Information for Presenters

Each room has a podium that will be equipped with a Windows PC with standard Microsoft presentation software (PowerPoint), so unless it is necessary to use your own laptop, it would be preferable if you could simply copy your presentation to the provided computer before the session. For this purpose, it is best if you could be in your assigned session room about 5 minutes before the sessions start.

A wireless presentation presenter with laser pointer will also be available on the podium.

In case of a technical problem, you can ask for IT support by dialing the extension 4018 using the telephone located on the podium.


Each presenter will have 30 minutes allocated, consisting of a 20-minute presentation and 10-minutes for questions/discussion and changeover. Please try to make sure that these times are kept as closely as possible, both in the interest of fairness and to allow other participants to switch between sessions for individual papers, if they so desire.


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.

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.


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:

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.