Presenter Instructions

Accepted RSS papers will be presented at the conference via talks, and presenters who will attend in-person will also present a poster on their work.

  • Short Talks: Most talks will be short talks, which are 5 minutes in length followed by a group Q&A session.
  • Long Talks: Award candidate papers will be presented as long talks of 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A.
  • Posters: In-person presenters will present posters at the poster session on the same day as your talk. Posters should fit within the maximum panel dimensions of 60” wide x 40” high. There is no specific template for the posters. You should choose the format that best represents your research work. Fasteners will be provided to pin posters to the foam panels.

To ensure that the presentations go smoothly, we ask Short Talk and all virtual presenters to submit a video of their presentation in advance.

  • In-person presenters: you will be speaking live over the video, so do not record sound except possibly for videos. Please take care to rehearse your talk before setting up the slideshow timing, as you will not be able to change the timing once your presentation is submitted. You can record a movie from a self-advancing sideshow in PowerPoint and Keynote (export as QuickTime and convert to MPEG-4 using Handbrake).
  • Virtual presenters: we hope to minimize the impact of network problems, so your videos should include a sound recording of you presenting your talk, and a video of you speaking in the upper-right corner of the screen. Zoom has convenient functions for you to record such presentations. OBS is another alternative. Please make sure to use a high quality microphone and record in a space with as little background noise and echo as possible.

In-person Long Talk presenters can use their own laptop using HDMI output. However, we strongly suggest that you submit a backup presentation either as an auto-playing video or a slideshow in PowerPoint (pptx) or PDF format. If you opt to use a PowerPoint or PDF you will be able to advance the slideshow manually during the presentation.

Videos and slideshows shall be submitted to

All videos must conform to the following guidelines

  • Duration: No longer than your prescribed presentation length (5 minutes)
  • Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels (1080p)
  • Format: MPEG-4. Please consider encoding in Handbrake with Universal encoding
  • Naming: PaperX.m4v where X is the number of your paper in the proceedings (note that this is not the same as your CMT paper number)
  • Due date: June 20, 2022
  • Revisions can be submitted until June 25, 2022

Long talk backup slideshows must conform to the following guidelines

  • Resolution: widescreen
  • Video embedding: all videos should be embedded and encoded in MPEG-4 H.264 format (e.g., Handbrake Universal)
  • Fonts should be embedded
  • Naming: PaperX.pdf / pptx
  • Due date: June 25, 2022