What is an Electronic Poster or ePoster?
A novel concept that is being introduced in IPAC’12 is the Electronic Poster, or ePoster. An ePoster utilizes a large monitor and computer to display multimedia versions of a poster. It gives an opportunity for a computer savvy presenter in the poster session to more effectively convey information that would not necessarily be possible with a traditional printed poster. It also enhances visualization to attract interest of attendees. This method of presentation may change the way conferences conduct poster sessions in the future.
Guidelines for an ePoster
15 ePosters will be chosen
Only 15 ePosters can be displayed per poster session. At abstract submission, an option will be available to request to be considered for an ePoster. From this, the Scientific Program Committee will choose 15 posters to be ePosters. All main classifications will be considered. ePoster requests by commercial enterprises will not be considered.
Do not have a static ePoster
ePosters are intended to provide a display of information that is not possible with a traditional printed poster. Embedding multimedia content, along with static elements, such as titles, logos, and summaries, would be a good way to convey information. Examples of dynamic visual elements include videos, slide shows, animated charts or graphs, scrolling text, or 3D rotation of a model.
Do not intend it as an oral presentation
The intention of an ePoster does not include attracting visitors to stay for a long oral, video, or slideshow presentation. Display elements can either loop for a minute or less, or be activated and controlled by the poster presenter on command. Remember, you are to interact with those who are interested in your ePoster, not give a presentation to an audience.
Do not use a webpage that can already be accessed via Internet
ePosters, are meant to present new information. The attendees will benefit from interacting with you, not viewing a website that he or she can access without going to the conference. But this does not mean you can’t use HTML, CSS, Java, Flash, etc. for your presentation.
No audio allowed
No internet access provided
A three page paper will still need to be submitted for proceedings
ePoster presentations contribute a three-page paper as for printed poster presentations. However, ePosters should not be just your three-page manuscript.
ePosters are to be loaded onto the ePoster stations, via USB drive or DVD/CD, anytime from 08:30 to 12:00 on the day of your session. ePosters are to be displayed from 12:00 to 18:00; unmanned from 12:00 to 16:00, and must be manned from 16:00 to 18:00.
Specifications of the equipment provided for the ePoster
- Type: Asus X44H
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Core i3 - 2.3GHz
- Memory: 4GB
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Digital Display Monitor
- Type: 42" LCD TV
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Orientation: Landscape
- Floor to middle of display height: 61in/155cm
- HDMI (up to 1080p)
- VGA (up to 1920 x 1080)
- Component (YPbPr)
- Composite Video
Display software preloaded on the computer will include
- PowerPoint Viewer
- Video Player (Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic, VLC, etc.)
- Special needs for other software may be considered. Please contact Poster Session Manager prior to the conference.
- It may be possible to attach your own computing device to our monitors (see above for the specifications of the monitors). Please contact Poster Session Manager prior to conference.