Presenter guidelines: oral

Oral presentations are organised in oral sessions scheduled in specific lecture rooms at specific times. The lecture room and time for each contribution is given in the programme.

The time assigned for each contribution includes discussion and change over. The oral sessions are scheduled in up to three time blocks per day.

The oral presentations are not organised centrally. Therefore, authors are kindly asked to upload their presentations directly in the respective lecture room within 30 minutes preceding the start of the actual time block of the session. A lecture room assistant will be available for any help.

Please inform the session chair and the assistant about the name of the presenting author in case this has changed since the programme was published.

Recommendations by the Programme and Science Committee (PSC) for oral presentations

Oral sessions times

Monday, 03 September 2018
Opening and awards session 09:30–12:45
Block 1: 14:00–16:00
Block 2: 16:30–18:30


Tuesday, 04–Thursday, 06 September 2018
Plenary Keynote: 09:00–09:30
Block 1: 10:30–12:30
Block 2: 14:00–16:00
Block 3: 16:30–18:30


Friday, 07 September 2018
Block 1: 09:00–10:30
Block 2: 11:30–13:30

Upload of presentations (after the conference)

The Programme and Science Committee would appreciate to have all presentations of the conference published online. We offer to upload your oral presentation as well as your poster as Power Point or PDF files for online publication alongside your abstract. This shall give all participants the chance to revisit your contribution. To declare your copyright and to enable this open access publication, your presentation will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. The upload of your presentation is free of charge and is not followed by a review process. All legal and technical information as well as the upload form will be available shortly after the conference.

Lecture room equipment

  • Video projector (16:9);
  • PC for the upload of presentations (USB flash drive);
  • Bluetooth presenter to switch slides incl. laser pointer;
  • Microphones.

Please note that no docking station for Mac or personal notebook is available.

Lecture room software

The notebook in each lecture room is equipped with the latest versions of the following software:

  • Windows 10;
  • MS Office 2016 (Power Point, Word);
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • VLC media player

Please note that no docking station for Mac or personal notebook is available.

Oral summary of posters

For most sessions time for 1-minute poster pitches is foreseen during the oral programme; please check the programme of your session on the website for details and prepare one or two slides for this purpose. You may also be asked ad hoc by the session chair for a summary presentation in case a gap should occur in the oral programme. Please see details in the guidelines for poster presentations.

It is strictly prohibited to take photos and/or make copies from notebooks of any scientific material without the express permission of the authors. Mobile phones must be switched off/in mute mode during the sessions.