Presenter Resources – How to & FAQ
(Updated May 2017)
|Abstract Proposal Submissions Open||February|
|Proposal Submissions Close||Extended May 22|
|Approved Presenters Notified||June 5|
|Presenters Accept or Decline||June 7|
|First Draft of Paper and/or Slide Deck Due||June 25|
|Final Paper and/or Slide Deck Due||August 1|
|Video-Taped Presentation Due||August 20|
|Updated Slide Desk Posted||Sept. 10|
|Welcome Reception for Presenters||Oct. 8|
PNSQC values practical information that can be applied immediately in the software engineering field. As a practitioner’s conference attendees expect to use the information from your presentation to bring back to their workplace following the conference. The primary presenter gets a waived fee for the two-day technical conference. The costs for any workshops attended, however, is not covered and the presenter should expect to pay for any workshops they wish to take.
We also consider taking into account the topic of your presentation and relationship to past conferences. The program committee also prepares for inevitable by selecting backup presenters in case there is a cancellation.
If you are new to writing technical papers, you may want to check out these for help getting started.
Copyright law allows presenters “fair use” of previous works. As long as the presenter follows normal writing style guidelines, there shouldn’t be an issue. PNSQC suggest the Chicago Manual of Style (see the PNSQC Template (doc) or PNSQC Template (pptx) for additional details). More care needs to be taken with songs, poems, and other “artistic” works. The presenter should take care when using these in either the paper or the presentation, especially if using the ‘whole’ item (e.g. a complete poem). The presenter should check with the source to make sure that appropriate permissions are obtained prior to publishing the paper/presentation. PNSQC received a notice of copyright infringement after publishing a presenter’s presentation that included a poem. The settlement cost several thousand dollars. Presenter’s, by confirming that they will develop and present a paper, also confirm acceptance of the PNSQC Presenter Content Agreement that indemnifies PNSQC from claims arising from copyright issues. We suggest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law #Fair_use_and_fair_dealing as a starting point for presenters looking for more information on fair use and copyright issues.
CMT is a conference management services provide by Microsoft. PNSQC uses this system to manage the review of presentations and technical papers. We have an illustrated step-by-step guide to CMT for your reference. Once your proposal is accepted you will be directed to the CMT system and you will have to create an account to begin the review process.
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