NASA Office of Logic Design

NASA Office of Logic Design

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2004 MAPLD International Conference

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 8-10, 2004

Presenter/Author Information

Dear Presenter/Author,

Congratulations on having your submission accepted for presentation at the 2004 Military and Aerospace Programmable Logic Devices (MAPLD) International Conference.

There are three types of presentations at MAPLD:

  1. Oral Presentations - in the Amphitheater and are 20 minutes in duration, plus Question and Answer
  2. Poster Presentations - outside the Amphitheater on 4' x 7' poster panels
  3. Workshop or "Birds of a Feather" Presentations - in either Hemisphere A or B, are informal and discussion based, generally based on oral and poster presentations.

Both oral and poster formats are equivalent (some other conferences distinguish between the formats) and will be a part of the 2004 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 (Hemisphere A or B).  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  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.

Rich Katz
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 2004 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, request for an internet download, a paper tape or an 8-track cassette.  I do hope to enjoy the conference and not run around.  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.

Detailed Poster Presentation Instructions

Detailed Oral Presentation Instructions

Important: Technology Transfer Considerations, Copyright, and Proprietary Information

Presenters and 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 sponsors will assume that all submitted work is appropriately cleared for unrestricted distribution to an international audience.

All material submitted to the MAPLD International Conference is put into the public domain and is available for unlimited distribution in hardcopy and electronic formats.  Indeed, that is one of the purposes of this Conference, to share information.  MAPLD does not require you to sign over the copyright to your material and you may do with it as you wish.


2004 MAPLD International Conference Home Page

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