Posters and talks
should be about
research and/or education projects
that involve one or more of:
High Performance Computing
High Throughput Computing
High Performance Networking
Computational Science & Engineering
(including computational research
in every field of
Large Scale Data Collections
Cyber-enabled Sensor Networks
Cyber-enabled Shared Instruments
Other relevant topic areas
Each poster or talk
should focus, at least in part,
on these aspects of the project.
Ideally, if possible,
it should be easily understood
by a person who is
reasonably sophisticated about
science, engineering and/or mathematics,
somewhat knowledgeable about computing,
but largely ignorant about the topic
(and even the discipline).
Each poster should be at most
4 feet wide by 3 feet high.
The poster can be either
a single large piece of paper,
or multiple pieces of paper
(e.g., printed PowerPoint slides).
We will provide bulletin board space,
and also plenty of pushpins.
FOR ALL TALKS
Presentation technologies such as
PowerPoint or PDF
LCD/DLP projectors will be provided.
Laptops can be provided if necessary,
but speakers are encouraged to bring their own.
An overhead projector can be provided
on request, but please alert us by
no later than Wednesday October 1 2008.
Please also e-mail a copy of your slides to
and/or provide it on a memory stick
at the Symposium.
FOR PLENARY/KEYNOTE TALKS
Plenary and keynote talks vary between
45 and 60 minutes long,
Please check the
Plenary and keynote speakers
are encouraged to cover material
relevant to a mixed audience,
varying from absolute novices to experts,
and to target the middle of this group.
FOR BREAKOUT TALKS
Breakout talks should be
approximately 25 minutes long,
plus approximately 5 minutes for questions
(30 minutes total).
Each 30 minute breakout session
will be followed
by a 5 minute interval
for attendees to change rooms.
FOR USER PERSPECTIVE TALKS
User perspective talks should be
approximately 12 minutes long,
plus approximately 3 minutes for questions
(15 minutes total).
Content should be
approximately 4 minutes
for each of the following:
a general overview of your research topic,
in layman's terms,
and why it's important;
a look at the computing aspects
of your problem;
how OSCER resources and personnel
helped you accomplish your task,
and what the impact has been on your