Poster Submissions

Poster Submissions for CppCon 2017

CppCon is pleased to announce its second Poster Session, with the objective of fostering conversation around the multitude of exciting projects, approaches, design patterns, and integrations in which the C++ community is engaged.

Who Should Submit?

You. If you have something interesting to share with the C++ community, then consider presenting a poster.

The Purpose is to Get the Conversation Going!

We invite poster submissions that report on measurable work (e.g. implementation, benchmarking, technical analysis, etc.) done by the presenting team. The work must have a strong C++ focus. Examples of such contributions include:

  • Report/demo of a C++ library written by the presenters, and the problems it addresses.
  • A comparative survey on C++ tools (e.g. profilers/testing tools).
  • A new approach or design pattern to known use cases.

We are open to any topic that will be of interest to a mainstream C++ audience. Here are some ideas:

  • C++11/14/17
  • C++ libraries and frameworks of general interest
  • ISO standardization proposals
  • Parallelism/multi-processing
  • Concepts and generic programming
  • Functional programming
  • High performance computing
  • Software development tools, techniques, and processes for C++
  • Practical experiences using C++ in real-world applications
  • Industry-specific perspectives: mobile and embedded systems, game development, high performance trading, scientific programming, robotics, etc.

We are happy to accept high quality work in progress and late-breaking work. We also welcome CppCon session speakers to submit a poster to supplement their talk, or to give their talk greater visibility. The poster and talk title must be the same.

 

Submission Process

Submissions should consist of an abstract no longer than three pages, containing the following sections:

  • Introduction (required): Title and brief overview of what the poster reports on.
  • Relevance (required): Why the work is interesting, and what problems it addresses.
  • Discussion (required): Technical description of the presented topic.
  • Completion Status (required): Work that has been completed, and work that is expected to be completed before the poster presentation at CppCon.
  • Supporting Material: If applicable, results and references to work, for example, GitHub.

Poster presenters must also include full contact information and a brief biography.

Poster submissions must be made by e-mailing your abstract and contact information to the Poster Chair, Bob Steagall, at posters@cppcon.org with the subject “Poster: [submitter(s) last name(s)]”. The following formats will be accepted:

  • as text in the body of the email
  • as a single PDF attachment
  • as a single MS Word .doc/.docx attachment.

After sending your submission, you’ll receive an acknowledgement e-mail. All submissions will undergo a peer review process.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact the Poster Chair.

 

Poster Format

Size: We recommend abiding by the guidelines for standard poster sizes, specified here . It is up to the presenting team which standard size they wish to opt for.

Content: A successful poster will have the following components:

  • Names and contact information for the author(s).
  • A clear and concise title.
  • An abstract/summary, outlining what the poster addresses.
  • Technical description of the presented topic.
  • Results and/or conclusions of the completed work, if applicable.
  • Links to results, code samples, github repos, urls that provide more information, when applicable. We strongly suggest using QR codes to embed and display links.

You may find resources such as this helpful in creating your poster. Ultimately, be creative and expressive, and have fun.

Poster Presentation

Posters will be presented to CppCon attendees during the reception, held on September 24, 2017. At least one presenter per poster is expected to be on site before and during the reception to set up and present the poster. For greater visibility, presenters may optionally list additional times at which they will be available next to their poster.

Posters will officially be presented to a jury during the conference week. Details to be announced.

Awards

To encourage high-quality submissions, CppCon will host a poster competition with awards. Details will be announced at a later date.

Presenter Registration

Accepted poster presentations will have their conference registration fee refunded (one presenter per poster).

Further financial assistance is available to students/academics. Details are provided on request of the Poster Chair.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 23, 2017
Decision notifications by: August 14, 2017
Program available online: August 28, 2017

For a chronological view of all the key conference dates, refer to the CppCon Timeline.