Poster Competition and Poster Submission
Students are invited to submit posters to be displayed at the NordSec 2009 conference
venue at the Department of Informatics at UiO (University of Oslo) during the conference.
At specific time slots during the conference, authors of posters should be available to discuss their posters with attendees.
A student poster competition will be organised to award the best poster.
Conference participants will cast votes, and the award for the best poster will be presented during the conference dinner.
Last years NordSec had many excellent and well presented posters.
For example, the
2008 winning poster presented an innovative text-less address book for mobil pohones.
We expect that the 2009 poster competition will also showcase many innovative
and high quality student projects.
- The competition organizers are Chunming Rong (University of Stavanger) and Josef Noll (UNIK).
- The topic of the poster must be related to a student project, e.g. a Masters project in the area of security and/or mobile computing.
The competition organizer judges the validity of the topic in the competition.
- Students are encouraged to make a poster in groups of two or three students, with maximum 4 students per group. Groups are allowed to have members from different institutions.
- Students intending to submit a poster alone must ask for approval from the Poster Competition Chair.
- Each student may only participate in the competition with a single poster.
- The conference organizer reserves the right to reject any given poster.
- Final posters must be submitted for printing at UiO by 5 October 2009.
- The best poster is selected by votes from the conference attendees of the Wednesday and Thursday events, details yet to be announced. In the event of a tie, the competition organizer has the casting vote.
- The best poster award may be awarded a prize, provided that at least five posters are entered into the competition, and provided that the
handing out a prize is deemed legal by UiO/UNIK rules.
Instructions for submitting posters
To indicate your intention to submit a poster and to enter the NordSec Student Poster Competition, send an expression of
intent, and optionally a draft poster in pdf format, by email to both Poster Competition Chairs Chunming Rong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Josef Noll (email@example.com) with Subject: "NordSec Poster"
by Tuesday 15 September 2009. Note that this is also the Early Bird Registration Deadline, so to save money you need to register by that date.
Specify the subject line: "NordSec Poster Submission". The body of the message should state the name(s) of the
student(s) making the submission, the title of the poster, and a brief description of the poster.
The maximum poster size is A0 landscape or portrait format. No poster template is offered, but see below for poster format.
The poster should be complete, i.e. contain information on authors and their affiliation.
NordSec will print and hang up the the poster at UiO provided it is sent in pdf format to Chunming Rong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Josef Noll (email@example.com) by
Monday 5 October 2009 at 9am in pdf format using embedded fonts. Specify the subject line:
"NordSec Poster Final Version".
You are well advised to print an additional copy if possible. Should the UiO print go wrong,
we will notify you to bring the poster with you to Oslo.
In this case, you will be asked to hang up the poster on Wednesday 14 October 2009 before 8:15 am.
NordSec 2009 and UiO accept no liability for the appearance of the printed poster.
Please observe that by submitting the poster you accept that the poster is displayed in public.
We reserve the right to reprint the poster in relevant NordSec contexts.
Use a suitable tool to create the poster. MS Powerpoint or Open Office Impress will do.
Posters should be in portrait or landscape format with "A0" (84.1cm x 118.9cm) as maximum size.
Smaller sizes are possible, e.g. A1 Format or 50cm x 70cm.
To specify e.g. A0 portrait format in MS Powerpoint, select "Design" -> "Page Setup",
and specify Width=84.1cm, Height=118.9cm, and click "Portrait" for slides. The selection for "handouts" is irrelevant.
For good reability, the font size of normal text is typically 32, and should not be smaller than 28.
Split the poster area into blocks, e.g. with a subtitle for each block.
The font size for a block title is typically 40. The font size for the main title is typically 72-88.
Think about visual appearance when laying out the poster design.
The text should be mixed with illustrations and diagrams.
To make a good poster, quality of content is not enough, visual design is just as important.