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We cordially invite our IE professionals to the 29th Annual Conference of the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, the premier conference of industrial engineering and related disciplines on the African continent. The conference gives industry, organisations, academics, and government the opportunity to showcase cutting edge practice and research. Delegates will benefit from networking opportunities to exchange ideas, to gain insight from peers and to engage with the most up to date thinking in industrial engineering.
Besides these personal growth opportunities, delegates will earn CPD points for attending the conference. Peer-reviewed papers will be published in the conference proceedings, earning publication credits. The best papers will be reviewed and published as full journal papers in a special edition of the ISI-listed South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, without further editing required.
Abstracts are invited for both the FULL PAPER and ABSTRACTS ONLY tracks. Academic and Industry submissions are encouraged for both tracks. Once the abstracts have been accepted, you have the option to submit a full paper. All papers will be subjected to a double-blind peer review process in accordance with the requirements of the Department of higher Education and Training. All abstracts should be submitted electronically on the following website: http://conferences.sun.ac.za/index.php/saiie29/
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GUIDELINES FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Laptops and data projectors will be available for presentations. MS Office (PowerPoint) running under MS Windows will be available on the laptop.
No templates are prescribed for the slides - you can use your company/organisation specific branding for the presentation.
Speakers are requested to strictly adhere to the prescribed time limits for their presentations as specified in the programme. The allocated time includes discussion/question time of about 5 minutes.
Presenters should bring their presentations on a USB. It is advisable to have a USB with only your presentation on. We have to virus check the USB before copying your presentation and do not have the time to run through large files.
Please make sure that your presentation is loaded and tested on the computer in the venue where you will be presenting during the break before the session starts so that no time is wasted during the sessions. There will be an assistant in each venue to guide you.
Speakers are requested to use the laptops supplied and not their own. Please make arrangements with Thereza (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to use your own laptop.
We will need a short, less than 100 words, introduction to yourself. Please tell us who you are, where you come from and anything else interesting that you would like the audience to know. If you have not included one when you did your paper/abstract submission please send one to email@example.com as soon as possible.
GUIDELINES FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS
The purpose of scientific posters is to present work to an audience who is walking through a hallway or exhibit. In poster presentations at conferences, the presenter usually stands next to the poster, thus allowing for passers-by to engage in one-on-one discussions with the presenter. For a poster to communicate the work, the poster first has to orient an audience that is not seated, but that is standing. Often the audience has distractions of noise and movement from other people. Given those distractions, a journal article tacked onto a board fails as an effective poster because the audience cannot concentrate for a time long enough to read through the paper. In fact, given the distractions that the audience faces, many in the audience will not even bother trying to read a journal article tacked onto a board.
So what then makes for an effective poster?
1. The title of an effective poster should quickly orient the audience. Here are some guidelines for poster titles:
While phrase titles are most common, some scientists and engineers effectively use sentence titles for posters that present one main result. In such titles, state the result in the title and capitalise the words as you would in a sentence. Because the sentence title is a stand-alone, as opposed to being part of a paragraph, the period is generally dropped.
2. The poster should quickly orient the audience to the subject and purpose. One good test is whether the audience recognises the subject and purpose within 20 seconds of seeing the poster. Usually, a poster accomplishes this goal with a well-crafted title and with supporting images. Also, make sure that the type is large enough to be read and that enough contrast exists between the colour of the type and poster's background.
3. Specific sections, such as the results should be easy to locate on the poster. Once readers recognise what the work is, they decide how much energy to invest into the poster. For instance, many will read only the motivation for the work, the objectives (or goals) of the work, and then the final results. Others, who have a deep interest in the topic, will try to read the poster from beginning to end.
4. You should design the individual sections of a poster so that they can be quickly read. Given the distractions that occur while reading posters in a symposium; the poster should not contain large blocks of text. Neither should the poster contain long sentences. If possible, the sections should rely on images: photographs, drawings, and graphs.
Article available at: http://writing.engr.psu.edu/posters.html
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