Posters will be grouped by topic and poster session chairs will guide authors and conference participants interested in the topic through a poster exhibition. During the exhibition, poster authors will be given the opportunity to present a 2-3 minute summary of the major findings described in their poster, after which they can engage directly with participants. Authors are free to join participants during the session, but at least one should be available when it is their turn to present and discuss their poster.
The schedule of the poster sessions will be released once accepted abstracts have been announced. Authors are expected to be ready in the venue at least 10 minutes before the session starts.
Posters are also eligible for publication as a full paper in one of the proceedings.
In preparing your poster, please note the following points:
- Poster boards should accommodate A0 size portrait posters: height 1189 mm (46.8 inches), width 841 mm (33.1 inches). Please ensure that your display will fit within these parameters.
- Poster layout: portrait
- The title should be in bold. Author affiliations and e-mail addresses should be included.
- Text: a poster should be easily readable from a distance of 1–2 metres, with a line spacing of 1.5 or 2. Authors should also pay attention to the following points:
- Headings should be 25% larger than normal text. Bold or other colours may be used.
- Suggested font sizes are (for the A0 format):
Main title: 78 pt (bold, upper case)
Author: 72 pt (bold, title case)
Affiliation(s): 48 pt (normal, title case)
Email address: 36 pt (bold)
Subheading: 36 pt (bold upper case)
Body of text: 24 pt (normal)
Smaller fonts may be used in citations and acknowledgement.
Your poster should include:
- Title: project title
- Authors: your name, faculty advisor’s name, names of collaborators, and department
- Purpose (or Objectives or Introduction)
- Results or Findings
- Acknowledgements (if necessary)
Suggestions for selecting colours and fonts
- Use only 2 or 3 colours in the poster as too many colours can be distracting.
- Select font colours and background colours to maximise contrast: a dark font on a light background is more easily read than vice versa
- The amount of text should be kept to a minimum, and each block of text should include no more than a few sentences; to maximise your space efficiency, remove information that is not relevant to the topic.
- To emphasise a point, use bold or italics rather than underlining as underlined words can be more difficult to read.
Role of the poster presenter:
- Answer questions about the research.
- Provide at least 10 sheets of A4-size of the poster