Session Types/Information

Different session types to be presented at EIBA 20116

In order to give authors an overview over what their respective session type will look like and prospective guests an overview over what to expect, we compile here all information about the 4 main types of sessions at EIBA 2016.

Competitive Sessions

Competitive Paper presentations are mostly held in sessions with three papers each.

This provides every author the opportunity to have a 20 minute presentation and 10 minute discussion about their paper. It is up to the track chairs to decide if the discussion is supposed to take place directly after each presentation or jointly at the end of the session.

For presenting authors, please bring your presentation as a PowerPoint file to your session. Include a reasonable number of slides (roughly 10 slides). Readability and clear slide layout encourage active engagement.

Interactive Sessions

Interactive Paper presentations are held in larger sessions of four, five, or six papers.

The goal of these sessions is to encourage active discussion and development of early-stage work. Therefore, authors should limit their presentation to roughly 7 minutes and leave room for an equally long discussion.

Authors do not have to prepare a PowerPoint presentation but instead should bring with them a set of 10 printed hand-outs which provide an overview of the paper. This hand-out should be easy to grasp and should not require a lot of reading to distract from the actual presentation.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be presented in a dedicated poster session. This session is designed to push early-stage work towards high-impact contributions. Additionally and to provide the best possible experience to poster presenters, we have secured a large number of senior scholars who agreed to give feedback during the poster session.

Please make sure the poster you bring to Vienna fulfills the following criteria:

  • Poster size is A0 (841×1189 mm)
  • All text on the poster is in English
  • The poster is printed in portrait, not landscape format
  • Print of title, authors, and affiliations is 3 cm, 2 cm, and 1 cm tall, respectively
  • Poster contains contact information of the main author
  • Poster is made from material that is easy to fix to poster board with magnets or push pins
  • Please bring magnets to fix your poster to the poster walls
  • All materials on the poster should be easily readable from more than 1 m away

For presentation of your project and discussion with viewers, it is helpful if you prepare a 5 minutes presentation and bring business cards as well as sketch paper, sticky notes, pens, and markers for discussion.

Presenters of posters can have their posters printed in Vienna and collected on the WU campus. Have a look at the link below and see the process description here. Please note that WU or EIBA do not take any responsibility for your poster prints. Please contact for questions about the poster printing process.


Panel Presentations

Panel sessions are designed to facilitate discussion between experts in the respective fields and the audience.

Panelists should take note of the following guidelines:

  • Please make sure to collect and review all presentation decks before coming to EIBA to make sure all panelists get appropriate room for their remarks
  • Please allow at least 30 minutes for open Q&A
  • The rooms at EIBA will be equipped with presentation equipment (computer, projector, white boards). Tables and chairs will be provided for 4-6 panel members. If you need more than that, please come to the assigned room at least 15 minutes early to arrange adaptations with local conference staff.