Poster instructions

  • Posters will be up Mo-Wed during the entire symposium in Room Alhambra 1
  • Posters should preferably be mounted on Sunday afternoon February 18, but not later than Monday morning February 19.
  • Posters will be assigned a number that will be attached to the board; authors should mount their posters only at the assigned board.
  • Poster mounting material will be available.
  • Poster session are scheduled: Monday February 19, Tuesday February 20 and Wednesday February 21, 10:55-11:55 hrs
  • Five poster abstracts will be selected to be presented orally (3 min) in a Poster Pitch Session preceding to the poster presentation session  each day. Authors of the selected abstracts will be informed by poster acceptance letters. 
  • Poster should be taken down on Wednesday February 21 after the closing session.
  • Any posters left after the symposium closing session will be removed by the organisers.

Guidelines for poster preparation

Design and lay-out specifications:

  • Poster boards have the following dimensions: 1.0 meter wide and 1.2 meter high (to fit a poster, European A0 size). The poster does not necessarily have to fill the entire working area.
  • The poster should be oriented in the “portrait” position (long dimension is vertical).
  • A banner displaying poster title, author name, and department should be positioned at top-center of the poster.
  • Make it obvious to the viewer how to progressively view the poster. The poster generally should read from left to right, and top to bottom.


  • Text should be readable from 1.5 m away. Adapt the font size accordingly.


  • Present numerical data in the form of graphs, instead of tables (graphs make trends in the data much more evident).
  • Visuals should be simple and bold. Use color to enhance comprehension.
  • Make sure that any visual can be understood as "stand alone" (i.e. graph axes are properly labeled, symbols are explained, etc.).
  • Make sure that the text and the visuals are integrated. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
  • Each visual should have a brief title.


  •  Keep the text brief. Use text to (a) introduce the study, (b) explain visuals and direct viewers’ attention to significant data trends and relationships portrayed in the visuals, and (c) state and explain the interpretations that follow from the data.
  • Cite and reference any sources of information other than your own, just as you would do with a research paper. The "References Cited" is placed at the end of the poster.