For the presentation of your paper at Interspeech 2006, please note
the following instructions.
The time slot for an oral presentation is 20 minutes, including
discussion. Your talk should therefore not exceed 15 minutes, allowing
4 minutes for questions, and 1 minute to switch over to the next
speaker. If you run over, you will be stopped by your session chair.
Each room for oral presentations will be equipped with a PC running
Windows XP. Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and Acrobat Reader 7.0 will be
available on these machines.
Except for extraordinary circumstances, you will not be allowed to use
your own PC to present your talk! You must go to the presentation
Upload Desk in the internet cafe in the Crawford Room on the third floor of the
Westin to upload your presentation onto the server for the lecture rooms. The
conference staff must have your presentation on the server no later than the
beginning of the oral session that precedes the oral session that
includes your presentation, or by 8:45 am on the day of your
presentation if it
occurs during the 10:30 to 12:00 time slot. Oral paper presenters
are strongly encouraged to upload their presentations well in advance
of these deadlines. You are
encouraged to do so using either a CD (CD-R iso-9660) or a USB memory
stick (MS-DOS formatted). You will be also be able to (and should)
confirm that your presentation will be properly displayed by the equipment in
the lecture hall at that time. Please contact the Organizing Committee at
firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the conference if for some reason you believe
that your talk cannot be accommodated by the standard Interspeech
2006 presentation infrastructure.
If your presentation needs any special fonts, e.g. for phonetic
symbols or for languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
etc., we recommend that you consider generating a PDF document in
place of (or in addition to) your PowerPoint presentation. Note that
in this process you will possibly lose some of the capabilities of
PowerPoint documents. If you need to use such capabilities, you can
generate a self-contained version of your presentation using the "Pack
and Go Wizard" of the PowerPoint file menu. Make sure that you
switches "Include linked files" and "Embed TrueType fonts". You do not
need to include the "Viewer for Windows". The two resulting
files are "pngsetup.exe" and "pres0.ppz". Double clicking the first
one extracts the self-contained version of your PowerPoint
document. Copy this document onto a memory stick or a CD and if
possible, test it on another computer before the conference.
In any case, please contact your session chairperson 20 minutes
before the start of your oral session in the room where the session takes place.
Please be aware that a poster is not intended to be a reproduction of
your paper in the proceedings.
The size of your poster should be smaller than the size of the poster
board, which is 8 feet wide and 4 feet high (2.4m by 1.2m)
Poster sessions are two hours long. You should be present during the
entire session to answer questions. Note that all posters in the
morning sessions must be installed before 10:00 and should be
removed at 13:00. The posters of the early afternoon sessions must
be ready at 13:30 and the boards should be cleared during the coffee
break. For the late afternoon sessions, the posters should be
installed during the coffee break and cleared before 19:00. Please
make sure to place your poster at the right board! A poster
presentation labeled "Mon3BuP-3" in the program must use board "3"
that is located in the Butler Room. In case you have any questions,
please contact your session chairperson. He or she will be on site 20
minutes before the session starts.
Recommendations for Posters
These recommendations are primarily meant for authors who are less
familiar with poster sessions at conferences.
Poster sessions are a valuable method for authors to present papers
and meet with interested attendees for in-depth technical
discussions. Therefore, it is important that you display your results
clearly to attract people who have an interest in your work and your
paper. In order to make your poster presentation a success you should:
- ... Before the Conference:
- Your poster should cover the key points of your work. The ideal
poster is designed to (1) attract attention, (2) provide a brief
overview of your work, and (3) initiate discussion and questions.
- The title of your poster should appear at the top in capital letters
about 25mm (1 inch) high. Below the title, put the author(s) name(s)
- Carefully prepare your poster well in advance of the
conference. There will be no time or materials available for
last-minute preparations at the conference. If you think you may
need certain materials to repair the poster after traveling, bring
them with you.
- Use color for highlighting and to make your poster more
attractive. Think about what attracts you to posters and other
visual displays. Use pictures, diagrams, cartoons, figures, etc.,
rather than only text wherever possible.
- The smallest text on your poster should be at least 9mm (3/8 inch)
high, and the important points should be in a larger size.
- Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save you
time to use for discussions and questions.
- ... At the Conference:
- Please make sure to locate your poster board and attach your poster
according to the instructions for presentations at Interspeech 2006.
- Prepare a short presentation (several minutes) that you can
periodically give to those assembled around your poster. Be ready to
give it several times as people move through the area.
- If there is more than one author attending the conference, all
should attend the poster presentation to aid in the presentation and
discussion and to provide the main presenter with a chance to rest
and to answer questions.
- There will be no audio-visual equipment for poster
presentations. You must print it out on paper (before the
conference), bring it along and put it at the poster board that will
be associated to you. You also must use your own equipment for
demonstrations. Power strips will be available with correct local
power plugs (120V/60Hz)