Manchester, 18-22 August, 2008The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics
For the main conference sessions, the 30-minute time slot is divided into three parts: 20 minutes for the presentation, 8 minutes for discussion and 2 minutes for moving between rooms.
The following equipment will be available in each presentation room:
In each room, there will be one student volunteer to help with any problems. A technician will be available to look after the A/V equipment.
Specifications of the software installed on the computer:
Please make sure that your presentation works flawlessly with the specified software. If you need any other software or hardware (e.g. speakers), please contact the local organizers immediately, i.e. before you come to Manchester.
Each presentation in an electronic form should be transferred onto the computer in the presentation room before the session begins. The session chairperson and the student helper will be available in the room in which the presentation will take place 30 minutes before the session (i.e. 30 minutes before the morning/afternoon programme start, or at the beginning of the break preceding the particular session). Presenters must set up their presentations before the session starts, and you should not expect to have time to do this at the start of your talk. Appropriate data-storage media for tranfer to the computer are the following:
There are four poster sessions (each day except Wednesday, from 14.00 to 15.30). Poster presentations can be put up on any available poster board in the poster area (the area by the entrance to Theatre B on Floor 1) any time from the morning break on the day of the poster session to which you have been assigned, and can be left in place until the end of the day. Any posters left on the boards will be removed the following morning and may be disposed of.
The order of presentations will follow the order in which demos are listed on the Programme page.
You can either view the presentation as an 'advert' for the demo or use it to show your system doing some of its tricks to tempt people to come and see more. Please remember that people coming to the Demo session will be expecting to see working systems doing something interesting, and they will not be expecting research presentations. The presentation slot is there to whet the audience's appetite for the demo, not to present research outcomes.