annual_conference


Abstract/Poster Submissions

Abstracts

  • All PhD students are expected to complete an abstract of their doctoral project based on the template provided, and in consultation with their advisors.
  • All research project Principal Investigators are expected to complete an abstract for their project based on the template provided.
  • Abstracts of Research Projects should be 1 or 2 pages (being sure to use in the second page the same margins and fonts defined for page 1).
  • Note that for the original round of Research Projects, but not for those resulting from the October 2008 FCT Open Call, it is permissible to have the project represented only through the poster created by the relevant PhD student. The Principal Investigator of such projects can determine how the Research Project should be represented.
  • The due date for submission of abstracts is June 19th, 2009.
  • Abstracts should be submitted to Mr. Mário Meira by email only at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posters

  • All PhD students are expected to complete a poster on their doctoral project based on the template provided, and in consultation with their advisors.
  • All research project Principal Investigators are expected to complete an abstract for their project based on the template provided.
  • Poster will use the A0 format (approximately 84 cm wide and 118 cm long). This format is already defined in the templates provided.
  • There are no special instructions for printing, except for the quality of the paper, which should be good.
  • Posters should be printed by each student/PI and brought by them to the conference on July 7th. Students/PIs should affix them as early as possible, before the first coffee break (i.e., ideally, before 10:00). All the material needed to affix the posters will be available in the poster exhibition place.

MIT Portugal students visiting MIT from Portugal:

  • MIT Portugal-based students who are visiting at MIT during the summer are not obliged to be present at the conference. However, they must submit abstracts to be included in the conference book. Also, if they wish to produce a poster and have it printed in Portugal, it may be mounted in the conference exhibition space, but this is not required.

Student Poster Awards:

  • The poster session of the First Annual MIT-Portugal Conference will include three awards for the best posters presented by MPP PhD students.
  • The evaluation process will be based on the individual vote of each PhD poster presenter, in accordance with the following methodology: a) each PhD poster presenter will receive a vote form with the list of the posters in the competition; b) each PhD poster presenter will select (with a circle around the poster reference number) his/her choice for the three best posters; c) the vote forms will be put in the urn during the lunch break.
  • The Conference Organizing Committee will announce the winners during the Closing Session.
  • Winners will receive a diploma.

Poster and Travel Logistics:

  • Students should consult with their advisor and/or Focus Area coordinator regarding repayment of the costs involved in printing the poster.
  • For recommendations on which printers may be appropriate to print your poster, please consult the MPP Coordination Office. Contact Mr. Miguel Carvalho at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 21 841 9844.
  • Students and Principal Investigators should consult with their Focus Area coordinator regarding repayment of the costs involved in traveling to Lisbon.