In addition to invited speakers, the organizers will select abstracts for oral presentations, basing their selections on several criteria, including research area, scientific impact, and laboratory representation. Authors indicate their preference for either an oral or poster presentation when they submit their abstract. Note, however, that the Program Committee will decide the final designation of oral or poster presentations.
Because oral presentation requests far exceed the number of slots available, all authors should be prepared to present a poster if their abstract is not selected for an oral presentation.
Each oral presentation will be limited to a 12 minute presentation, with an additional three minutes for questions and answers.
To fairly accommodate the large number of requests for oral presentations, authors presenting a talk in a session may not present the same work in a workshop. Any author offered slots in both forums is expected to decline or withdraw from one.
Standard equipment provided in each plenary, workshop, and platform session room includes an LCD data projector, screen, lectern, pointer, and microphone.
With the exception of workshop speakers, all other speakers (plenary, platform, award, etc.) must upload their presentation online at least one day in advance of their session. It is not possible to load your presentation directly in the meeting room. There will also be a speaker ready room on site with technicians standing by to assist you. Because of the tight timing of over 200 presentations, it is critical that you come by and test your presentation and the equipment in the speaker ready room one day before your presentation. This will ensure a flawless presentation from the podium. All speakers will be sent details and reminders via e-mail. Speakers must arrive at the meeting room at least one hour in advance of the beginning of the session to become familiar with the equipment.