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Poster FAQ

1) Is there a poster template, and are there any special requirements on the format or the dimensions of my poster?

Each display board is 4 feet tall x 8 feet wide. Each poster is assigned one display board. Poster template, fonts and content are left to the discretion of the author(s). Mounting your poster on foamcore is NOT recommended.

2) When can I mount my poster? When are the posters presented?

The posters can be mounted beginning on Monday afternoon after 2 p.m. in the Posters area. All posters must be mounted before Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Posters should remain mounted until Thursday 5 p.m. to allow conference attendees to browse posters at times other than during the Poster Session.

3) Do posters have allocated space or is it first-come first served?

Each poster is given a designated space with a display board. A Poster Directory to help people map poster names to assigned poster boards will be sent per e-mail to the authors before the Conference. The title of the assigned poster will also be on the display board in the Poster area. Pushpins will be provided for affixing all poster materials to display boards. A QR code will be displayed on the poster board and will link the poster to the archive webpage (for more information on the archive please refer to Question 13).

4) Should I submit the final version of my poster for the review process? Can I make changes after the review?

A final version is not expected at the time of the submission for the review process; you may update the poster after acceptance. But a draft or mock-up of the poster has to be submitted for reviews. Use placeholders where a figure or data table is not ready at submission. An extended abstract of two pages, including references, in the SC14 technical paper format is strongly recommended. The poster must be in pdf format; the summary should be formatted according to the double-column IEEE format for Conference Proceedings (IEEEtran LaTeX Class (template) V1.8 packages and IEEEtran V1.12 BibTeX (bibliography)). The summary cannot exceed two pages. Margins and font sizes should not be modified. The templates for "IEEEtran LaTeX Class (template) V1.8 packages and IEEEtran V1.12 BibTeX (bibliography)" can be found at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

The extended abstracts of ACM SRC submissions are limited to 800 words.

5) Should I be the only author of my ACM SRC poster?

An ACM SRC submission must reflect a student's research. It is OK if that work is done as part of a larger research group, but the poster should only reflect the student's part of the work.  Furthermore, the final poster must list the student as the *only* author, with any advisor(s) listed separately.

The student is allowed to list one or more advisors on the poster, but all advisors have to be official Ph.D. or undergraduate advisors. An advisor cannot be the first author, and each must be clearly marked by putting "(Advisor)" after the advisor's name. For example, if the Alex Abel is advised by Bruno Banach and Clara Cantor at the Durham University in England, then the poster and extended abstract should be authored by:

Alex Abel, Bruno Banach (advisor), and Clara Cantor (advisor),
Durham University, England

There may only be one student author on each submission.

6) Will there be electronic posters?

There will be no electronic posters at SC14.

7) What is an HPC Education Poster?

An education-related track hosts posters with emphasis on curriculum development and pedagogy, and best teaching practices of interest to undergraduate HPC educators. Note that the HPC Education Posters will be peer-reviewed by an ad-hoc committee of HPC educators.  These should be submitted as regular posters, but marked as being part of the educators track.

8) Can I change from one type of poster to another?

No. Authors are required to select the type of poster at the time of submission. Authors can select among these types: 1) Regular Poster; 2) ACM Student Research Competition Poster (ACM SRC poster); 3) HPC Education Poster, which is a regular that is marked as part of the education track.

9) Are posters peer-reviewed?

Yes, all posters are peer-reviewed. Technical Posters and ACM SRC Posters will be peer-reviewed by a committee of experts in HPC research and technology. HPC Education Posters will be peer-reviewed by a committee of HPC educators.

10) Is my poster blind-reviewed?

No, it is not. Reviewers can see the name(s) of the author(s).

11) Who chooses the best posters?

The Posters Committee nominates candidate best posters during the review process. An ad-hoc committee judges the posters and the presentations during the poster reception (Tuesday, 5:15-7pm). After the reception, this committee convenes and selects a single best poster.

A different award committee handles Best Student Posters following the rules of the ACM Student Research Competition.

12) Is my poster included in the SC14 proceedings?

No. Only technical papers and Gordon Bell prize papers are included in the proceedings. (But see Question 13).

13) Is my poster archived? What is the process for archiving my poster?

Yes, all posters are archived on the Conference Website.  Both posters and two-page summaries will be archived, and the archive will be available to the public before the Conference starts in the Conference Website. We will generate a QR code that will be displayed on the poster board and will link your poster to the poster’s archive webpage. The webpage will remain in place after the Conference ends.

14) Is there a place to print the poster?

SC14 does not provide any support for printing posters. Posters can be printed at your home university and transported to the Conference. You may wish to use a printing service in New Orleans.   The Business Center at the Convention Center is one option: http://www.mccno.com/attendees/services-amenities/business-center/

Important SC14 Information

Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
Email Contact: posters@info.supercomputing.org