VLDB 2002
28th International Conference on
Very Large Data Bases
Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
August 20-23, 2002
Hong Kong, China


 | Guidelines | Equipment |



To ensure that all sessions run smoothly and stay on time, please observe the following guidelines for your presentation:

  1. Prepare a brief biographical sketch (3-5 points) before you arrive at the conference for use by the session chair when introducing you.
  2. Find your session chair as early in the conference as possible to let him or her know who is presenting and to give him or her your biographical sketch.
  3. Arrive in the session room at least 15 minutes before the start of the session to check the AV setup.
  4. Ensure that your presentation fits the allotted time. Do at least one dry run before leaving for your trip. For research and industrial sessions, you have at most 25 minutes of speaking time, plus a few minutes for Q&A. Sessions chairs will have time cards that they can use to let you know when you have 5 minutes and 1 minute remaining. Session chairs will be strict about keeping the sessions on schedule, so you can expect to be cut off if you run over your allotted time.
  5. Bring your presentation on a floppy disk or CD (or both for extra peace of mind) if you are planning to project from a PC so you can load it onto the PC in the session room. Do this even if you are bringing your own notebook in case your notebook has a compatibility problem with the projector. Macintosh users, please have a copy in PC format, if possible.

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Each presentation room will be equipped with:

  • a projection screen,
  • an overhead projector,
  • a notebook PC,
  • an LCD projector (beamer),
  • a laser pointer, and
  • a handheld wireless microphone.

The notebook PCs will have the following minimum hardware and software configuration:

  • floppy drive
  • CD-ROM drive (the floppy drive and CD-ROM drive may need to be swapped in some notebooks)
  • Windows 98
  • PowerPoint 2000
  • Acrobat Reader 5.05
  • Ghostview 4.3

A slide projector can be arranged on request.

Note that there will not be Internet connections in any of the presentation rooms.

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