Posters Instructions

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation
(HPCS 2018)

The 16th Annual Meeting

July 16 – 20, 2018
Orléans, France




HPCS 2018 POSTERS INSTRUCTIONS





Presentation Posters Required Elements 
All accepted poster papers and posters must be presented at the conference per final schedule. At the top, a banner title and below it the list of the authors with affiliations. HPCS 2018 info should be written at the bottom. The following sections should be included: 
  • Problem considered and motivations
  • Research questions, objectives and goals
  • Research Approach, Design, and Methods Used
  • Technical Challenges
  • Experimentation, Results & Analysis 
  • Expected Contributions, Accomplishments and Significance
  • Impact & Conclusions
  • Citations and Acknowledgements
A poster is usually a mixture of text, tables, graphs, pictures, and other forms of information. Posters must be in English. Put together good material and prepare well for it. Keep content clear, concise and exciting. Deliver it eloquently, persuasively, and enthusiastically. Have a great story to tell; make it memorable. Pay attention to audience (anticipate who they are) and sense how they are taking it. Time the presentation well and stay within the limits. Be prepared for questions (usually different types for different reasons). 

Presentation Posters Formatting Instructions
The poster size should be 2 X 3 ft to a maximum of 3 X 4 ft. 

Tape, thumbtacks and other supplies may be needed at the site to mount the poster.  Please bring with you what you anticipate would be appropriate. 

Posters should stimulate discussions, not necessarily require a long presentation. Use graphs, charts and illustrations as much as possible. Minimize use of text and lengthy tables. Your poster should be easily read from a distance of 4 ft (122 cm). 
Poster should read from top left to bottom right, like you are reading a page. Color will enhance poster readability and attractiveness. Logical flow of entries and content. For consistency, it would be best to make all the headers the same size and use the same font size throughout the poster for all regular body texts. Maintain a good contrast between the background color and the text color. . Use vectors for images and drawings and make sure you have good resolution. 

Suggested Fonts and Sizes: Times New Roman, Sans-serif fonts 

Title: 90 – 95 pt.
Authors/affiliations: 85 – 90 pt.
Headings: 60 pt.
Text: 28 – 36 pt.
References: 20 – 24 pt.

Background color should be white or a neutral color that is easy on the eyes.

Page size of slide must be your desired print size. Do this step before you create your poster. Print quality will be substandard if you design your poster and then change the size. 
Make sure you have about 1 inch margin around the edges of the poster to prevent cropping when printing.

Print a miniature version of your poster on 8.5''x11'' paper.  Choose ‘Fit to size’ under the print command, and choose letter-sized paper.  If your text is too small to read on the miniature version (from 12 inches), it will be too small to read on the final poster.  Same is true to pictures and figures – the graphical elements of your poster should be sharp and clear on the miniature printout.  The miniature printout can also serve as a handout to provide to interested parties during the poster session. 

A good poster design guide is available online at:   http://www.tss.uoguelph.ca/ltci/TGuides/epdfinal.pdf.  


For other requirements please check and verify with the Co-Chairs. 

For more information or questions about the posters session, please contact Posters Co-Chairs:

Claudia Fohry
   Universität Kassel, Germany 
   Phone: +49 561 804-6270 
   Fax:     +49 561 804-6219
   Email:  fohry@uni-kassel.de

Vladimir Korkhov
   Saint Petersburg state University, Russia 
   Phone: +7-812-428 4783
   Email: vkorkhov@gmail.com

Jean-François Lalande
   INSA Centre Val de Loire
   88 Bld Lahitolle, 18022 Bourges Cedex France
   Phone: +33 2 48 48 40 58
   Email:  jean-francois.lalande@insa-cvl.fr



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