Notes For Author

  1. Presentation timing: A full paper is normally allocated approximately 8 minutes for presentation followed by 2 minutes for questions from the audience. The track chair will keep an eye on time and will alert you when time is beginning to run short by holding up cards indicating ‘3’, ‘2’ and ‘1’ – these being the number of minutes that you have remaining. Please note that we actively encourage constructive questions from the audience. Your co-operation in bringing your presentation to a close within the time specified is essential to the smooth running of the conference and to be fair to other presenters.
  2. Presentation equipment: Presentation rooms will be equipped with a laptop and projector screen for PowerPoint presentations (Please note there will not be a transparency projector available).
  3. Presentation: The conference team requests that PowerPoint presentations be sent in good time so that they can be uploaded onto the conference laptop. Please email these with your name and the conference that you are due to present at to: It is also a sensible precaution to make sure that you bring a copy of your presentation with you on a flash drive or USB. Any presentation that has not be submitted in time will not be pre-loaded and remain the responsibility of the presenter.
  4. Handouts:  You are welcome to bring along the full text or other supporting document to handout to delegates. Please ensure that a copy is handed to the track chair of your session.
  5. Punctuality - Please ensure that you attend your session promptly and are aware of the order of speakers from the conference proceedings.
  6. Presenting in absentia: Occasionally there are some delegates who are unable to attend in person, and who wish to have their paper presented via a video clip. We would ask that these are of no more than 10 minutes in length. Most presenters upload them onto YouTube and then send across the YouTube like to the email address mentioned above. The conference staffs are happy to collate any questions arising in response to the presentation and email them across to the author/authors.
  7. Authorship: Presenters have a moral obligation to acknowledge all contributions to their paper, both orally at the time of presentation and by referencing authors in papers submitted to the conference.
  8. Dress Code: Lounge suits or formal dress you feel most comfortable in.