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Instructions for Lightning Talk Proposals

Published onJan 11, 2024
Instructions for Lightning Talk Proposals
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Lightning talks are very short (no more than 5 minutes) presentations on any relevant topic or theme. Lightning talks (not unlike posters) are a format for emerging issues, works in progress, case studies and late breaking results. They allow you to highlight and share innovative solutions. Lightning talks should aim to improve knowledge, foreground new capabilities, or share practical solutions, workflows and experiences.

Based on the contents and the number of submissions, lightning talks will be grouped in one or more sessions. Lightning talks could be combined with paper presentations on related subjects, to allow cross-fertilization between submissions.

How to Submit Lightning Talks

An abstract describing the proposed content and an online questionnaire about the visual elements and the intended audience of the lightning talk is required. Lightning talks will be published as an abstract in the proceedings. Lightning talks will be peer reviewed by at least three reviewers.

  • Contributions for lightning talks are due by 15 May 2024

  • Template: authors must fill out the form in Indico.

  • All collaborators should be identified and included as co-authors and presenters.

  • You should include a clear outline of who your lightning talk is intended for, what prior knowledge you expect and what participants can learn from it. 

  • Submitters will be responsible for FAQ after their lightning talk in a scheduled session. You should clearly indicate if you intend not to participate on-site and how you intend to allow hybrid discussion of your submission. The conference may not be able to fully support your wishes and submitters should be open to work with conference organizers to organize a hybrid conference.

How to Present your Lightning Talk at the conference

Detailed instructions will be given to accepted lightning talk authors to prepare their talk for the conference.

More help: webinar and drop-in sessions

We kicked off the submissions with a webinar on Jan 11th. You can watch it here and ask your questions in our online drop-in sessions.

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