THE NATURE OF POSTER SESSIONS.

Poster sessions provide a novel form of scientific communication with advantages over formal lectures. The session takes place in a large room, where the "speakers" present their work in parallel. Each presenter is assigned floor space and a large piece of poster board (or a table). On this board he/she tacks a set of pages, each containing a few basic points about the research being presented. The author stands by the poster throughout the session; other participants move around the room, stopping to read posters that interest them and to discourse with the authors. This results in a style of communication quite different from formal talks, with more time, greater flexibility, and increased personal interaction. CONTENT OF POSTERS

Your poster should display the title of your paper, along with your name and affiliation, in a prominent place. It should describe the problem you are addressing and your solution. Do not forget to relate your approach to other work. Most important, make sure that your poster presents substantive results. SIZE AND STRUCTURE OF POSTERS

We will provide you with a poster board (a table) of 6ft long. We recommend you use no more than ten 8.1/2" x 11" sheets (the maximum number is 12). You should bring these sheets along with you to the meeting. The poster boards will be set up at 1:00PM, giving you half an hour to prepare your poster for the session. Each sheet should contain no more than a few major points, printed in a large enough font so that a small crowd can easily read the text from a few feet away. Use diagrams and figures wherever possible; pictures communicate more effectively than words in this medium.