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
- While gratuitous visuals are not helpful, visuals (graphs,
images, process maps, screenshots, etc.) tend to be more helpful
than excessively large blocks of text.