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WIFS 2015

7th IEEE International Workshop on
Information Forensics and Security

Rome, Italy, 16-19 November, 2015


Please follow the recommendations here reported for preparing your oral and poster presentations.

Oral Presentations

We recommend all speakers to pay special attention to their presentation time: each paper is allocated 20 minutes in oral sessions. Each presentation should take about 15-16 minutes, leaving 4-5 minutes for introduction, summary from the Chairman, as well as questions from the audience. To achieve appropriate timing, organize your slides around the points you intend to make, using no more than one slide per minute. A reasonable strategy is to allocate about 2 minutes per slide when there are equations or important key points to make, and one minute per slide when the content is less complex. Slides attract and hold attention, and reinforce what you say - provided you keep them simple and easy to read. Plan on covering at most 6 points per slide, explained by 6 to 12 spoken sentences, and no more than about two spoken minutes.

Make sure each of your key points is easy to explain with aid of the material on your slides. Do not read directly from the slide during your presentation. You shouldn't need to prepare a written speech, although it is often a good idea to prepare the opening and closing sentences in advance. It is very important that you rehearse your presentation in front of an audience before you give your presentation at WIFS. Presenters must be sufficiently familiar with the material being presented to answer detailed questions from the audience. A computer-driven slideshow for use with a data projector is recommended for your talk at WIFS. All presentation rooms will be equipped with a computer, a data projector, a microphone (for large rooms), a lectern, and a pointing device. If you need any other non-standard audio or visual equipment, such as a DVD player, or a 35mm slide projector, please send a request for such equipment by email to [email protected]. Such requests must be received one month in advance to the conference date. Failure to make prior arrangements may mean that the equipment will not be available to you. On the day of your presentation, please go to the allocated room 15 to 30 minutes before the session starts to upload your presentation on the PC in the room, to contact the Session Chair, and to make all due arrangements for your presentation.

Poster Presentations

Poster sessions are a good medium for authors to present papers and meet with interested attendees for in-depth technical discussion. In addition, attendees find the poster sessions a good way to sample many papers in parallel sessions. Therefore, it is important that you display your message clearly and noticeably to attract people who might have an interest in your paper. Your poster should cover the key points of your work. It need not, and should not, attempt to include all the details: you can describe them in person to people who are interested. It is not advisable to prepare your poster just as the collection of the same PowerPoint slides you'd use for an oral presentation. The ideal poster is designed to attract attention, provide a brief overview of your work, and initiate discussion. Carefully and completely prepare your poster well in advance of the conference. Try tacking up the poster before you leave for the conference to see how it will look like, and to make sure that you have all of the necessary pieces.

The title of your poster should appear at the top in letters about 25mm high. Below the title put the author(s)' name(s) and affiliation(s). The flow of your poster should be from the top left to the bottom right. Use arrows to lead your viewer through the poster. Use color for highlighting and to make your poster more attractive. Use pictures, diagrams, cartoons, figures, etc., rather than text wherever possible. Try to state your main result in 6 lines or less, in lettering about 15mm high so that people can read the poster from a distance. The smallest text on your poster should be at least 9mm high, and the important points should be in a larger size. Use a sans-serif font (such as “cmss” in the Computer Modern family or the “Helvetica” PostScript font) to make the print easier to read from a distance.

Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save your efforts for technical discussions. There will not be any summaries given at the beginning of the poster sessions at WIFS 2015, so authors need not prepare any slides for their poster presentations. Posters will be on display for discussion for the whole duration of your poster session. Presenters are kindly requested to stand by their posters during their session.

Poster size must not exceed 100 cm width and 200 cm height. The poster board will be identified by the corresponding number shown at the top of the board. Adhesive plasticine for attaching posters will be provided by poster assistants, no pins or tapes are allowed. Prepare a short presentation of about 5 or 10 minutes that you can periodically give to those assembled around your poster throughout the poster session. If possible, more than one author should attend the session to aid in presentations and discussions, and to provide the presenters with the chance to rest or briefly view other posters. On the day of your presentation, please go to the allocated board in the poster area 15 to 30 minutes before the session starts to set up your poster and notify the Session Chair of your presence.

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Important Dates

  • Proposals Deadlines
  • Regular Paper July 19, 2015
  • Demo Sept. 6, 2015
                              July 6, 2015
  • Ongoing work Sept. 6, 2015
                              July 6, 2015
  • SPL/TIFS Paper Sept. 6, 2015
                              July 6, 2015
  • Camera-ready Sept. 21, 2015
  • Notifications
  • Paper Aug. 31, 2015
  • Demo Sept. 20, 2015
  • Ongoing work Sept. 20, 2015
  • Registration Deadlines
  • Early registr. Oct. 9, 2015
  • Author registr. Oct. 16, 2015


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