Presentation Format

Podium Presentation

Presentation Length

Each presentation will be allocated a 13 minute slot. Actual presentations must not exceed 10 minutes leaving 3 minutes for questions. Timing will be strictly enforced so please ensure that you have rehearsed the timing of your talk beforehand.

Podium presentations will also have an associated poster presentation of 90 minutes, therefore additional details can be given at that time.

With the agreement of the presenter, each podium presentation will be recorded and posted on the MICCAI 2012 web site after the meeting. 


 Useful recommendations to prepare a presentation can be found on this web site .

Speaker Ready Room and Slides Upload

We require speakers to upload their slides at our dedicated Speaker Ready Room one day before their presentation.

Presentation Format

The preferred formats are PowerPoint and Adobe PDF. Computers with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 will be available for the podium presentations. Presenters should preferably use the conference system and not their own laptop to minimize setup time. Keynote presentations available on Mac are not recommended as they would be converted into Powerpoint format.

We request that each presenter upload their presentation as early as possible on the conference computer system. We suggest bringing a copy of all the files including movies on a USB key. If you are including videos in your presentation it is highly recommended you use a standard codec such as Microsoft Video 1 to avoid playback issues. Using the Package for CD option from powerpoint will ensure all media files are copied into one location and file paths are adjusted inside the presentation.

MICCAI 2012 Graphics

Media files may be useful for preparing your slides and promoting the MICCAI society can be found on the Media and Graphics Page .


Poster Presentation

Poster Dimensions

The poster size for MICCAI 2012 is standard A0 Portrait (841mm in width and 1189mm in height). The conference will supply materials for mounting the posters. This size specification must be strictly adhered to in preparation of your posters.

Media and Graphics

Poster templates as well as the Miccai 2012 and the Miccai society logos are available in the "Media and Graphics" section of the Miccai 2012 website for your convenience.


Posters will stay up throughout the entire conference. The conference will supply materials for mounting the posters. They can be mounted Monday the 1st or Tuesday morning before the conference starts (from 8:00am, October 2nd). They have to be withdrawn Thursday end of afternoon (from 17:00, October 4th). Non-withdrawn posters will be thrown away.


In addition to normal poster displays, each poster presenter will have an exclusive access to a large screen (42 inches, VGA connector) during the 90 minutes of the corresponding poster session. The authors must bring their own laptop to show additional materiel (video or software demonstration).

Poster Identifier

Each poster will have a unique identifier, which is available from the Full Conference Program. It is built from the presentation day (Tu, We or Th), the poster session (1 or 2), and the location identifier made of the room name (Ag for Agora or Mu for Muses) and a number (1 to 42). Please refer to the rooms' layout.

Poster Teaser

Authors of a MICCAI 2012 paper have the possibility to produce a short presentation of their work to be used as a poster teaser. This presentation is a great opportunity to attract more attention to your poster.

Please prepare a 1 slide presentation of your poster using the following template. It can include videos up to 30 seconds. It will be played with PowerPoint 2010 on Windows, codecs must be chosen accordingly. When designing the slide, we recommend to favour visual content over text, while keeping it self-contained.

You will be able to upload your teaser on the MICCAI submission system (select "Modify the final version") at your earliest convenience and before August 31st, 2012.

All teasers will be shown during the three days of the conference on 46 large screens in the convention center. Best teasers will be displayed before the opening ceremony.

By uploading their teaser, authors agree that it will remain available on the web site of the conference after its end.

There is also the possibility to upload a video poster presentation of up to 5 minutes to be posted on the MICCAI website after the conference: detailed instructions are provided in the following section.


Online video presentations for poster papers

Following the success of the last  ICCV 2011, poster authors have the possibility to produce a 5 minute video presentation of their work (this is not mandatory!). This video should be uploaded before until Sept 30  (23:59 PST, Pacific Standard Time) from  the MICCAI submission system  following the guidelines below.

Oral presentations will be taped at the conference, in as far as authors agree. The idea is to have those videos - for orals and posters - online after MICCAI, as a lasting, lively presentation of the work.

Here are the guidelines for poster videos:  

  • We accept video files of maximally 5 minutes long. Everything beyond 5 minutes, will be cut automatically.
  • We accept frame rates of maximally 30Hz. Higher rates will be automatically reduced to 30Hz by frame drop.
  • We accept images sizes of maximally 720x576. Larger sizes will be subsampled automatically.
  • We accept mono or stereo sound of samplerate maximally 44kHz. Otherwise, only the first two channels will be used and the sample rate reduced to 44kHz.
  • We accept all video formats which play in an unmodified VLC ( version 1.1.11. Sequences needing other/additional video or audio codecs are discarded.
  • We accept no files larger than 100MB.
  • We will not 'improve' the video or 'audio', so no contrast corrections, edge enhancements, noise reductions, sound level corrections etc. will be performed. 

 We refrain from specifying any guidelines with respect to content, except that you have to keep legal restrictions in mind (e.g. do not add music which you are not entitled to distribute). Obviously, just video-taping your poster would add little value. Up to you to make the best use of the video medium; have fun!


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