CoNLL-2010, July 15-16, 2010, Uppsala Sweden SCHEDULE AND VENUE The official schedule for CoNLL-2010 can be found at: http://acl2010.org/workshops.html#conll Poster presenters please note the number next to your poster title; that number refers to your poster board at the venue. All of CoNLL will be held in Uppsala University Main Building ("Universitetshuset") aka Venue A, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala (map, Streetview). The talks in the main auditorium called the "Aula". The posters will be arranged by number: 01-20 in front of Room IV 21-36 in front of Room IX (main conference posters) 37-52 in front of Room X (shared task posters) EQUIPMENT Venue A, Aula Capacity: 1800 Style: sloped auditorium, fixed seats, long table on stage Equipment: laptop, data projector, speaker microphones, 3 audience microphones Each presentation room is equipped with a laptop computer, a data projector, a microphone (for large rooms), a lectern, and a pointing device. You are strongly recommended to use the laptops provided by the conference. Identical laptop with the same specifications is also available in the Speaker Ready Room. You can check if your slides can be displayed properly in the Speaker Ready Room. The laptops are equipped with: Windows XP SP3 Wireless LAN connection, USB port, DVD player Microsoft Office 2007 Adobe Reader, Flash Player, Media Players (Microsoft/Real/QuickTime) Anti-Virus software You are advised to check if your PowerPoint slides can be displayed properly using PowerPoint Viewer 2007. The computers used for presentations will have wired internet. WiFi is also available at the conference venue, however, the bandwidth is only enough for web browsing and email, not for video/audio streaming. --------------------------------------------------------------------- INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTERS PRESENTATION Your slides should be uploaded to the laptop in your session room. This should be done half an hour prior to the start of the first morning session (for morning presentations) or half an hour prior to the end of the lunch recess (for afternoon presentations). Please arrive at your session at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your session; you should introduce yourself to the session chair and ask if there are any last-minute instructions. Long talks are alloted 20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions from the audience. Please ensure that your presentation does not exceed 20 minutes in length. Your presentation should highlight the problem(s) addressed by your research, describe the approach/methodology used to address these problems, discuss evaluation of your results, and compare your work to other research. POSTER PRESENTATIONS A paper presented as a poster offers a unique opportunity to present a research work in a way customized to individuals or a small group of people. It is more interactive than an oral presentation. Therefore, the work can be presented, in certain respects, more effectively to a small but well-targeted audience. Remember people attracted by a poster are so interested in the work that they are willing to invest anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes of their time. That is a big chunk out of their time at a poster session! To attract the audience who would be interested in your work, the poster should have a title in large font which is clearly visible to even passers-by. Its contents should also be in fonts large enough to be readable from 1 to 2 meters away. Instead of constructing your poster as an enlarged summary of an oral presentation, you should take advantage of the flexibility that a poster offers with respect to organization. For example, you might want to place a system diagram in the center, surrounded by descriptions and performance tables of its individual components. Or you might want to place an example in the center, with arrows to the problems it illustrates and the methodologies used to address these problems. The best posters will take advantage of this flexibility. ``A picture is worth a thousand words''. Try to choose visual aids like figures, diagrams, cartoons, colors, even lines over texts on your poster to show the research idea and the logical flow of the contents. Thus after attracting attendees with an enticing title, the poster can be self-explaining so that people can understand it and quickly find out whether they have more questions to ask. If they do, they can have a short discussion with you to get the most out of your poster presentation. In addition, some people are more verbal than visual. They prefer to listen instead of read, even when the visualization is great. So, prepare ``mini-talks'' as short as 30 seconds, and some as long as 5 minutes. Kindly ask people (who might appear to be reading the poster slowly) whether they would like a brief introduction from you. You will need to adapt to your audience. Senior researchers in your area of expertise probably need only a few key points explained, while more general information would help those not so familiar with your task. Please try to interact with everyone who seems interested in your work, rather than have long intricate conversations with a few. If someone wants to discuss your work in extensive detail, this is a great opportunity to arrange an individual meeting later in the conference. Occasionally, people prepare printouts to complement their posters. If you expect such printouts to be helpful, please prepare them. The conference organizers will provide display easels measuring 100cm in width and 140cm in height, with a usable board area of 95cm X 135cm. This size is good for a standard A0 poster in the portrait orientation. The poster easels are double-sided with one poster on each side. Pins for mounting will be provided. However, no tables will be available except for Software Demonstrations. Please avoid leaving your poster without a presenter, since then it will attract less attention that it deserves.