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  • So don’t just write up your paper and paste them on the poster- that won’t work!
  • Example; cover with paper that has a hole in it that just uncovers the slide
    First say: follow the first commandments;
    Show how to cover slides
    “I can see that I’m running out of time, I’ll just talk faster”
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    1. 1. Scientific Posters Principles of Design Tsai-Shiou Hsieh Macaulay Honors College @ Queens College City University of New York tsaishiou.hsieh@qc.cuny.edu (With some slides shared by current and former ITFs: Russell Hogg, Michael Porter & Craig Willse. Thank you all!)
    2. 2. What is a Scientific Poster? Visual means for communicating research to an academic or professional community. A summary of research that serves to create interest by highlighting most important findings.
    3. 3. Requirements  Each group must produce one poster. Posters can be made with Keynote or PowerPoint. At least one side of the poster should be no longer than 36”. (Recommended dimensions: 48” x 36” or vice versa).
    4. 4. Organizing Contents Title / Authors/ Affiliations  Abstract  Introduction / Background (Personas)  Methods  Results & Discussions (Challenges)  Conclusions (Solutions)  References  Acknowledgement
    5. 5. Some Basic Graphic Guidelines Images should guide the overall layout, not the text. Avoid cluttering the poster (graphs, photos, etc.) Watch your color contrasts. Make sure all components are aligned properly. Use some kind of underlying structure!
    6. 6. Now….. Be prepare to see a BAD example of poster…. Ready?
    7. 7. We describe the philosophy andWe describe the philosophy and design of the control flowdesign of the control flow machine, and present the resultsmachine, and present the results of detailed simulations of theof detailed simulations of the performance of a singleperformance of a single processing element. Each factorprocessing element. Each factor is compared with the measuredis compared with the measured performance of an advanced vonperformance of an advanced von Neumann computer runningNeumann computer running equivalent code. It is shown thatequivalent code. It is shown that the control flow processorthe control flow processor compares favorably in thecompares favorably in the program.program. We present a denotationalWe present a denotational semantics for a logic programsemantics for a logic program to construct a control flow forto construct a control flow for the logic program. The controlthe logic program. The control flow is defined as an algebraicflow is defined as an algebraic manipulator of idempotentmanipulator of idempotent substitutions and it virtuallysubstitutions and it virtually reflects the resolutionreflects the resolution deductions. We also present adeductions. We also present a bottom-up compilation ofbottom-up compilation of medium grain clusters from amedium grain clusters from a fine grain control flow graph.fine grain control flow graph. We compare the basic blockWe compare the basic block and the dependence setsand the dependence sets algorithms that partition controlalgorithms that partition control flow graphs into clusters.flow graphs into clusters. Our compiling strategy is toOur compiling strategy is to exploit coarse-grain parallelismexploit coarse-grain parallelism at function application level:at function application level: and the function applicationand the function application level parallelism islevel parallelism is implemented by fork-joinimplemented by fork-join mechanism. The compilermechanism. The compiler translates source programstranslates source programs into control flow graphs basedinto control flow graphs based on analyzing flow of control,on analyzing flow of control, and then serializes instructionsand then serializes instructions within graphs according to flowwithin graphs according to flow arcs such that functionarcs such that function applications, which have noapplications, which have no control dependency, arecontrol dependency, are executed in parallel.executed in parallel. We apply a parallel simulationWe apply a parallel simulation scheme to a real problem: thescheme to a real problem: the simulation of a control flowsimulation of a control flow architecture, and we comparearchitecture, and we compare the performance of thisthe performance of this simulator with that of asimulator with that of a sequential one. Moreover, wesequential one. Moreover, we investigate the effect ofinvestigate the effect of modeling the application onmodeling the application on the performance of thethe performance of the simulator. Our study indicatessimulator. Our study indicates that parallel simulation canthat parallel simulation can reduce the execution timereduce the execution time significantly if appropriatesignificantly if appropriate modeling is used.modeling is used. We have demonstrated that toWe have demonstrated that to achieve the best executionachieve the best execution time for a control flowtime for a control flow program, the number of nodesprogram, the number of nodes within the system and the typewithin the system and the type of mapping scheme used areof mapping scheme used are particularly important. Inparticularly important. In addition, we observe that aaddition, we observe that a large number of subsystemlarge number of subsystem nodes allows more actors tonodes allows more actors to be fired concurrently, but thebe fired concurrently, but the communication overhead incommunication overhead in passing control tokens to theirpassing control tokens to their destination nodes causes thedestination nodes causes the overall execution time tooverall execution time to increase substantially.increase substantially.
    8. 8. Photo Sources & Tips  Take pictures yourself when possible!  Flickr (www.flickr.com) e.g.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnwallace/2635909272/  Fotopedia (www.fotopedia.com)  Attribution / Creative Commons  Don’t enlarge photos
    9. 9. Text Guidelines Break text up with bullets or numbers Indenting shows subordination - As in this example Avoid lengthy paragraphs talking about why you did what you did and whether you dislike positivism because there is such a thing as reality out there and it operates in a certain way and we should be able to access that in some shape, form, or fashion and besides it’s all from some stuffy old dead guy thinking too hard, anyway.
    10. 10. Text Guidelines Be sure your letters stand out against the background. Dark gray is a good color, but not against black background. Keep your color palate simple Rainbows are good for Halloweens, not for conferences Use fonts people can read- both types and sizes! This is very artistic for making a card, but not really good for making posters • Titles, subtitles and headings: 40 to 70 point font • body text: at least 24 point font • TRIM EVERYTHING THAT’S NOT DIRECTLY PERTINENT
    11. 11. Text: Less is More Teeth are ideal for studying life history because they grow incrementally, are not remodeled during an individual’s lifetime, and are not highly subject to environmental stresses. Teeth & Life History  Incremental growth  Not remodeled  Resistant to environmental stress
    12. 12. Left to Right, Top to Bottom Flow Title & Authors
    13. 13. Left to Right Flow in Rows Title & Authors Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
    14. 14. Centered Image & Peripheral Explanations Title & Authors
    15. 15. Centered Explanation, Peripheral Images Title & Authors
    16. 16. Final Words  Work on your research first!  Rich contents. Simple design  Visuals are good, but include only meaningful, theme-relevant tables, charts and photos (don’t use them as space-filler).  Draft early. Multiple revisions!

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