Instructions for Abstracts & Poster Submission
The format of the meeting
We have structured the day to encourage conversations. Everyone gets a poster and we hope that we can rediscover the type of atmosphere we had at ARVO 10 or so years ago when (nearly) everyone had posters. We'll have biological vision posters in the morning and the computer vision people will wander round. In the afternoon it will switch. We have a few tricks up our sleeves to get everyone to circulate, but we want you to write your abstracts and design your posters to attract people. Remember the people you are presenting to (which may also include people from the funding councils or industry) won't be familiar with your research. They will need a good overview if they are going to understand your work and its importance. So reduce dramatically the amount of space you would normally devote to new findings. Instead use the majority of the space to give an overview. And make it simple.
Abstracts – two options
The standard option is to write a 250 word abstract that contains sufficient new data (or new synthesis) to warrant publication of the abstract in the journal Perception. We appreciate at this meeting there is a tension between writing a broadly understandable abstract, and making sure that the abstract provides sufficient information about the new data. We will be mindful of that when we review the abstracts.
At this meeting we offer an alternative. If you wish you can opt not to have your abstract published in Perception. The advantage of this option is that you don’t have to squeeze new data into it. So if you would like to do a pure overview poster with no new data then indicate this when you submit your abstract. Your abstract will still appear in the abstract book provided on the day, but it won’t be published in Perception.
Instructions for submission
- Login. Use the button on the right to login, or by pressing ‘login’ you get the option to create a new account if you don’t have one.
- Start the submission process. Click the (very small) link called ‘Call for papers’ under CONFERENCE CONTENT, on the right. Then under Author Guidelines in the main text section, you can click ‘step 1 of the submission process’. If you haven’t logged in yet, it will ask you to, then you need to click call for papers again.
- Follow the instructions, which should now be self-explanatory.
- Please register for the conference (small link on right).
Preparing the posters
When you get to the stage of putting a poster together we suggest this rule of thumb: Use at least 2/3 of the poster for a general overview. If you are presenting new data limit it to 1/3 of the poster.
The poster board dimensions are 150cm (w) x 120cm (h). You can prepare posters within these dimensions in either portrait of landscape format.