Paper and Presentation Types

Depending on the conference, authors can prepare content for Technical Publication or for Presentation Without Publication as noted below. Conference-specific information is available in the WebTool submission site for each conference.

Technical Publications

A Technical Paper is a full-length, peer-reviewed paper (or Extended Abstract) that is accepted for presentation at a technical session and publication in the conference proceedings. It requires an abstract upon submittal for consideration; if accepted, a draft and final paper are required.

Length: No more than 10 pages (fully formatted, two-column, 8.5 x 11 in. pages)

An Extended Abstract is a short peer-reviewed paper that is accepted for presentation at a technical session and publication in the conference proceedings. Extended abstracts may include diagrams, graphs, charts, photos and a small amount of text to illustrate major points of paper.

Length: 2 pages (fully formatted, two-column, 8.5 x 11 in. pages)

Note: Only available for certain conferences with Publications approval

Presentation Without Publication

A Technical Presentation is a non-publication presentation that is accepted and scheduled for presentation at a technical session but is not published in the conference proceedings. It requires an abstract upon submittal for consideration.

A Poster Presentation is a poster posted for public view at a poster session. The presentation may include diagrams, graphs, charts, photos, and a small amount of text to illustrate major points. It requires an abstract upon submittal for consideration. Draft paper and final paper is not required.

Additional Presentation Types

The following additional presentation types are available by invitation or special consultation with the Conference Organizers:

Panel Discussion
Invited Paper -- same as a Technical Paper, but reserved for higher level presentations.
Invited Technical Paper Presentation -- same as a Technical Paper Presentation, but reserved for higher level presentations.

Workshops

Plenary Paper -- same as a Technical Paper, 1-2 per track.
Plenary Presentation -- same as a Technical Paper Presentation, 1-2 per track.

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