The total time allocated to a standard oral presentation is 20 minutes, including discussion. Invited talks are 45 minutes long, including also discussion. Please prepare your talk so that it takes about 15 minutes, leaving 5 minutes for the discussion and change of speaker, so that we can keep the schedule. If you are not an experienced speaker, it is advisable to practice your talk so that it goes fluently, monitoring the time it takes. There is a preparation room for the speakers at the workshop site. Please contact the chairman of your session in the auditorium before the session begins. Because the time reserved for the discussion is short, it is recommended to stay in the auditorium at the end of your session, so that participants interested in your talk can contact you.
You can use either transparencies, slides, or PC for your presentation. An overhead projector, slide projector, and multimedia projector are at your disposal. If you are using a portable PC and our multimedia projector, it is essential to check beforehand that everything works. You can do this for example during coffee or lunch breaks. If you have special audiovisual needs, please contact the chairman of the organizing committee Prof. Visa Koivunen at least a week prior to the workshop.
In your talk, you should in particular explain what are the key ideas and main results of your work, and what is new compared to previous approaches. Avoid minor details, derivations etc. Those who are interested can find the details in your paper or ask about them. The introduction can be shorter than normally and the level of your presentation somewhat deeper than in more general conferences, because most participants are experts who already know well basic ICA and BSS. This leaves more time to the new results.
It is important that you use large enough font, 18 point at least, so that participants can follow your presentation also at the back of the auditorium. Don't crowd your transparencies. Try to make them easy to read and understand.
The poster sessions are in the afternoon, one poster session per a day, and they are 2 h 10 min long. It is recommended that you attach your poster already in the morning and take it away in the evening, making it possible for the participants to look at it during the breaks etc. Posters that have not been taken away in the evening will be removed by the organizers next morning. Pins for attaching your poster will be available in the poster room. The maximum size of your poster is 140cm (height) times 92cm (width).
Please stay at your poster during the whole session. If you are not an experienced presenter, it is a good idea to prepare a presentation for going through your poster with interested participants in about 10 minutes.
In your poster, you should in particular explain what are the key ideas and main results of your work, and what is new compared to previous approaches. Avoid minor details, derivations etc. Those who are interested can find them in your paper or ask about them. The level of your presentation can be somewhat deeper than in more general conferences. You need not explain basic ICA and BSS, because most participants are experts in the area. This leaves more space for the new results.
It is important that you use large enough font, so that the participants can read the text at a distance of 2-3 meters. A font size of 18 points is the absolute minimum. We recommend using a font size of 24 points or so if possible. Don't crowd your poster, it makes the poster more difficult to read. Figures, colors etc. usually enhance the presentation. A "poster" consisting of copied pages of your paper is not acceptable!! The title of your poster should be in a much larger font than the main body of the text. It is desirable that the title as well as the authors and affiliation extend over the width of your poster.