The following guidelines
will apply to presentations.
1. There are two types of papers: those accepted for regular presentation
and those accepted for short presentation. Regular presentation papers
will be presented for 20 minutes + 10 minutes of question and answer (30
minutes total) while the short presentations will be a total of 10 minutes
(7 minutes presentation + 3 minutes question and answer).
2. There will be a student volunteer assigned to each room. They
have been instructed to assist the session chairs and you with any problems
that may come up. They can also be identified by the special colored T-shirts
that they will wear. There is also a conference administration room in
Salon A; feel free to contact one of the conference organizers in that
3. We are not going to have overhead projectors in the rooms, so
all presentations will be electronic (no foils). In each room, there will
be a computer connected to a data projector loaded with Acrobat Reader,
Powerpoint and gsview. All the presenters are required to upload their
presentations to this computer. This ensures smooth flow of presentations
by avoiding time loss during swapping of machines. There are three ways
to get the material uploaded to this machine:
A. You can upload your presentation to an ftp server the program
chair (M. Tamer Özsu) has set up. Here are the instructions:
- ftp into akcay.uwaterloo.ca
- change to directory Documents/VLDB04 (case sensitive)
- find the number of the session in which your paper will be presented
(Ri refers to Research Session I, Ik refers to Industrial Session k)
- deposit your paper into that directory.
B. The student
volunteers each room will have USB keys that will allow them to copy files
from your machines to the computer in the room.
C. You can send your files by email to the conference chair (M.
Tamer Özsu - firstname.lastname@example.org)
The preferred way
is (A). For this option, your presentation should be uploaded to the
ftp site by midnight August 26.
4. Under **very** special circumstances, the session chair,
may allow a speaker to connect his or her computer to the data projector.
The session chairs have been asked to allow this *only* if part of the
talk involves a demo that cannot be run from the provided PC. We doubt
there will be many (any?) such cases, but they will use their judgment.
They will **not** allow such a switch for short papers as this would eat
up most of the limited time allocated to these papers.
5. Please make sure that you are in the room allocated to the session
at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the session to introduce yourself
to the session chair and to facilitate the copying of the files.