September 2-5, 2014
Planet Hollywood Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Welcome! This is the last stage of the long process, and you are almost done. Consider presentation of your papers as an opportunity to impress experts in your field. Please read the following instructions and prepare your presentation materials accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Chairs.

Regular Papers (oral presentation):

The SOC Conference uses PowerPoint presentations for PCs ONLY. Overhead or slide projectors will not be used. PowerPoint presentations prepared on a Mac or under Linux may not show up properly on a PC under Windows, so authors are advised to test their slides on a Windows PC.

The meeting room will be equipped with a computer and a beam projector, a microphone, and a laser pointer. If you have audio/visual needs beyond the above listed equipment, please send an e-mail to the Program Chairs.


  • To avoid any unforeseeable technical problems, it is mandatory to e-mail your slides tThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to your session chair by August 29, so that the session chair can go through the slides in advance, and that we can save the slides to the computers. Please send your short biography as well, so that the chair can introduce you properly to the audience. The session chair email information will be in the conference program.
  • In addition, bring your PowerPoint presentation on a CD or a USB flash memory stick.
  • Meet the session chair during the intermission prior to the session to make sure your presentation is loaded correctly or, if it is not, to upload the presentation from your USB stick or CD. Also, be prepared to give a well readable, short biography to the chair, in case your email version is not accessible for the introduction.


Each speaker will be introduced by the Session Chair, who will also serve as a moderator during the question-and-answer period. Speakers are required to report to their meeting rooms 20 minutes before the start of their session to meet with the session chairs.

Each presentation during a regular paper session will be allotted 20 minutes, with an following 5 minutes for a question-and-answer period. It is very important to adjust your presentation to meet the allotted 20 minutes. We want to keep the presentations in parallel sessions in sync, in order to allow attendees to switch between sessions.
Presentations in the Design Track session will be allotted 15 minutes, with an following 5 minutes for a question-and-answer period.

Content of Your Presentation

  • Briefly outline your talk and what will be covered.
  • Define your problem. What led to your work? What were your objectives?
  • Outline the course of your work.
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of your methods or devices?
  • Suggest improvements or areas for further enhancements.

PowerPoint Presentation Instructions

  • Keep each slide as simple as possible. Do not use long complicated slides.
  • Limit each slide to one main idea. Use slides to supplement and support your oral presentation, not simply to repeat what you are saying.
  • Use several simple slides rather than one complicated one especially if you will be discussing it at length.
  • Use duplicates if you need to refer to the same slide at different times instead of going back to the slide.


Each poster will be assigned a 4 foot (122 cm) tall by 3 foot (91 cm) wide easel. You may use one or two single large posters or multiple letter-size posters such as printouts of PowerPoint slides. Content of posters is essentially the same as that for oral presentation.


Posters may be set-up on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 2:45pm and removed by 6:30pm. You should plan to be at your poster during the poster session time, 4:45pm - 6:15pm, to make presentations and answer questions.


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