Information for PAC'11 Speakers

Visual presentations should be made electronically using the equipment provided at the Marriott.

A Speaker Presentation Office will be located in Royale Room at the Marriott to check presentations on the electronic preview system.

Speakers are invited to upload their presentation at the very latest on the day before their scheduled presentation time in order to allow verification and transfer to the conference's projection system. Any special requirements concerning visual aids should be addressed to the Presentation Manager, Laiman Kuet, in advance of the conference.

See the Guidelines for Paper Preparation for information concerning file upload. Please note that in addition to the presentation, we require a PDF file of the presentation for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

The following precautions should be adhered to, to ensure smooth running of electronic presentations:

For PowerPoint files, use only TrueType fonts and embed them:

To embed fonts in PowerPoint XP / 2007:

To embed fonts in PowerPoint XP / 2003: To embed fonts in PowerPoint 2000: For PDF files, be sure to include all fonts when preparing the PostScript and PDF files, too.

The following software will be pre-installed on the computers for the presentations:

MS Office 2007, Win Zip, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Acrobat Reader will be installed for Windows PCs. Office 2008, Firefox and Acrobat Reader will be installed for Macintosh.

Before the Conference starts

Please upload your electronic presentation to our fileserver as early as possible but at latest on the day before the presentation. Name the file with the program code and "_talk" (e.g. MOOD1_talk.ppt) and then upload in the same way as for papers through your PAC'11 account. You can find the program code assigned to your presentation when logging into your PAC'11 Author Account.

Note that the computers used for the presentations will be PCs with Windows XP and Macintosh with Mac OS 10.5 installed. There will be no provision for authors to use their own computers and if this will cause you problems, please contact the Presentation Manager Laiman Kuet as soon as possible. No overhead projector is planned. Please contact the Presentation Manager Laiman Kuet if this is a problem.

At the Conference

Those speakers who have not uploaded their files in advance should either upload at the venue, or deliver them (PowerPoint, PDF) to the Speaker Presentation Office. Here the presentations can be checked and loaded on the Marriott's computers. Before your session, check back that everything has been loaded correctly. Slides that have been successfully captured will be published on the web version of the proceedings without further action on your part.

During the Presentation

The Session Chair on the podium will help you with your presentation and introduce you. Please contact him just before your session starts.

On the podium you will be presented with an LCD screen displaying your presentation, a laser pointer and a simple remote to control your presentation.

In case of problems, the Session Chair will be in contact with the Marriott technical staff who have complete control over your presentation.

The remaining time of your talk will be displayed on a small timer located on the podium.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Presentation Manager Laiman Kuet or the Editor Todd Satogata for further clarifications.

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