INET'9821-24 July, Palexpo Conference Center, Geneva Switzerland

The INET'98 Presenters' Page


INET'98 speakers are requested to utilize these guidelines in preparing their materials in order to ensure visibility and limit the possibility of audio-visual problems.



INET'98 Registration opens 07:30am, Monday, 20 July, Palexpo Conference Center, Main Lobby Kiosks, Geneva.

If you HAVE Pre-Registered for the conference, you may pick up your registration materials at the Pre-Registration Counters in the Palexpo Conference Center. The room in which you will present your paper will be advised at the time you pick up your registration materials in Geneva.

If you have NOT Pre-Registered for the conference, you must register prior to 11 July 1998 on the INET'98 Web-site at l. If you are unable to register before 11 July, you may register on-site in Geneva at the "ON-SITE" registration counters. To attend the full INET'98 conference, speakers receive the early member registration rate of $495. If a speaker wishes to attend only the day that they are presenting their paper or panel, the speaker will receive a complimentary "One-Day Badge" good for that day only.


Salle I in the Palexpo Conference Center will be available for speaker preparation from Monday, 07:30am, July 20, through 18:00, Friday, July 24. The room will contain the same computer and audio visual equipment as each session room, plus a copier to allow you to make copies of your handouts.


We ask that you go to your session room in which you will present your paper 15-20 minutes before the start of your session. Make yourself known to your session chair and set up any A/V requirements before the session starts. *** Be aware that you should have already tested your presentation on the equipment in the Speaker Preparation Room, Salle I. ***



The majority of sessions at INET'98, which are made up of paper presentations, as opposed to panels, consist of three papers over a 90-minute period. You should plan your presentation for 20-25 minutes, allowing the remaining time for questions from the audience. A few sessions have only two papers, with some sessions having four papers. In this case, you should plan your presentation time accordingly. There will be a session chair present for each session.


The following audio visual and computer equipment will be provided in each session room:

  • Slide Projector
  • Overhead Projector
  • Overhead Screen 
  • Video Projector with Interface PC MAC
  • Table microphones
  • Podium microphone
  • 1 RJ45
  • 10MB ethernet connection
  • 1 PC
  • 1 MAC

*** If you will be utilizing your laptop computer during your presentation, you are responsible for hooking-up the computer and checking audio/visual compatibility. ***

Both a Windows'95 PC and Apple Macintosh (System 7.5) will be available in each room. They will have current versions of both Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Powerpoint.

We strongly suggest that you preload a safety copy of your presentation on the filer server in the Speaker Preparation Room, Salle I, when you first arrive at the conference.


Overhead Title Slide

  • Speaker name, title and affiliation to be included on the title slide/overhead only. Do not include this information on subsequent slides/overheads.

Overhead Transparencies

  • Simply use heavy black or blue type on the acetate sheets, preferably with a light gray color background.
  • Type should be no smaller than 28 points, with no more than 7 lines of type per sheet.


  • Slides must be mounted in one material - glass mounts are preferred, but plastic is acceptable. Paper mounts may create projection problems.
  • Each slide should contain no more than 7 lines of type.
  • A good type size is 44 points; type should be no smaller than 28 points.

PowerPoint Templates 

  • Each template should contain no more than 7 lines of type.
  • Type should be no smaller than 28 points.


  • Do not use idioms.
  • As you design your presentation, please be sure that your content reflects the description in your paper’s title so that attendees expectations are met.
  • Anticipate questions and prepare responses.
  • State the program objectives first.
  • Support your presentation with audiovisual aids and handouts. Design your handout leaving space for attendees to take notes. Include copies of overhead materials and slides.
  • Encourage and leave sufficient time for questions. Rather than asking, "Are there any questions?" - to get a discussion started, as "How many of you have been faced with a similar situation? How did you handle it? What worked? What didn't?"
  • Summarize your major points.
  • Refer attendees to other resources if further assistance is needed.