Instructions for authors

It is our great pleasure to welcome you as a session speaker at 5th International Sclerochronology Conference

Important Information for Oral Presentation

In order to ensure a smooth performance during your oral session, we kindly ask you to consider the following instructions:

  • Time allocated to oral presentations is 15 minutes, please note that this includes set-up and questions. Due to large number of presentations – please keep strictly to these limits.
  • Recomended aspect ratio of slides is 16:9. Other aspect ratios are also supported.
  • Be at the session room 15 minutes before session starts and introduce yourself to the session chairs.
  • Bring your presentation on a USB memory stick in MS-PowerPoint or Adobe PDF formats, and upload it in the Session Room computer no later than 2 hours prior to your session start! You can also bring it earlier, during the coffee/lunch breaks of any days before your presentation. A volunteer will be at your disposal to help you to upload it in the right file in order to find it easily at the time of presentation.
  • In order to avoid any compatibility problems, read carefully the instructions below.

PowerPoint Instructions

  • For MS-PowerPoint presentations, please use the following versions only: PP 97-2003 (*.ppt) or 2007, 2010 to guarantee that it will be opened successfully on the on-site PC
  • We recommend to use the PPT/PPTX format instead of PPS
  • All videos or animations in the presentation must run automatically!


  • We cannot provide support for embedded videos in your presentation; please test your presentation with the on-site PC several hours before your presentation. Generally, the WMV format should work with no difficulties.
  • In case your video is not inserted in MS-PowerPoint, it is possible to have it in other formats – MPEG 2,4, AVI (codecs: DivX, XviD, h264) or WMV. Suggested bitrate for all mpeg4 based codecs is about 1 Mbps with SD PAL resolution (1024x576pix with square pixels, AR: 16/9).


  • Only fonts that are included in the basic installation of MS-Windows will be available (English version of Windows). Use of other fonts not included in Windows can cause wrong layout/style of your presentation.

If you insist on using different fonts, these must be embedded into your presentation by choosing the right option when saving your presentation:

  • Click on “File”, then “Save As”
  • Check the “Tools” menu and select “Embed True Type Fonts”

Important Information for Poster Presentation

The recommended poster size is A0 format: 841 mm width and 1188 mm height.

The poster board is fitted to host a poster of an A0 format. We strongly encourage you to provide a poster of this size and not multiple A3 or A4 individual sheets to fit within A0 size as you will have problems to fix them on the board.

There will be two poster sessions – each lasting two days.
  • Poster Session A (Monday and Tuesday)
    includes thematic Sessions:
    Proxy development: Challenges and Opportunities; Paleoecology and Evolution; Biomineralization; and Growth, Bioenergetics and Ecosystems

  • Poster Session B (Wednesday and Thursday)
    includes following thematic Sessions:
    Environmental Biomonitoring & Entrepreneurship; Fisheries Ecology; Climate and Oceans; and Sclerochronology and Human-Environmental Interactions: Past and present