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Information for presenters


Paper sessions will be either 60 or 90 minutes long, with two or three papers respectively. Each paper will be allocated 30 minutes: 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions/discussion and changeover. Timings will be rigidly adhered to.

The rooms for the paper sessions will have Windows computers running standard Microsoft presentation software, so that attendees can use our hardware to present their materials and will not be required to bring laptops with them. If you are planning on using your own device for the presentation, you are advised to make sure that it is fully charged before your presentation, and to check before your session that it operates correctly with the projection equipment.

At least one of the authors must register for the conference and attend to present the paper.


Panel sessions typically involve four or five panelists and run for 90 minutes. The session begins with opening statements of about five minutes from each panelist, and then proceeds to general discussion between the panelists and the audience. Panelists wishing to support their opening statements with slides may use either the presentation computer or their own device.

For the proceedings, each panel will provide a two-page paper that summarises the positions of all the panelists.

Tips, techniques, and courseware

The tips, techniques, and courseware session provides an opportunity to share practical ideas, specific assignments, pedagogical tools, methods of assessment, class activities, or software/courseware that supports learning in computing courses. A brief demonstration may also be included. Each presentation is limited to 10 minutes including discussion and changeover, so please try to keep your message short, exact, crisp, and to the point! This is a real challenge, but also contributes largely to the flavour of this session – and its attractiveness for attendees.

Presenters must submit presentation material in advance and use the conference-provided hardware to present their materials.

Each accepted proposal will be published in the conference proceedings.


Poster sessions help to facilitate the exchange of ideas in an informal setting. During the poster session, the presenter stands by the poster and discusses it with conference attendees.

The maximum poster size is A1 (24" x 36"). So that you can present your work to more than a couple of conference participants at a time, please ensure that your poster is readable from a distance of at least two metres (six feet). Use large fonts and clear pictures. Make sure that your main ideas stand out on the poster. Use tables and graphs instead of text where possible. Avoid complete sentences and entire paragraphs and footnotes - save these for handouts. You should aim for your poster to contain no more than 300 words.

We recommend the following font sizes for a poster:
* Heading/title: 2.5cm high (72pt)
* Author name(s) and affiliation(s): 2cm high (48pt)
* Body text: 1cm high (28pt)

Please remember that this is an international conference: words such as lab, class, course, etc. may mean different things to different audiences, and may have to be clarified. Any measurements should be given in both metric and US standard units.

Handout: we recommend that you provide a handout presenting your contact information and a more extended treatment of your work. We suggest that you bring up to 50 copies.

Talking posters: for 'talking posters' and posters where ideas are to be solicited from conference participants, the minimum display requirement is a heading and author information plus the equivalent of at least one paragraph explaining the purpose of the poster.

Online demo: if you plan to demonstrate your work online, please bring a laptop with a fully-charged battery. Assume that WiFi access may be unavailable or unreliable.

A one-page abstract/summary of each poster will be included in the conference proceedings.


Exhibition options will be made available to publishers, software houses, and other interested vendors. Interested parties are invited to contact the conference organisers for information about presenting an exhibit at the conference.