SIEDS 2013 APRIL 28, 2017
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All papers accepted for presentation at SIEDS will make two presentations.

  1. A 15 minute presentation followed by 8 minutes of questions (the allotted time may change as we get closer to the symposium date, to be determined by the number of participants). A laptop and projector for presentations will be supplied in each room. Authors should arrive 15 minutes early to their session to load their Powerpoint presentation onto the laptop.
  2. A poster presentation during lunch and throughout the afternoon.


The poster session will provide a time for all attendees to browse all of the papers and engage in direct discussion with a paper's authors. We encourage at least one author to stand by the poster during the lunch hour. Posters can be browsed throughout the afternoon. Plan on giving SIEDS event staff your poster when you regsiter in the morning and they will ensure it is put up before lunch.

The requirements and guidelines for the posters are as follows.

  • A vertical surface on which to pin posters will be provided. You do NOT need to mount your poster on foamcore or cardboard, but are welcome to do so. The poster needs to be no larger than 30 inches by 40 inches. Pins will be provided.

An award will be given to the Best Poster. The following advice outlines the criteria the judges will look for:

  • Content is the most critical factor for the posters. The poster should present your project in efficient terms with sufficient information on the motivation for your work, what it is you did, the process and techniques used, and key results.
  • The material needs to be presented in sufficient depth to have meaningful/in-depth discussions with someone knowledgeable about systems engineering, but not necessarily knowledgeable about your project in particular.
  • The title of the project should be prominently displayed and the design and layout of text, the use of space, and the addition of graphics should all combine to convey a positive and professional impression to the audience.
  • A team should recognize that an effective poster is different than slides for an effective technical oral presentation (like the one given during the technical sessions at SIEDS). While both are highly visual forms of communication that rely less on text than a technical paper does, a poster should be able to “stand alone” without a presenter explaining it while slides for an oral presentation are designed to be accompanied by a presenter. As such, an effective poster typically has more explanation included on it than does an effective set of slides for a technical oral presentation.
  • While gratuitous visuals are not helpful, visuals (graphs, images, process maps, screenshots, etc.) tend to be more helpful than excessively large blocks of text.
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