The conference is adhering to a one-talk-per-speaker rule. The only exceptions are plenary, semi-plenary, and Best Paper Prize finalist speakers, who are each allowed to give at most one other talk in a parallel session.
Technology for Talks
Every room for the plenary talks, semi-plenary talks, parallel sessions, special sessions, etc. is equipped with the following:
- HDMI connection for laptop
- power outlet (near lectern)
Each room might have the following as well, but these are not guaranteed:
- white board with markers
- chalk board with chalk
- VGA connection for laptop
- VGA (or other)-to-HDMI adaptor
- laser pointer
Instructions for Speakers
We recommend that speakers for parallel and special sessions bring their presentation slides on a USB drive and that they are transferred to the in-room computer at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the session. If a speaker plans not to use the in-room computer and plans to connect a laptop instead, then we recommend testing the connection and entire presentation at least 10-15 minutes before the start of the session.
Each presentation should adhere to the following time restrictions:
- plenary and semi-plenary talks: 50 minute presentation + 10 minutes for Q&A
- parallel session talks: 23 minute presentations + 3 minutes for Q&A
- Best Paper session talks: 17 minute presentations + 3 minutes for Q&A
- Best Poster session talks (for judges): 2 minute presentations
- AIMMS/MOPTA Modeling Competition session talks: 20 minute presentations + 6 minutes for Q&A
Instructions for Session Chairs
- Arrive at the session at least 10 minutes before the start time.
- Familiarize yourself with the in-room technology to be able to assist with any issues.
- Contact a student volunteer in the event of a significant issue.
- Ensure that the session runs on time with speakers adhering to the time restrictions above.
- Adhere to the schedule in the program; if a speaker fails to appear, then advice the audience to wait or leave and return later for the subsequent talks, rather than advancing immediately to the next speaker.