Each regular 90-minute paper session scheduled at Conf-IRM includes 3 paper presentations. Each paper session room is equipped with a Screen, a Data Projector and a Computer running on Microsoft Windows and with PowerPoint pre-installed.

  • Presenters should come to the room on the break before the session so that the presentation can be loaded to the computer in the room.
  • The time limits for each paper presentation is 20 minutes.
  • Given the time limits presenting authors should have no more than 10 to 12 slides. Slides should have large font sizes. We cannot guarantee that slides, which are prepared in a different format than PowerPoint, will work on the computers available in the rooms.
  • Slides should have a limited amount of large text that stimulates the audience members’ thinking about the research question, the unique aspects of the authors work, the key contributions the research makes, and the most interesting and its most surprising results or implications.
  • A few practice sessions will ensure that the authors make a lively, focused presentation and avoid the stressful experience of rushing from the mid-point of their presentation to the end in the remaining minute or two.
All sessions will begin strictly on the schedule time! These are the session chair responsibilities:

  • Prior to the start of the presentations, check that the speakers are in the room, and that they uploaded their presentations to the computer.
  • When you are ready to start the session, make the audience feel welcome, introduce the session and explain how it will unfold.
  • During the session introduce each speaker, facilitate discussion on Q&A periods and ensure that time limits are strictly adhered to (i.e. time keeping). Sessions should start on time, with each paper being allowed 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes for questions and for transition to the next presenter).
  • Indicate the remaining minutes (5, 1, and 0) for each presentation
  • Finally call the session to a close and to thank the speakers and the audience.