Monday, Nov. 6 & Tuesday, Nov. 7
Convention Center – Ballroom Foyer
Researchers, practitioners and students share their work in OR/MS in these sessions presented as poster displays, laptop demonstrations or other creative formats. Authors will be on hand to present their work.
Two new awards will recognize the best Interactive Presentations with a first-place award of $1,000 and second-place award of $500. A panel of judges will review each presentation and announce the award-winners on Tuesday at 1:15pm. Judges are Brenda Dietrich, IBM, President-Elect INFORMS; Jeffrey Camm, University of Cincinnati, Editor-INTERFACES; Don Wagner, Program Director, ONR; Miguel Lejeune, Interactive Sessions Chair, Tepper School of Business.
Sponsored by Office of Naval Research.
Researchers, professionals and students who would like to share their work in the areas of OR/MS in such a format are invited to submit an abstract. The Interactive Sessions Committee will select up to 50 submissions for display during the conference, 25 for each daily lunch period. Interactive presentations on topics presented in other venues of the conference are permitted. For additional information, please contact the Interactive Session Chair, Miguel Lejeune: email@example.com, phone 412-268-3703. We look forward to receiving your Interactive Session submissions.
- Submit your Interactive Session abstract just as you would submit a contributed paper abstract.
- Have the following information ready: contact information for yourself and any co-authors, the session title and a 50-word abstract.
- In the “Keyword” field of the online form, select “Interactive Session (#51).”
- The contributing author will be assumed to be the individual who will attend the Pittsburgh meeting to present the session (all attendees must register and pay the meeting fee).
- You have two options for a poster display: (1) mounted on a bulletin board (board provided by INFORMS), or (2) a three-panel display that you provide to stand on a table (table provided by INFORMS).
- The bulletin board provided by INFORMS measures 8 feet wide by 4 feet high. Your overall poster must fit within that space.
- The display table provided by INFORMS measures 6 feet wide by 18 inches deep. Your display must be constructed to stand alone on this table.
- You can produce your poster as (1) a single large sheet of paper that can be rolled and transported in a tube or one large piece of corrugated plastic that can be folded in thirds for easy transport; (2) as multiple pages that are mounted onto the bulletin board, or (3) as a three-panel display.
- For the three-panel display, we recommend that the title and overview be placed on the middle panel, with other information on the left and right panels.
- For all posters, please follow these guidelines:
- Maintain a good contrast between background and foreground text.
- Avoid acronyms and extensive mathematical notation as much as possible.
- Overview information should include the poster title and full names of all contributors, their affiliations, addresses and an email and/or web link. The overview should also include one or more of the following: a short description of the problem, objectives of the work, the methodology utilized, conclusions, relevant diagrams, graphs and charts in order to present an overview for the application.
- INFORMS will provide a table (6 feet wide by 18 inches deep) and electrical connection. Projection (using a computer projector) is not possible due to space constraints. Internet connection is also NOT available.
- You may wish to combine a laptop or 3D display with use of the bulletin board. In this case, the table will be placed against the bulletin board; the available space on the board will then be no larger than 4 feet wide by 3 feet high.
If you have questions about display guidelines, please contact Cheryl Clark, INFORMS Meeting Planner, at Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org (800-343-0062 or 401-722-2595 x202).