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The CDC 2010 program committee will meet during the upcoming American Control Conference and authors should expect to receive decisions on their papers in July. Please note that the program will include both oral presentations and interactive poster sessions. Interactive sessions are intended to encourage more in-depth discussion and questions than are possible with oral presentation sessions and are not a reflection of any lower rating in the review process. If your paper is accepted as part of an interactive session, you will receive special instructions regarding poster preparation and presentation.

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All questions related to initial and final manuscript submission should be directed to the Publications Chair: Lalit K. Mestha (Lalit.Mestha@xerox.com).

All communications should include the subject of email as: IEEE CDC 2010.


To submit a paper, session proposal, or other contribution to the conference please follow the link "Submit a contribution" for the meeting in the list of conferences. To submit a review or to see the reviews of your own paper, and to submit the final version of your paper you need to log in. Conference officials need to log in to access their workspace.

Follow the PaperPlaza Support link for additional basic information about paper submission format, templates etc.

For lecture/oral presentations each conference room will have the following equipment:

LCD projector


Table for placing your laptop Please note that the CDC 'WILL NOT PROVIDE LAPTOPS FOR PRESENTATIONS'

For Interactive presentations please read instructions below.

The interactive presentation is intended to communicate information rapidly. It is supposed to represent a well-designed, eye-catching, and engaging display of information. Therefore, information must be presented in an easy-to-comprehend fashion and readable from approximately five feet away. Viewers should be able to grasp the purpose of the display within five minutes.

Creating your presentation in PowerPoint will allow you to easily combine text, graphics, graphs, and photos. PowerPoint will also permit you to easily print a proof of your poster on any standard office printer and print a large format version to any standard plotter.

You will have a bulletin board approximately 4-feet tall by 8-feet wide in size on which to hang one or more posters. Tacks will be provided. No provisions can be made for working hardware displays. Please note that this bulletin board will be shared by two persons on each side at the same time, therefore the maximum poster size can only be about 4 feet by 3 feet.

There are two ways to create your presentation using PowerPoint:

  1. You may use a single slide, enlarged and printed on a large-format printer.
  2. You may use multiple slides and post them in sequence in your designated poster area.

Creating an Effective Poster as part of interactive presentation
Below are tips to apply when creating your poster presentation.

  • Display should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item in your display is necessary.
  • Determine three key points you want to make. You want the poster to reflect these key points not all the details. Numbered lists and bullet points are good ways to communicate concisely.
  • It is recommended that you roughly sketch out your poster on paper before creating it in PowerPoint.
  • Posters can be created with as many or as few descriptive sections as you desire. Always remember to keep it simple.
  • Possible sections
    - Author/Title/Affiliation
    - Poster Number
    - Abstract
    - Purpose or Hypothesis
    - Background
    - Data Collection and Analysis
    - Objectives
    - Data Sources/Study Setting
    - Study Design
    - Participants/Subjects
    - Intervention
    - Principal Findings
    - Main Outcome Measures
    - Results
    - Discussion
    - Implications
    - Conclusions
    - Funding Source
  • You will have space for up to two A0 poster sheets (which is 0.841m by 1.189m or 33.1" by 46.8"; equivalent in area to 16 A4 or US letter size pages). Working with a single large sheet, rather than multiple small sheets, will definitely improve the presentation. If you are using multiple sheets, the smallest individual sheet that should be used is A3 or Poster (double A4 or US letter size).
  • DO NOT simply use the text of your paper in the poster whether expanded in size or not. Just as this is very poor practice in lecture presentations, it is also very poor practice for poster presentations.
  • Your poster should:
    - Use very large font (at least 72 point, bold; preferably larger), to show the title and authors of the paper;
    - Use diagrams, figures, key equations, images and text as appropriate to explain your paper
    - The minimum recommended font size for the poster is 18pt;
    - Follow a logical visual flow (e.g. using arrows etc.).
    - Use relatively small page margins.
  • It may also be helpful to informally prepare a 5minute description of your work, which you can repeat to various attendees. Velcro patches will be provided for attaching posters to the boards. Think of whether you wish to use other aides (e.g. laptop to show results from simulations or experiments; note paper for more mathematical discussions).

Please note that all printed material must be brought to the CDC by authors. The CDC will not have any on property printing facility. You will need to use the hotel business center for this purpose or local commercial copy centers.

  • Materials must be easily read at a distance of five-six feet. Ordinary type is not effective.
  • If you are using multiple standard-sized PowerPoint slides, you may print the slides on standard 8.5 X 11 or A4 paper and post the slides in your designated area.
  • If using one PowerPoint slide that will be enlarged, you must print to a large-format printer. From the menu bar, select File, Page Setup, then enter the appropriate poster size.

Provided equipment
Only the following equipment will be provided by the conference to the interactive session authors:

  • A booth approximately 8 ft (2.5 m) wide and 4 ft (1.3 m) deep shared by two presenters.
  • Cork backing to attach printer material to the back of the booth
  • A table for you to set up your display and/or laptop

If you have any special needs, you must make arrangements for it privately.

Poster Setup and Tear Down Times

Posters must be set up by presenter in the designated Halls and time. Push pins will be provided for you. As the presenter for your paper, you will be required to stand next to your poster on the designated day of your session to be available for questions. You will be notified of your session date prior to the Seminar. Please take down your poster and any other equipment you may have brought for display after your session. Items left after the designated time will be disposed of.

For More Information
More information and a listing of interactive presentations will be posted near to the conference date.


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Key dates (2010)
Initial submissions open:Already open
Initial submissions due:Apr 2
Acceptance notification:Mid-July
Final submissions open:Aug 3
Final submissions due:Sep 12

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