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Poster Presentation Instructions

The papers will be scheduled for presentation either orally or by poster, depending on their attributes, author preferences and referee recommendations.


The maximum poster size is standard DIN/ISO A1: 594 mm (width) x 841 mm (height); the orientation is portrait.


Focus on introduction, methods, results and discussion, summary, and references. Make a smallscale sketch of poster to ascertain that all points you want to stress as well as headlines, text, figures and tables, photos, etc., will fit into the dimensions allowed. The poster should start in the upper left hand corner and flow generally from left to right and from top to bottom. The title, author name(s) and affiliation must be at the top of the poster. If necessary, use letters, numbers, or arrows to indicate proper flow to the audience.


Do not crowd too much information into the presentation; concentrate on two or three main points. Highlight trends and comparisons with simplified graphics and diagrams. Use text cautiously. Often it is better to use outlines and bullets than paragraphs. Avoid overwhelming the audience with too many numbers, words, or complicated graphs. Yet, as people will study the poster while you are away, make certain the message is clear and simple.


All lettering must be easily read from a distance of 1.5 meters. Use a bold or semibold typeface for headings and labels. Lettering for subheads and figure captions should be larger than that of the main text but smaller than the main heading. Text in upper- and lower-case letters is more readable than all capitals, but capitals for headings and labels are acceptable. The title should have letters that are at least 2.5 cm high, with authors names and institutions at least 2 cm high. All other type should be a minimum of 1.5 cm high. Use sans serif type such as Arial or Lucida Sans for text. It is much easier to read than serif type such as Courier.


Posters will be glued with double or single sided adhesive tape provided by organisers.

Posters CANNOT be pinned or nailed to the poster stand; otherwise the author(s) will be held responsible for the damage.

To summarize:
Remember that a Poster Session is more like an informal discussion. The discussion may begin with a question from an interested person. You may initiate a discussion by pointing out the particular figure that depicts the essential conclusions of your paper and allow questions and answers to flow from that point. Keep it conversational; do not lecture.


Some posters from previous conferences can be seen by following these links:

Poster Example 1
Poster Example 2
Poster Example 3
Poster Example 4



The KES2008 poster presentation schedule is available as a PDF document .. here ..