Berlin 10 OA Conference Call for ePosters

Smith, Ina <> ismith at SUN.AC.ZA
Tue Aug 14 11:02:43 EDT 2012

Call for Electronic Posters - Submit an abstract to the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference Electronic Poster Display

Proposals are now being invited for the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference electronic poster display, which will showcase Open Access initiatives from all corners of the globe.

Electronic posters will be displayed at the venue on electronic display boards for the duration of the Conference as well as on the Conference web site (at ), and will also be promoted via social networking tools. Electronic poster proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee and evaluated according to their contribution to the Conference theme: Networked scholarship in a networked world: participation in Open Access. Successful proposals and electronic posters will highlight the importance of research sharing within an Open Access environment, and will link to the theme and sub-themes for this Conference. Given that the Conference will be held in Africa, the sub-themes to be explored are concomitant with the development and transformative agenda of Open Access. The sub-themes are:

Transformation through Open Access
- Transformative impact of Open Access
- Funding and sustainability
- Transformation in publishing
Open Access and other forms of openness
- Open Education
- Access to research data and cultural heritage
- Open Research
- Grey literature
Benefits of Open Access for scholarship and wider society
- Open Access and empowerment
- Open Access and innovation
- Open Access and economic growth
Open Access and improving assessment of research and scholarly publishing
- Article level-metrics
- Assessment metrics
- National assessment exercises
Networked scholarship
- Global scholarship
- South-South coalitions
- Interdisciplinary research
- Early career researchers
- Student engagement

Abstract requirements

Abstracts of no more than 250 words in length are invited for review by the Advisory Committee. Submissions must be received no later than 31 August 2012. Acceptance notifications will be issued by 15 September 2012. Please complete the poster proposal abstract template (MSWord template or Adobe PDF template) and submit to ismith at

What is an Electronic Poster or ePoster?

An electronic poster utilises a large monitor and computer to display multimedia versions of a poster. It gives an opportunity for a computer savvy presenter in the poster session to more effectively convey information that would not necessarily be possible with a traditional printed poster. It also enhances visualisation to attract interest of attendees. Electronic posters are intended to provide a display of information that is not possible with a traditional printed poster. Embedding multimedia content, along with static elements, such as titles, logos, and summaries, would be a good way to convey information. Examples of dynamic visual elements include videos, slide shows, animated charts or graphs, scrolling text, or 3D rotation of a model.

The intention of an electronic poster does not include attracting visitors to stay for a long oral, video, or slideshow presentation. Display elements can either loop for a minute or less, or be activated and controlled by the poster presenter on command. Remember, you are to interact with those who are interested in your electronic poster, not give a presentation to an audience.


1. Please create your electronic poster using MSPowerPoint or OpenOffice presentation software.

2. The electronic poster can consist of 1 to 5 slides.

3. Use animation and multimedia content to enhance your electronic poster.

4. Set the electronic poster up as a slide show, with slide transitions included.

5. It will be your own responsibility to ensure that the electronic poster displays correctly on the day prior to the start of the Conference. All slide shows will be pre-uploaded by the 6th of November 2012.

6. The poster title and your name should be clearly displayed on each slide.

7. No audio speakers will be available.

8. The electronic poster stations will have no connection to the Internet. Therefore please do not embed any items that require Internet connection.

9. After being set up, the electronic poster should be able to loop without any human intervention (e.g. avoid clickable hyperlinks).

10. The final electronic poster will be subject to quality control.

Please submit your completed ePoster by 15 October 2012 by e-mailing it to: ismith at ePosters are to be displayed throughout each day of the Conference.

Specifications of the equipment provided for the ePoster

PVision 47” LCD screen/TV

PLi Series


Resolution ‐ 1920 x 1080

Aspect ratio ‐ 16: 9

Panel grade ‐ A+

Response Time ‐ 5 ms

HD Compliance ‐ 720p

1080i; 1080p

2 x HDMi Inputs

Contrast ratio ‐ 100000 : 1 (Adaptive)

Brightness ‐ 500 cd/m²

Video Processor ‐ MStar

USB ‐ Plays Video, JPEG & MP3

Please click here to download the Microsoft .docx ePoster abstract submission template:

Please click here to download the PDF ePoster abstract submission template:

Display software preloaded on the computer will include

PowerPoint Viewer.
Video Player (Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic, VLC, etc.).
Special needs for other software may be considered. Please contact the co-ordinator prior to the conference.
No personal computing devices can unfortunately be attached to our monitors.
A laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS preloaded will be attached to each e-poster display to be used as the presentation vehicle.

Ina Smith

E-Research Repository Manager (SUNScholar) | Library and Information Service | Stellenbosch University | Private Bag X5036, 7599 | South Africa | | E-mail: ismith at | Tel:  +27 21 808 9139 | Skype: smith.ina | Office hours: Mo-Fr: 08h00-16h30


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