Computer (MS Windows environment) and beamer will be available in each room for presentations. Our default assumption is that you will use either PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) or Portable Document Format (.pdf) for presentations. Presenters are requested to bring their presentation on a USB disk. Connecting personal laptops is discouraged to avoid excessive loss of time.
The time available for each presentation, including discussant's comments and general discussion, is 30 minutes.
Presenters are invited to the room 10 minutes prior to the start of the session so that presentations can be copied onto the computer before the session starts. Please avoid use of file names including eaere and 2012, as this may overwrite your colleague's presentation. Our conference assistants will be happy to help in case of technical difficulties.
No more than one presentation is accepted per person. In principle all presenters are called upon to discuss a paper. If you are a discussant, you will be discussing a paper in the same session as the one in which you present. You may also be the session's chair.
Chairs are invited to come to the room 10 minutes prior to the start of the session. They introduce the session and the speakers, make sure that the time available is divided equally over the papers to be presented, and guide the discussion from the floor following the presentation. Although exceptions may occur, the chair is usually the same person as the presenter of the last paper in the session. The conference programme identifies the chairs for individual sessions. In case the scheduled chair does not attend, the presenter of the session's actual last paper is expected to take the role of chair.
Discussants are expected to provide a brief discussion, focusing on specific issues and questions, leaving sufficient time for general discussion from the floor. Any detailed comments can be passed on to the presenter after the session, in written form if preferred. Although exceptions may occur, the discussant is usually the same person as the presenter of the next paper in the session; the presenter of the final paper is usually discussant of the first paper.