Submission of Poster Abstracts
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Specifications for Submissions
Specifications for Poster Presentations
- Only Conference registrants are eligible. The topic of the poster presentation should be related to Applied Statistics.
- An abstract of between 300 to 1200 characters should be submitted through online. Online conference registration and
submission of abstracts for poster presentation will open on July 1, 2016. The deadline for abstract submission is
October 15, 2016. You will be notified on the acceptance of your abstract no later than November 1, 2016.
- Accepted abstracts for poster presentation will be published in the Conference website and the Transactions.
Tips for Poster Preparation
- Poster displays will be limited to one side of 4 feet by 8 feet tack board. The recommended poster size is 3 feet by 6.5 feet (36 inches by 78 inches).
- The poster board number assigned to the poster must be placed in the upper left-hand corner of the tack board. A poster board number cutout will be provided and should be visible at all times.
- Be sure to include the abstract title, author and coauthor names, and the institution(s) where work was completed on the poster.
- Place your e-mail address, phone, and fax numbers in the upper right-hand corner of the tack board.
- It is suggested that you place multiple copies of a reproduction of the abstract in the upper left-hand side of the tack board. Include your contact information on these copies for attendees who desire further information.
- It is recommended that you hand-carry your poster to the conference, using tubular packaging or a portfolio case. Costs associated with creating and shipping the poster display will be the responsibility of the authors. Velcro (easiest to use), pushpins, or thumbtacks will be provided to mount your poster.
- Refer to your acceptance letter and/or the final conference program for the time and location of your poster session. We request all posters be set-up on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Specifics will be included in your letter.
- The designated poster presenter (author or coauthor) must be present at the assigned space during the designated time to discuss the work presented. The use of typewritten, handwritten or a printed PowerPoint presentation as a poster is unacceptable.
- Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item included in your poster is necessary. Utilize handouts to supplement your poster.
- Goal: 20% text, 40% graphics/tables, 40% space.
- Make sure ideas flow logically from one section to the next.
- Use charts and graphs to illustrate data (avoid large tables of raw data).
- Use high-resolution photographs (web images often will not work).
- Do not use all capital letters.
- Be consistent.
- Keep consistent line spacing and margins.
- Keep the color, style, and thickness of borders the same.
- Keep shading consistent.
- Pick no more than 2–3 fonts and no more than 2–3 colors.
- Test readability.
- Title banner should be legible from 20 feet away.
- Body text should be legible from 6 feet away.