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Instructions for the Posters

Title sheet

The title sheet [t] includes the poster title, the name and affiliation of the author, and, optionally, the name of the supervisor.

The title sheet has the following parts:

  1. The title in at least 24 pt (36 pt or 48 pt is better) upper-case and lower-case letters.
  2. The author's name and affiliation (organization name only please) below the title in at least 18 pt (24 pt or 30 pt is better) upper-case and lower-case letters.
  3. Optionally, the supervisor's name, in the format "Supervisor: name", below the author's name in 18 pt upper-case and lower-case letters.

You should use a large enough font size to be easy visible from several meters (feet) away and that will draw people to view your poster. Use all of the space on the title sheet effectively; avoid leaving too much empty space.

Information sheets

The information sheets [a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6] contain the content of the poster. Note that you do not need to use 6 sheets, but that is the maximum number of content sheets you are allowed. You should design your information layout according to the following guidelines:

  1. The introductory paragraphs should be in a larger typeface than you use in a detailed descriptive section. The typeface should be readable at a distance of two to three meters (while the smallest type you use may be readable at a distance of only one meter). Generally speaking, keep in mind that the larger and bolder your presentation, the more enticing it will be to the people seeing it at a distance. The real challenge then, after you have attracted attention to your poster, is to provide enough interesting and readable detail for someone who wants to learn more. One compromise might be to have some parts that are packed with useful information and are typeset in a smaller font. Don't forget, however, that important results should be big enough for reading at a reasonable distance!
  2. You should try to use paragraphs with centered titles, such as "Overview", and "Methodology" in at least 18 pt upper-case and lower-case boldface letters.
  3. Make effective use of titles for paragraphs, figures and other material. Use a typeface that is readable at two to three meters (boldface helps) for the major part of the titles (for visibility) and regular type for details.
  4. A multicolumn format usually improves readability by reducing line length and allowing for more text structuring.
  5. Color should be used to effectively communicate what you want to present (e.g., for emphasis, in graphs and other graphics).
  6. Figures (including diagrams, charts, graphs and schematics) are a good way to communicate interesting ideas.

Remember: posters are supposed to be interactive. You will be there to explain the details. Your poster should only convey the most relevant points not all the fine detail of your research.

Submission of approved paper revisions

  1. At least one author of each accepted contribution (full paper, short paper, and application paper) must register at the full member/non-member rate for the conference (RG-01, RG-02, RG-03, or RG04) in order for that contribution to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled for presentation. For a manuscript for which all authors are students, one student author will be required to register at the full registration rate. Registration can be performed through the conference website or the registration URL.
  2. The camera ready version of you manuscript must be uploaded to the IEEE Conference eXpress system.
    Please enter the conference id "im07" in the middle of the page. Please review the Author Instructions. When you are ready to upload your file click on "Go to IEEE Conference eXpress"
    If you have used this before the system will recognize you, otherwise please click "Create an Account" and upload your manuscript. You will be asked to fill in your registration code. You will need to register before you actually upload your file. You will be notified by email about the file status.  You can visit your account to see the status at any time.

You need to provide a copyright form and this can be done electronically during the manuscript upload by clicking "Submit Copyright".

Paper Submission

Authors are requested to submit original contributions in PDF only. Papers must be written in English. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Self-plagiarized papers and multiple submissions will be rejected without further review. Full papers are required for review.

NOTE: Please use the appropiate link to submit your technical or application session papers, because submissions will be handled differently. Misdirected papers stand at risk of not being considered.

Important Dates

1. Technical Papers
  • Abstract Registration: August 24, 2006 midnight (GMT)
  • Submission: September 1, 2006 midnight (GMT)
  • Notification of Acceptance: December 1, 2006
  • Camera ready Copy: February 15, 2007
  • Registration for Authors:  February 28, 2007

2. Application Session

- Extended Deadlines -

  • Abstract Registration: September 4, 2006 midnight (GMT)
  • Submission: September 10, 2006 midnight (GMT)
  • Notification of Acceptance: December 1, 2006
  • Camera ready Copy: February 15, 2007
  • Registration for Authors:  February 28, 2007



1. Technical Papers

If accepted, the camera-ready copy of each paper will have to comply with the following typesetting instructions: Maximum paper length will be 10 printed pages including figures in IEEE 2-column style (see below for Templates). Use the sample manuscript as a visual aid for formatting.

Microsoft Word 97/2000
(Rich Text Format)

Note that a paper does not have to follow this style for submission; however, being aware of the formatting requirements may help save extra work later.
All paper submissions will be carefully reviewed by at least three experts. Reviews will be returned to the author(s) with comments to ensure high quality of accepted papers. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

2. Application Session Papers

Papers for the Application Sessions should be written in English. The paper format will be one of annotated slides - papers should have a visual in the upper half of a page and the explanatory text in the lower half. Paper submissions should consist of no more than 15 annotated visuals in PDF only.

Look at this sample for visual aid.


For any questions concerning paper submission or the technical program, please contact the IM 2007 Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs or the IM 2007 Application Session Program co-chairs respectively.