Contribution and Presentation Formats

Your Audience

Please note that the target group in this workshop is interdisciplinary. Contributions should allow researchers from all disciplines within BayCEER to get your point, so please:

  • Explain the background of your research and why it is significant / exciting!
  • Justify your methods without getting bogged down in details.
  • Be aware of technical terms in your discipline!
    Test your abstract / poster / talk on someone with different background (BIO / GEO sciences)
  • Point out your findings / take-home-message more than clearly
    - so it will be just clear enough for the audience.

Abstracts and Keywords

All submissions are registered electronically providing an abstract with a max. of 2000 characters (including spaces) and a list of keywords until 8 October 2020. Generally, the abstract should be written in English. We strongly encourage the abstract to be structured and contain the following sections: Introduction/Material & Methods, in which you clearly address the objective of your study and lay out the methods you used; and Results/Conclusions, in which you report the specific results of your study and discuss them in a broader context. It is expected that your abstract addresses some research question and contains a take-home-message.

An abstract booklet will be provided in electronic form and sent to all participants prior the meeting. Additionally, the abstracts will be published on the workshop website.

Oral Presentations

In general, the time slot for oral presentations is 15 minutes. Talks should not be longer than 12 minutes to leave time for questions. This holds for the Open Sessions, the moderators of topical sessions may define differing formats.
Adobe Reader, Microsoft Power Point and OpenOffice Presenter are available as presentation software.

Poster Sessions

There will be a poster exhibition during the whole workshop day including Poster Coffee times in the morning and in the afternoon. Recommended poster format is DIN A0 Portrait. Please put up your poster in the morning. The poster number is shown on each board, pins are provided.

Two designated poster sessions will be held during the workshop. During the morning poster session the authors of posters with even numbers are kindly asked to present their poster, during the second poster session in the afternoon it is on all authors of posters with uneven numbers to defend their poster. 

Lightning Talks

It is highly recommended for all poster authors to present their subject in a short "lightning talk" to the plenary. Here you have one minute and one slide to present your poster. The intention of lightning talks is to provide all participants with a quick overview over the topics and to draw the audience´s attention to your poster - there is time to present your poster and explain all the details during your designated poster session.

The presentation file must be submitted online (Login + Password from the registration mail). Deadline for submission of presentation files is Thursday 9:00 in the morning. Only pdf-files will be accepted. You should indicate the poster number on your slide (cf. slide template here). All submitted pdf-files will get merged into one large pdf-file by the conference office. A missing file implies that you do not want to take part in the lightning talks.