Session Guidelines

General Guidelines

All presenters must present their work during their scheduled time. Do not start early even if the previous presenter is absent or finished early. Once your scheduled time is over, promptly leave the room so the next presenter can set up the equipment and start the next session on time.

Individual Papers

There will not be designated session chairs. When your presentation time comes, announce your session title, introduce yourself very briefly, and start your presentation.

Roundtable Sessions

Each presenter will be assigned to each table in a session. Each roundtable presenter will be allocated 30 minutes: 15 minutes for speaking on his/her topic and 15 minutes for group discussion. There will be no roundtable session chairs, although there will be a time-keeper.

Poster Sessions

Each poster session is 1.5 hours long. Your poster presentation can be displayed during this period. You are responsible for being present during coffee breaks to answer questions from the audience. Please see the program schedule insert for the timing of these breaks. For the rest of the period, you may choose to stay at your poster board at your discretion.


There are two colloquium formats: one-hour colloquia containing three 10-minute thematically linked papers, and two-hour colloquia in which the papers and time allotments have been determined by the colloquia organizer. There is a session chair for one-hour colloquia only.