General Notes for all Sessions

Projection facilities and a laptop will be available in every presentation room and you will be asked to upload your presentation from a USB key to the appropriate laptop before your session.  You are asked to use the laptops in the presentation room; individual laptops may not be used. All speakers are requested to transfer their presentation to the conference laptop located in each presentation room at the very latest by the first coffee break on the day of their presentation. It is each presenter’s responsibility to know the time and room they are presenting in and ensure their presentation is loaded in the correct presentation room.

The operating system on all computers at the conference is Windows 7 SP1. All computers will run Office 2013. All presentations should be in PowerPoint or some other presentation tool compatible with this operating system. If you are using a Mac to create your presentation, use Powerpoint version 2010 or later. Please have your presentation on USB stick. If your presentation contains embedded DVDs, requires sound or has any other audio or visual requirement, please notify the congress secretariat in advance.

There will be an AV volunteer in each presentation room, so they will assist you if you have any difficulties.

1. Oral Presentation
Oral presentations are grouped by strand in sessions of 90 minutes.  Each session has four presentations, allowing for individual presentations of 15 minutes followed by discussion up to 7 minutes, moderated by the session chairperson.  All speakers are asked to adhere to these timings out of courtesy to other speakers and to allow for smooth transition between sessions.

2. Symposia Oral Presentation
Each Symposium is organized by a coordinator and consists of four presentations on a common topic of interest followed by a discussant presentation.Each symposium session is 120 minutes: allowing for 20 minutes for each paper presentation, 20 minutes for the discussant, and 20 minutes for general discussion at the end.The Chairperson/Organiser of the symposium is responsible for the smooth running of the symposium.  It is suggested that the Discussant could be given (or directed to on the website) the extended abstracts of the papers to be presented at the symposium in advance.

3. Interactive Poster Presentation
Interactive posters are grouped by strand in sessions of 90 minutes. Each session has typically up to 10 posters within one room. The format of the poster presentation sessions is interactive with each author initially giving a brief introduction to their poster, followed by small group discussions, moderated by a Chairperson. At the start of the session, each author has a maximum of 3 minutes to give a brief presentation of their research topic with slides (up to 3 slides).Following this, the Chairperson may initiate some general discussion before allowing more individual or small group discussions at the poster displays.

Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your poster:

Each poster must be in PORTRAIT format, printed and should NOT be bigger than AO (0.841 m width x 1.189 m height/tall). The posters will be mounted on the walls of the presentation rooms and adhesive will be provided in the rooms. Any poster printed in landscape or larger than AO may not be displayed at the conference.

The poster sessions offer researchers a chance to present their work in a visual format and offer more opportunities for interaction and discussion. Poster presentations are eligible for inclusion in the conference proceedings and the book of selected papers.

4. ICT Demonstrations and Workshops
ICT demonstrations and Workshops are scheduled in sessions of 90 minutes. The precise format of the workshop and participant requirements are set by the presenter(s) and the time is managed by them.Any specific requirements of the workshop in terms of computing facilities, laboratory access, room layout etc. should be communicated to the conference secretariat by Friday, 21st July 2017.

ICT Demonstrations and Workshops enable presenters to display, explain and familiarize users with an innovative approach, a teaching or research tool, or some other aspect of research or teaching practice. The workshop may include a brief presentation of completed research, especially case study or evaluation, but the emphasis is on demonstrating an innovation or a tool, not to present the research for criticism. Learning-by-doing occupies most of the session, and any presentations are brief. Adequate time for reflective discussion is important. The audience may offer their viewpoints and share their experiences with other tools or innovations intended for the same purpose.