Various Venues
    See Details Below, United States
    1 May - 31 December 2015
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    Interactive Paper Guidelines

    Congratulations on being accepted as an Interactive Paper presenter! The Interactive Paper session, held in tandem with the EI Symposium Demonstration Session, maximizes your opportunity to interact with Symposium participants.

    Please read the following guidelines and information before you begin to create your interactive paper presentation. Give considerable thought to the design and presentation of your paper to make sure that it stands out as an attractive and informative presentation. You want to be certain that the 'reader' of the paper comes away with a clear understanding of your research.

    Display Area

    • 45 inches x 45 inches (114cm x 114cm). Push pins will be provided to hang your interactive paper.


    • Interactive paper presentations are hard-copy (paper/poster) format only
    • Interactive papers must fit within the designated space listed above
    • The most successful and attractive papers are graphically produced to highlight and summarize the main points, with the presenter filling in the details
    • The least effective format is a photocopy of the manuscript.

    Your Interacive Paper Presentation Should Include:

    • The paper title and all authors at the top of the presentation 
    • A brief introduction, goals, experimental detail, conclusions, and references (make sure this information is presented in a logical and clear sequence)
    • Explanations for graphs, pictures, and tables.

    Font Sizes (suggested minimum)

    • Title: 36 point type
    • List of authors: 25 point type
    • Double-spaced text: 15 point type
    • The entire presentation layout should be readable from six to ten feet away
    • Be careful in your use of colors, some people are red-green color blind and some colors do not stand out in contrast to others.


    • See the conference Technical Program for information about when to set up your interactive paper 
    • Interactive papers must be set up at least 1/2 hour before the session begins, or the paper will be considered a no-show and your manuscript will not be published.

    Poster Session

    • An author or coauthor is required to stand by the interactive paper during the scheduled  session to answer questions from attendees
    • It is your responsibility to remove your presentation at the end of the session
    • Papers not removed will be considered unwanted and will be discarded.