Guidelines – presentation types


Paper presentation

The duration of paper sessions is 90 minutes. Paper sessions consist of a presentation and a discussion of papers of an ongoing or completed research project. The time frame of each paper presentation is 15 minutes. 4 different papers will be presented in each parallel session, and this leaves half an hour for questions and discussions. The chair of the session will manage the organization of the session, for example deciding whether questions should be taken after each presentation, included in a collective discussion in the last last half an hour of the session, or a flexible mixture of the two models.


The duration of symposium sessions is 90 minutes. A symposium session builds on a theme and is proposed and planned by a symposium organiser. The papers focus on a common theme. A symposium has a chair (often the organiser). The symposium organiser will decide how the symposium is to be organised and the time allotment for each presentation.

Poster sessions

Poster sessions offer a more informal opportunity to present a project visually rather than orally by means of a poster. During poster sessions, participants present their poster and use a format maximizing interaction between participants and presenters. Posters should be prepared for the Conference in A0 portrait (84.1 cm wide × 118.9 cm high).