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Position Paper:  A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".
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Regular Paper:  A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation), a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".
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Full Paper:  This is a type of acceptance. A paper can be accepted as Full Paper or Short Paper. Full Papers are awarded a 30’ minutes slot for an oral presentation at the conference and they will be assigned a 12-page limit in the Conference Proceedings. They are sent to all major indexers and all papers presented at the venue will be included in the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
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Short Paper:  This is a type of acceptance. A paper can be accepted as Full Paper or Short Paper. Short Papers are awarded a 20’ minutes slot for an oral presentation or assigned to present at a Poster Session, and they will be assigned either an 8-page limit if submitted as regular papers or a 6-page limit if submitted as position papers, in the Conference Proceedings. They are sent to all major indexers and all papers presented at the venue will be included in the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
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Oral Presentation:  Accepted papers can be presented either orally or as posters. The length of oral presentations can vary between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the acceptance type. Each session has a chair. It is expected that the presenter is ready in the room before the session begins. All technical session rooms are equipped with a video projector and a computer running Microsoft Windows with Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is recommended that your presentation is uploaded to PRIMORIS before the conference, which ensures that it will be stored at the aforementioned computer by the time it is needed. However, you may prefer to bring it in a USB drive (also recommended as a backup precaution). Using your own laptop or smart device, as long as it is enabled with VGA output connection is possible but not recommended. The presenter should prepare a set of slides that clearly illustrate the main points of her/his paper, and make sure the presentation fits well within the assigned time slot, leaving at least 5 minutes for a period of question-answering. Should sound be required, the presenter is kindly requested to contact the conference secretariat at least 3 weeks in advance in order to ensure proper arrangements. The rooms are not normally equipped with a sound amplification system. It may be useful to follow presentation best practices (e.g. University of Delaware http://sites.udel.edu/meeg401/files/2011/07/Communication-Best-Practices-Oral-Presentations.pdf, Penn State https://www.e-education.psu.edu/styleforstudents/c7_p4.html).
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Poster:  Accepted papers can be presented either orally or as posters. Posters will have a specific session for being presented to a larger audience, between 45 and 60 minutes, during which authors must be next to their poster to answer questions. The poster must not exceed the A0 (84 cm X 118 cm) portrait format. Please use an appropriate font size for the posters so that they are readable by the participants from 1.5 meter away. The poster message should be clear and understandable even without oral explanation. Please assure the poster is placed on the board before the beginning of the poster session. Authors are required to stand by their posters during the whole poster session, during which the participation certificates will be distributed. The poster must be printed beforehand and brought along to the conference by the author. Alternatively, the conference may provide a printing and transportation service but you must contact the secretariat at least one month ahead before the conference dates, inquiring about costs and deadlines. Please note that it is not acceptable to print A4 sheets and hang them at the poster board.
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Doctoral Consortium:  The student should prepare a set of slides that clearly illustrate the main points of her/his Ph.D. project, and make sure the presentation fits well within the assigned 15 minutes slot, leaving time enough for a period of question-answering from the advisory board, who’s comments are expected to be helpful for the progression of her/his Ph.D. project. It is normal to have slots of time when up to 3 Ph.D. related projects are presented and then have those presentations analyzed by the advisory board.
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Demonstration:  Demonstrations provide researchers and practitioners with an exciting and interactive opportunity to showcase their systems, artifacts and/or research prototypes, either at a regular oral session or at the technical exhibition. In any case, it is required to avoid a commercial format, even if the demo consists of presenting a business product or service. Instead, the presentation should focus on technical aspects. If the presentation is made orally it will follow the same rules as for other oral presentations (please see above). Any written support materials may be distributed locally but not published in the proceedings. Authors who already present a paper at the conference may apply for a demonstration, to complement but not to replace their paper presentation. Demonstrations can also be made by sponsor companies or as a mixed initiative involving researchers and industrial partners. Demonstrations are based on an informal setting that encourages presenters and participants to engage in discussions about the presented work. This is an opportunity for the participants to disseminate practical results of their research and to network with other applied researchers or business partners.
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Workshop:  The purpose of workshops is to provide a more interactive and focused platform for presenting and discussing new and emerging ideas. The format of paper presentations may include oral presentations, poster presentations, keynote lectures and panels. Depending on the number of presentations, workshops can be scheduled for 1 day or 2 days. Each workshop has a specific book of proceedings.
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Tutorial:  The role of the tutorials is to provide a platform for a more intensive scientific exchange amongst researchers interested in a particular topic and as a meeting point for the community. Tutorials complement the depth-oriented technical sessions by providing participants with broad overviews of emerging fields. A tutorial can be scheduled for 1.5 or 3 hours.
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Special Session:  Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics.
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Panel:  A panel is basically a one and a half hour to 2 hours session in which four to six speakers - distinguished members of the scientific and/or enterprise community, briefly present different perspectives/opinions on key issues with the goal of stimulating a lively, controversial, and provocative discussion. Panelists are expected to actively debate one another and engage the audience to help broaden understanding of the technologies and issues. Two types of panels are to be considered: Research Panels, oriented to the academic community and focused on the discussion of research topics; and Industrial Panels, oriented to promote knowledge exchanges between academia and industry.
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