Poster Submissions

Poster Submissions for CppCon

CppCon’s Poster Session has the objective of fostering conversation around the many exciting projects, approaches, design patterns, and creative work 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.  Student attendees are also highly encouraged to submit a poster proposal.

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.

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

  • Modern C++ (C++11 and beyond)
  • C++ libraries and frameworks of general interest
  • Practical experiences using C++ in real-world applications
  • Industry-specific perspectives: scientific programming, high performance trading, mathematical libraries, mobile and embedded systems, game development, robotics, etc.
  • Report/demo of a C++ library written by the presenters, and the problems it addresses
  • A new approach or design pattern to known use cases
  • ISO standardization proposals
  • Parallelism/multi-processing
  • Concepts and generic programming
  • Functional programming
  • High performance computing
  • Software development tools, techniques, and processes for C++ (for example, profilers/testing tools)

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 via the form available here.  Please note that your abstract/summary and accompanying information must be in a single PDF attachment, as indicated in the submission form.

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, URL’s 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 as part of the the conference registration reception, held during the opening night of the conference. 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.


To encourage high-quality submissions, CppCon will host a poster competition with awards. Details will be announced closer to the start of the conference.

Presenter Registration

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

Further financial assistance is available to students, academics, and individuals without employer sponsorship for travel and lodging expenses.  Details are provided upon request to the Poster Chair.  Please note that this assistance is again only provided to one presenter per poster.

Important Dates

Submissions open: 17 June 2024
Submission deadline: 28 July 2024
Decision notifications by: 12 August 2024

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