You will be allocated a poster board to display your poster. The dimensions of the board are Height 4 Feet (120cm) X Width 3 Feet (90cm). That should be big enough for any reasonable poster! Push pins will be provided. There is no need to bring a hard-back poster; an ordinary roll-up one will be easier to hang.
This year we will have three poster sessions, one for each day of the main conference. Each day will have about 35 posters organized by area track. On each day the poster session will be held from 9:00 am. to 5:30 pm. The poster days will be: Monday (October 27, 2008); Tuesday (October 28, 2008); Wednesday (October 29, 2008). As a poster author you will receive an email notification detailing your poster session assignment.
Each day there will be a poster boaster session that will form part of the morning plenary session; here the area chairs will present a synopsis of each poster for that day. To aid with this your corresponding area chair will contact you for one slide (that contains the poster title, presenters, affiliations, CIKM Area and some salient points and graphics regarding your poster); they will provide you with a slide template.
A best poster award will be given to the authors of the best poster. The best poster will be determined as follows: Each conference participant will receive pocket money, $100 in fake money, as part of their registration package. Each poster will be assigned a "tip-jar" (an envelope), where conference participants can deposit tips, i.e., part of their pocket money. At the end of the poster day, each poster author turns in his/her tip-jar to the registration desk. The author must insure that the money is counted and the total entered on the envelope; envelopes with no totals will be assign a total of zero. The five posters with the most "tips" will be considered for the best poster award. One will be selected by the best poster committee as the best poster. The best poster award will be presented during the closing ceremony of the main conference.
Vintners Ballroom, Marriott Hotel (Conference Hotel).
On the day of your poster please setup your poster by 9:00 am; the poster area will be open from 8:00 am onwards.
Please take down your posters after 5:30 pm.
A student assistant will be available in the poster room. They should be easily identifiable by the CIKM 2008 t-shirt that they all wear. For more complex issues, email info__at__cikm2008.org and cikm2008pc-chairs__AT__soe.ucsc.edu with the following subject "CIKM 2008: Posters Questions".
If you would like to get your poster printed locally in order to avoid lugging it halfway around the world with you, the best option is (20-30 minutes walk from conference hotel):
FedEx Kinko's Office & Print Center
702 Lincoln Ave
Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (707) 226-7722
Fax: (707) 226-7708