The 11th International Baltic Conference on DB and IS, DB&IS2014 June 8-11, 2014, Tallinn, ESTONIA
Doctoral Consortium Presenter Guidelines

Presentation of Doctoral Consortium papers is organized as a poster session.

The poster session is preceded with a poster slam to allow you to promote your research and invite the audience to discuss the research ideas at the poster. For a poster slam you need to prepare a 3-minute long presentation. The presentation should be e-mailed to Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs Kuldar Taveter and Raimundas Matulevicius no later than the 1 June 2014. Your presentations will be arranged into one package so that the DC session could go smoothly and efficiently.


The posters will be on display in a dedicated space at the Baltic DB&IS Doctoral Consortium 2014. The poster dimension will be A0 (841×1189mm, or 33.11×46.81in). Other formats are possible, but please contact the DC co-chairs to check logistics in advance.

Well-crafted posters will present the work well by themselves, but authors of posters are encouraged to be available to describe and discuss their work with other attendants.

You are expected to present and discuss your poster next to your poster right after poster slam. Posters should be mounted on dedicated walls with white adhesive putty; bring your own or use the one provided by organizers. Any other method is not allowed (e.g. adhesive tape etc.)

Designing your poster

  • Your poster should provide a detailed enough overview of your work in a graphic form.
  • Do not overwhelm your poster with text, a well-organized can be more descriptive than a thousand words.
  • Place in the poster's heading title, authors and affiliations. The recommended text size for title is 36-44 pt, for names and affiliations 28-32 pt.
  • Text should be readable from a distance of at least 1 meter, the minimum font size should be not less than 18pt.
  • To present numerical data, graphs are preferred to tables or text.
  • Keep textual content to minimum. Instead of long sentences, use bullets and keywords.
  • Place your contact information on poster.
  • Poster should tell a story in an easily followed flow.
  • Poster should be self-explanatory.
  • Last but not the least - keep your poster simple!