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Information for Presenters and Session Chairs

Oral presentations

  • Presentation aspect ratio can be either 16:9 or 4:3

  • Plenary lectures are 45 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes of questions.

  • Full talks are 15-20 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes of questions.

  • Lightning talks are maximum 5 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes of questions. Maximum 5 slides.

  • When preparing your presentation slides, please make sure the letter font size is big enough for people sitting at the back of the ballroom to see. 

  • Please email your presentation file to the Technical Program Chair one day before your representation (bohnhorst AT Alternatively, please bring a USB drive with a copy of your presentation file for transfer to the conference laptop on the day of your presentation. 

  • Audio-visual check: please check to make sure the presentation slides load properly during the break immediately before your session, especially if you have any audio or video files embedded in the slides.

  • The draft technical program will be posted posted at Please check the final schedule upon arrival at the conference.

  • We highly encourage presenters to activate automated closed captioning while presenting. This improves accessibility for those with hearing impairment, whose first language is not English, and who are neurodivergent. Here are links to instructions on how to present with captions using 

  • Google Slide 

  • PowerPoint (Windows 10 and later)

Poster presentations

  • Presenters are responsible for printing their posters. Make sure to bring your poster with you!

  • Posters will be displayed on poster boards from Monday July 22 to Thursday July 25. Poster board dimensions are 36” by 48” (91.4 cm by 121.9 cm), landscape. Size A0 will be suitable.

  • Letter font size on the poster: one should comfortably read the writing on the poster from 3 feet (approximately 1 meter) away. We recommend no smaller than 20 pt. In a nutshell, please don’t take your article and put it straight into poster format!

  • Poster session will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday July 24. Poster presenters are expected to attend their posters during the poster session.

  • There will be poster awards for the top three posters.

  • For an example of poster template, please consult “How to create a better research poster in less time” by Mike Morrison

  • Video explanation

  • Template

Session chairing

  • Based on the positive feedback from ISIMS 2022 and ISIMS 2023, session chairs will introduce their sessions with a 3- to 5-minute overview on the session topic. Session chairs will receive instructions from the Technical Program Chair. 

  • Please contact the conference organizers if you are interested to serve as session chair. Session chairing opportunity is open to all career stages, including Early Career Researchers.

  • Experienced session chairs may be paired with new session chairs for mentoring purpose.

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