Paper presentations last 15 – 20 minutes, including some time for questions. They will be scheduled in 90 minute sessions which will normally include 4 papers on similar themes, in exceptional cases, 3 papers may be combined.
A paper is submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors; 2 of the 6 authors can be listed as presenting authors.
EERA will nominate a mentor/chairperson for each session who will take care of time and manage discussions.
Please plan your presentation in a way to allow some questions within your presentation time. We suggest that you end your presentation with a couple of questions in order to stimulate discussion after the presentation.
EERA invites presenters to submit Ignite-Talks. Contributions handed in as Ignite-Talks undergo the same peer review process as all other submission formats. Each session will have 5-7 Ignite Talks presentations with a chairperson prepared to engage participants in discussion. In some cases, the Ignite-Talk presentations will be programmed together with paper and/or poster presentations.
General guidance for Ignite-Talks
Ignite-Talks have a fixed format in which presenters need to prepare 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes. An example of a research-based Ignite Talk can be seen here.
To keep the time, the presentation software's timer need be set so as to display each slide for 15 seconds before the next slide advances. Images are the key to an effective Ignite-Talk. Try to find images that are illustrations or metaphors of your key points and/or use words-as-images. Please ensure that you set up and practice the 15-second per slide timing of slide in advance of the ERC! A video guide about how to set up the timing per slide in PowerPoint can be found here.
All ERC Ignite-Talks will take place in a session room, in front of an audience and the mentor/chairperson. After the presentation, the mentor/chair and the conference participants can ask the presenter questions during a 5-10 minute discussion. Please arrive at the room in good time to set up your presentation on the computer.
Please note: All Ignite-Talks presentations will take place on Monday.
The ERC has Interactive Poster Sessions in which the authors present their poster for 10 minutes in a session room, in front of an audience and the mentor/chairperson. After the presentation, the mentor/chairperson and other conference participants can ask the presenter questions during a 5 - 10 minute discussion. The required format for your poster is A1 (594 x 841 mm / 23.3 x 33.1 in) portrait format (upright) only. Each poster should include your name and the title of your submission, and submission number. Please arrive at the room in good time to put up your poster.
The Emerging Researchers' Conference welcomes the submission of 3 types of presentations: Papers, Posters and Ignite-Talks. Workshops and Panels are reserved for invited sessions only and are centrally organised .
Submission to ERC
Presentation formats @ ERC