Guidelines for Oral Presentations

Presenter guidelines for oral presentations

Oral presentations are organised in sessions scheduled in specific conference rooms indicated in the programme. In general, a single presentation has a total of 15 minutes’ duration. Please note that the duration given to your oral presentation includes 3 minutes for questions and discussion. Thus, a 15-minute talk should be 12 minutes of presentation and 3 minutes of discussion.

The authors are kindly asked to report at the Speakers’ preview area at their earliest convenience and no later that 1 hour before their presentation time, even if they are not using any audio-visual material.

Lecture room equipment
  • Video projector
  • Laptop for the presentations, including Internet connection
  • Speaker microphone
  • Laser pointer
Lecture room software
The laptop in each lecture is equipped with the latest versions of the following software:
  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (PowerPoint, Word)
  • Internet Explorer
  • AdobeReader
  • Windows Media Player
  • VLC media player
Oral summaries of posters
Authors of poster papers who are interested can be prepared to provide ad hoc a summary of their poster presentation (1–2 slides) during the corresponding oral session in case a gap should occur in the time schedule or if the convener has foreseen the presentation of poster summaries during the oral session.

Oral no-shows
The inclusion of your abstract in the conference programme obliges you or one of your co-authors to present your contribution at the time and in the manner indicated. If you already know that your contribution will not be presented, you are asked to withdraw your abstract as soon as possible.

It is strictly prohibited to take photos of any scientific material during oral or poster sessions without the explicit permission from the authors.