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Presentation Guidelines

For the presentation of your paper at Interspeech 2006, please note the following instructions.

Oral Presentations

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 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 activate the 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.

Poster Presentations

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) and affiliation(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)