Oral Presentations

Presenters are encouraged to have their completed presentation on a USB/flash Drive in widescreen 16:9 format (all screens are in format 16:9).

Using the conference computer

A LCD projector & computer (Windows 8, MS Powerpoint & Adobe Acrobat Reader) will be available in every session room for regular presentations. Please bring your presentation on a USB, as well as email it to yourself so you have a backup.

Wireless Internet access will be available from the presentation computer.

Adobe Acrobat files (.pdf) will be accepted.

If you have a video or audio file embedded in the presentation, we recommend using a standard video and audio codec compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Please note that we cannot guarantee the quality of Macintosh-based presentations.

Only fonts that are included in the basic installation of MS-Windows will be available (English version of Windows). Use of other fonts not included in Windows can cause the wrong layout / style of your presentation. If you insist on using different fonts, please bring your font files with you.

Using own computer

It is highly recommended that the speaker’s final presentation be on a USB/Flash drive as we are unable to guarantee compatibility with the venue AV equipment. If you opt to use your own computer to connect to the projector please consider the following:

No adapters will be available on site; Please be sure to bring the proper adapter that will fit your computer.

AV Staff will not be able to mitigate any issues that may arise with your personal machine.

Presentation time

Presentation time is critical; each paper is allocated 15 minutes for lecture sessions. This time includes setup and questions. We recommend that presentation of your slides should take about 12 minutes, leaving 3 minutes for setup, introduction, summary, and questions from the audience. To achieve appropriate timing, organize your slides around the points you intend to make, using no more than one slide per minute. A reasonable strategy is to allocate about 2 minutes per slide when there are equations or important key points to make, and 1 minute per slide when the content is less complex. Slides attract and hold attention, and reinforce what you say – provided you keep them simple and easy to read. Plan to cover at most 6 points per slide, covered by 6 to 12 spoken sentences and no more than about 2 spoken minutes.

Make sure each of your key points is easy to explain with aid of the material on your slides. Do not read directly from the slide during your presentation. You should not need to prepare a written speech, although it is often a good idea to prepare the opening and closing sentences in advance. It is very important that you rehearse your presentation in front of an audience before you give your presentation at ISBI.


Poster Presentations

ISBI 2020 posters will be presented during five different poster sessions. Posters should be mounted 2 hours prior to your scheduled presentation time and removed at the end of the session. Any poster left behind will be discarded.  Posters should be in vertical format and the maximal dimensions should be A0 size (841 mm wide x 1189 mm; 33.1 inches x 46.8 inches) . This size specification must be strictly adhered to in preparation of your posters. The symposium organization will supply materials for mounting posters on the boards. Each poster will be assigned a board number and must be mounted on the appropriately numbered board. A poster session handout will be provided at Registration so you know which poster board # you have been assigned.

The Corresponding Author and/or Co Author of the poster is requested to be stationed by his/her poster throughout the duration of the scheduled session (please refer to the printed or on-line program for information on when your poster session is scheduled). Presenters are encouraged to engage the audiences in technical discussion by making periodic presentations and answering questions.

Poster sessions are a good medium for authors to present papers and meet with interested attendees for in-depth technical discussions. In addition, attendees find the poster sessions a good way to sample many papers in parallel sessions. Thus, it is important that you display your message clearly and noticeably to attract people who might have an interest in your paper.

Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save your efforts for technical discussions. There will not be any summaries given at the beginning of the poster sessions at ISBI 2020, so authors need not prepare any overhead slides for their poster presentations. You may bring additional battery-operated audio or visual aids to enhance your presentation.

The title of your poster should appear at the top in CAPITAL letters about 25mm high. Below the title put the author(s)’ name(s) and affiliation(s). The flow of your poster should be from the top left to the bottom right. Use arrows to lead your viewer through the poster. Use color for highlighting and to make your poster more attractive. Use pictures, diagrams, cartoons, figures, etc., rather than text wherever possible. Try to state your main result in six lines or less, in lettering about 15mm high so that people can read the poster from a distance. The smallest text on your poster should be at least 9mm high, and the important points should be in a larger. Use a sans-serif font (such as “cmss” in the Computer Modern family or the “Helvetica” PostScript font) to make the print easier to read from a distance.

Prepare a short presentation of about 5 or 10 minutes that you can periodically give to those assembled around your poster throughout the poster session. If possible, more than one author should attend the session to aid in presentations and discussions, and to provide the presenters with the chance to rest or briefly view other posters.