Oral Presentation Guidelines

The presenters are requested to reach the assigned meeting room at least 15 minutes before the session in order to meet the Session Chair and receive last minute instructions. Please contact the session staff in order to upload and check your presentation file at least 30 minutes before the presentation. Microsoft Power Point and Portable Document File (PDF) are the ONLY acceptable formats for presentation. Here are some oral presentation guidelines for high-standard uniformed presentations.

  1. Prepare electronic presentation using approximately 28 points or even higher letters. Avoid presenting long proofs or detailed derivations in the visual material.
  2. It is highly discouraged to read electronic presentation word by word. It is preferable to point out only the basic ideas and/or heuristic explanations.
  3. The presenter short biography including the affiliation and research interest as provided by the presenter will be introduced to the audience by the chairman.
  4. During the oral presentation, the presenter should inform the audience with a few introductory sentences about the broader significance of his/her work. Speak as slowly and simply as possible. Keep checking on the presentation time. Approximately 15 minutes will be reserved for the oral presentation, but a shorter presentation time is encouraged. The presentation will be followed by a 4-minute discussion. Allow sufficient time for slides and projections. Explain each figure and give the audience enough time to understand a figure before going on to other topics. When summarizing the presentation, talk about the practical benefits of the results of the work. Please respect the Session Chair’s instructions during the presentation, particularly beware of the time limit.


What to illustrate?

  • Introduce your problem. What led to your work?  What were your objectives?
  • Outline your solution. How did you do it?  Bring out what is unique in your approach.
  • Give emphasizes on salient features. Use such language which can even attract researchers which are even not from that area.
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of your methods and devices.
  • Avoid large equations. Clarify/justify your assumptions.
  • Present test data, if available, to support your theory/

How to illustrate?

  • Do not copy your paper as it appears in the conference proceedings. Nobody will read it.
  • For optimum legibility, use modern bold type. Ariel or Sans Serif type is twice as easy to read as Roman or Script type.
  • Test the legibility of the material.
  • Use tables, diagrams and figures which require explanation.