Lightning Talks & Posters

Proposals are allowed for either:

  1. 3 minute Lightning Talk only,
  2. Poster Presentation only, or
  3. 3-minute Lightning Talk with supporting poster

Be sure to select only one of these options when submitting.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are strictly-timed 3 minute presentations intended to further expand the ICER community and spark discussion among conference participants. The intent is for these talks to provide a venue in support of new ideas and newcomers to our community. Lightning Talks are a great way to get early feedback on a work in progress, to demo a new tool or technique, and to find potential collaborators at other institutions.

Lightning Talk presenters may elect​ to present a poster in conjunction with their lightning talk to provide additional information to curious parties and help foster post-lightning talk discussion.

NOTE: Work already being presented at ICER (ie., accepted research papers, doctoral consortium submissions) is ineligible for the lightning talks session.

Posters

Posters are a new way for ICER attendees to present early results, gain feedback from conference attendees, find collaborators on a topic, and/or spark discussion among conference participants. The intent is for these posters is similar to lightning talks in that they provide a venue in support of new ideas and newcomers to our community.

NOTE: Work already being presented at ICER (ie., accepted research papers, doctoral consortium submissions) is ineligible for the posters session.

Submission Deadline for Lightning Talks and Posters

Submissions for consideration as lightning talks should use the provided MS Word template and are limited to a maximum of 300 words. Abstracts should be submitted no later than June 16 via easychair.org

Abstracts will be evaluated by the lighting talks/posters chair(s) with respect to their relevance to ICER’s audience and on space availability in the conference program. Abstracts do not receive peer-review feedback. Accepted abstracts will be made available on the conference website prior to the event, but they will not be included in the conference proceedings.

Review Criteria

Lightning Talks and Posters submitted to ICER should aim to do at least one of the following:

  • Solicit feedback from the community regarding a CSER project (including sharing project plans and/or initial results)
  • Describe a new CSER project for which the author(s) are seeking collaborators
  • Share encouraging initial results from a CSER project
  • Demonstrate a new tool or technique

Abstract Formatting and Length Requirements

Submissions for consideration as lightning talks and/or posters should use the provided template and are limited to a maximum of 300 words.

Download MS Word Template

Lightning/Poster Conflict of Interest Policy

  1. Lightning Talks & Posters co-chairs cannot submit their own work for presentation as either a Lightning Talk or Poster.
  2. A Lightning Talk or Poster submission is a conflict of interest for a co-chair if the submission is by a student of the co-chair or the co-chair identifies the submission as a conflict of interest, i.e. that the co-chair does not believe that he or she can provide an impartial evaluation of the submission.
  3. The Lightning Talks & Posters co-chairs will inform one another in writing of any conflicts of interest for any submissions. For any submission for which a Lightning Talks & Posters co-chair has a conflict of interest, the other co-chair will make the accept/reject decision for the submission.
  4. In the unlikely event that there is a submission for which both Lightning Talks & Posters co-chairs have a conflict of interest, the co-chairs will assign the accept/reject decision for this submission to the conference co-chairs.