Poster & Presentation Guidelines

Congratulations on your paper that has been accepted as a poster paper in HOST 2018 conference!

This year, for the first time, we will provide the poster paper authors with the opportunity to do a 2-minute oral presentation in front of the HOST audience to promote their work.

The 22 accepted posters will be presented in two poster sessions. The first poster session is scheduled on May 1, 2018 and includes 14 presentations. The second session is scheduled on May 2, 2018 and will include the remaining 8 posters.

Following are the instructions to prepare the required presentation:

  1. Design the slides using the template available at and send them (.ppt file only) to HOST Audio/Video Chair Prof. Avesta Sasan (asasan at by Friday, April 27. Remember, you only have 2 minutes on the slides, but you will have more time at the poster session to stand by your poster and explain.
  2. On the day of poster presentation, we will provide you with the foam boards to put up your posters. The size of the foam board is: 30" (width) x 40" (height) and the poster should preferably be displayed in portrait mode. Your poster should fit into the foam board. We will also provide pushpins, tapes, and easels.
  3. You are required to show up in BOTH poster sessions on May 1 and May 2 to stand by your poster and explain to HOST attendees who are interested in your work.
  4. There will be a Best Poster Award, which will be judged by your performance during the entire poster sessions on both days. The winner will be announced at the banquet on May 2 and you or one of your co-authors MUST present to win. More details on the best poster award will come soon.
  5. For now, the following submissions are scheduled in poster session 1 on May 1: (13, 16, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 34, 48, 49, 54, 55, 59, 65). The rest (7, 71, 72, 73, 75, 79, 91, 111) are scheduled in poster session 2 on May 2. If you are unable to make the oral presentation in the slot assigned to you, please inform us as soon as possible.

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