperation.

To avoid losing precious time to computer and projector-interface issues, we will provide a projection computer in the room, and we ask that all presentations be loaded onto it at least an hour before the session begins. Please use our web-based tool to upload your slides. Technical assistance on slide uploads will be available at the Registration Desk, especially just before each session.

The projection computers will be equipped with PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader.

Poster and Mini-Oral Presentations

The SCINT 2015 conference values poster contributions highly and wants to help the participants find posters that are in their areas of interest. To enable this, each poster presenter has the option of giving a short "mini-oral" presentation. If you elect to give a mini-oral presentation, you will be allowed to present a single slide in a 1.5 minute time slot.

The purpose of your mini-oral is to advertise your poster – to get attendees interested in coming to see your work. You do not have nearly enough time to explain the details of your work, so you should not to duplicate your poster or cram a lot of information into that short time. Instead, you should concentrate on a high level view of the new developments and their significance, in order to make attendees curious enough to see your poster.

         Important points:

  • You are allowed ONE slide in PPT, PPTX, or PDF format (preferably PPT or PPTX).
  • No slide animation is permitted.
  • Please use our web-based tool to upload your slide.
  • Your slide MUST be uploaded THE DAY BEFORE YOUR SESSION.
  • The slides from all mini-oral presenters in your session (about 15 total) will be incorporated into a single PPTX presentation, and each slide will automatically advance after 90 seconds, so it is vital that every presenter stick to their time slot.
  • There will be no time for questions. Listeners can meet you at your poster during the coffee and poster session immediately following your min-oral session.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early so that the mini-oral session chair can set up a rapid-fire sequence of one-slide presentations.

Poster Dimensions and Helpful Tips

Poster Dimensions

Your poster space will be approximately 4 feet x 4 feet (1.2 m x 1.2 m). Most plotters with 36”, 48”, or A0 size (841 mm x 1189 mm) rolls of paper will produce a poster that fits nicely in this area. The board will be suitable for pushpins or thumbtacks. Pushpins, and other small office supplies, will be provided. 

Simply printing out a Proceedings manuscript does not work very well. A poster is rhetorically and visually different—more like a slide presentation than a journal article. The lettering should be easily readable from 1 meter away. 

Bring Your Poster or Print It Locally?

Printing your poster before travel and bringing it in a tube makes for a more pleasant and relaxed day with no risk of missing any of the conference (or attendees missing your poster). However, we can introduce you to several nearby local businesses that can print posters. SCINT 2015 itself is unable to print posters for attendees. 

A Poster is a Presentation, Not Just an Object

including a photo of yourself in the top corner of the poster allows interested attendees to easily find you during the conference and facilitate networking. One of the authors, or a colleague who is registered for the conference and who can speak knowledgeably about the material, must be physically near the poster throughout the session (with reasonable breaks, of course, and opportunities for the presenter to walk around and look at other posters). Posters that are put up by a colleague and left abandoned, with no one nearby to answer questions, are much less valuable to other attendees. Therefore, such posters are strongly discouraged and papers from these presentations will be ineligible for submission to the Conference Proceedings.

Scheduling for Poster Presentations

The timing and location of poster sessions, including setup and (by implication) teardown, are shown in the table of sessions on the Program page of this website. We will provide a place to store posters in the morning so that you don't have to carry them around all day.



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