2006 MAPLD International Conference
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
with a session at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
September 26-28, 2006
Congratulations on having your submission accepted for presentation at the 2006 Military and Aerospace Programmable Logic Devices (MAPLD) International Conference.
There are three types of presentations at MAPLD:
- Oral Presentations - in the Amphitheater and are typically 20 minutes in duration, plus Question and Answer
- Poster Presentations - outside the Amphitheater on 4' wide x 7' high poster panels
- Workshop or "Birds of a Feather" Presentations - located in various spots in the Reagan Building, are informal and discussion based, and are generally based on poster presentations. Formats are specific to each session and determined by the Session Chair.
Oral, poster, and workshop submissions are considered equivalent (some other conferences distinguish between the formats) and will be a part of the 2006 MAPLD International Conference Proceedings. Additionally, all presenters will have their technical paper published in the Conference Proceedings.
Workshop or "Birds of a Feather" presentations are informal, designed to promote discussion, and thus are placed in a smaller room when possible. These presentations are generally based on oral and poster presentations. If you wish to present in one of these special sessions, please contact me.
Check your session carefully to be sure that you are properly prepared for the conference and the correct session/format. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please take a few moments to carefully read the instructions below. We believe they will help minimize problems and contribute to the quality of your presentation and publication. These guidelines have been compiled over the years and show what works well and what doesn't. If you have any questions about these instructions, please do not hesitate to call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with each of you this year in creating effective presentations and a successful conference.
On this page there will be general instructions and notes for all presentation types. At the bottom will be links to pages with specific information for both presentation types as well as the written paper.
NASA Office of Logic Design
General Instructions for MAPLD Presenters
Please note the following key dates and use your assigned paper number on all correspondence. The procedures for 2006 have changed and the program will be announced based on the preliminary presentations that are submitted.
If you have a problem with a deadline, please let me know, I'll work with you, we really are author friendly and understand about flight projects and various deadlines. Do not coming running up to me at the conference with a CD-R, DVD, thumb drive, rf link and tin foil hat, a request for an internet download, a paper tape or an 8-track cassette. I do hope to enjoy the conference and not run around fussing with computers. If you have a problem, please let me know in advance.
The following list of guidelines will make your presentation both acceptable and effective, with lessons learned from previous years and comments received on our evaluation forms included.
- All presentations are to be fully technical in nature. Product descriptions for industry presenters should be kept to a bare minimum, and only as required to enable explanation of a technical point.
- Lessons learned: Yes, you did good work and everyone is interested in it; that's why we're here. However, there are usually pitfalls on the path to success and breakthroughs. It would be good to include one or two slides in your presentation dedicated to "lessons learned" as well as a section of your paper.
- Logo: It is acceptable to have your organization's logo in one corner of each slide or panel.
- Slogans: Company slogans may not appear in your abstract, presentations or paper.
- Advertisements: You should not advertise your www site in your abstract. presentation, or paper.
- Quotes from "experts" should not be part of your presentation or paper - you are required to make your own technical points and discuss/defend them. A historical quote or a quote from a famous person to make a point is permitted, if it adds to your presentation. A quote claiming that your product is both "less filling AND tastes great!!!!!!!" is unacceptable.
- Distracting graphics: Do not use backgrounds in your presentation (i.e., no company logos, fancy graphics, 'framing', or even shading) as they distract from your work, harm the quality of the presentation, and makes the printing of quality hardcopies difficult. Shading text boxes, while it looks nice on a PC screen at home, is often difficult to read in a conference room, the poster area, and on hardcopies.
- Name your file in accordance with the instructions that you will be given. I do not want to have 1,000 files called MAPLD.ppt -- and I do get many of those. We are flexible with the file format you send in but if it's not a .pdf or a .ppt, please make sure to get it in early so we can iron out any issues. The files should not be locked or restricted in any matter, making both our jobs easier in publishing proceedings and in being consistent with our central theme of providing technical information to the community for actual use. There are literally over 1,000 documents for each MAPLD conference and proper naming along with open files makes my job easier and less error-prone. Please use the following naming convention:
- Presentation: papernum_lastname_p.ppt (e.g., 106_katz_p.ppt)
- BOF: papernum_lastname_bof-session (e.g., 106_katz_bof-j.ppt)
Identification: On each page of your paper and presentation, include the following in the footer:
Left Side - Last name of the first author
Center - Page Number
Right Side - The presentation/paper number followed by the conference ID (e.g., MAPLD 2006/135)
Detailed Poster Presentation Instructions
Detailed Oral and Workshop Presentation Instructions
Important: Technology Transfer Considerations, Copyright, and Proprietary Information
Prospective authors are reminded that technology transfer guidelines and policies can considerably extend the time required for review of abstracts, presentations, and completed papers. Proper Government reviews, ownership of copyright, and the absence of proprietary information is solely the responsibility of the author. The organizing committee and their employing organizations will assume that all abstracts, presentations, and papers are appropriately cleared for unrestricted distribution to an international audience. All work submitted to MAPLD will be free of any copyright restrictions and marks and will be placed into the public domain for unlimited distribution and use.
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