Information for Poster Authors

A Poster presentation contains the description of any scientific, technical and other matter or results by means of text, graphs and/or pictures using a greater paper format, which is fixed at a poster mounting board. It is explained by the author and may be explained to and discussed with an interested audience during the Poster session.
A Poster typically shows the results from scientific and practical work. For example, students present their thesis or authors discuss their latest researches or projects.


A poster should be self-explainable, that is, to be comprehensible even if the author is not present. Authors are encouraged to consider designing their posters according to a clear outline and logical layout. An example outline might include:

  • Title, author(s), affiliation(s)
  • Objectives, goals and significance, assumptions, key terms, limitations
  • Background information, such as summary of prior research, theoretical fbackground, experimental procedure, block diagrams, photos, parameters
  • Results, graphs, tables, etc. (self-contained figure captions are essential!)
  • Conclusions
  • References, bibliography

Poster dimensions and formats##

For each Poster presentation an area à 95 cm x 158 cm (width x height, suitable for DIN/ISO format A0 portrait) will be available. Posters should contain graphical elements and font sizes that are readable from a distance of about 1 m. Graphs, tables, and diagrams should be at least 20 x 25 cm. Instead of tacking up individual paper sheets, large poster formats of the same size as the poster board are preferred. These large sheets can be rolled up into a tube and easily brought along to the convention. Copy shops produce such posters directly from computer files.