CoNLL-2010, July 15-16, 2010, Uppsala Sweden


The official schedule for CoNLL-2010 can be found at:

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)


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.



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.


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.