Oral Presentation Instructions


  1. Regular Oral Contributions are 15 minutes in total, which includes 3 minutes for questions.
  2. Invited Orals are 30 minutes, including 5 minutes for questions. 
  3. Plenary Talks are 45 minutes. 


  1. The oral presentation is to be prepared in MS-PowerPoint PPTX format and a copy in PDF format. The power point file will be loaded on the conference computer system; the pdf in indico.
  2. A wise guideline for the number of sheets in your presentation is 1.0-1.5 minute per slide. Thus the expected number of slides in the oral presentation is 8-12 for regular orals of 12 minutes, 16-25 for invited orals of 25 minutes, and 27-40 for plenary orals, all depending on the density of information per slide.


  1. Oral presentations shall be submitted the day prior to the presentation at the Conference Publications Office, opening hours Monday 12:00 till 16:00, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 till 18:00, and on Thursday from 8:30 till 17:00.
  2. Bring the PPTX and PDF files on a USB drive. The file name shall have the following format and include your name and oral identification, for example, NAME - Tue-Or2 (Tuesday, Oral session 2).
  3. Bring your oral presentation file to the Publications Office well before the scheduled presentation time on the day before the presentation.
  4. The presentation file will be copied and viewed on a screen to you to make sure all is correct. Note that only presentations submitted and pre-viewed can be presented.
  5. All presentations are available online through the conference indico site.


  1. All oral session rooms are equipped with a beamer connected to a PC Windows environment. The display format is landscape 16:9.
  2. A pointer and a microphone are available. 
  3. It is not possible to use a private notebook for presentations. Macintosh computers are not available.
  4. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the session start and introduce yourself to the session chair before the start of the session.