The 17th IEEE International Conference on IC Design and Technology

Guidelines for Speakers

  • For regular papers 10 minutes and invited papers 15 minutes are allocated for presentation. No questions are allowed during the presentation.
  • Please use the ICICDT slide template for the preparation of the slides.
  • The same speaker cannot present more than two papers.
  • Only presentations in Powerpoint or PDF electronic format will be allowed.
  • Please use only standard fonts available in Microsoft Windows in English.
  • The facilities in the lecture halls will be optimized for electronic presentations and each room will be equipped with a beamer and a terminal (PC) to run the presentations.
  • The use of private laptops for the presentation will not be allowed.
  • Transparencies and slides cannot be used.
  • To maximize the impact of your paper, please observe the following guidelines when preparing the slides.

Page Preparation

  1. Use horizontal (landscape) format.
  2. Avoid too much information on a page. Do not use thin lines or small fonts (use font sizes 24 pt).
  3. Use a white background with black or dark colors for the figures and text.
  4. Prepare a title page for your talk.
  5. If a page is used more than once in a presentation, make a duplicate copy.


  1. Begin your talk with an outline of the presentation, including an introduction and conclusion. Put this outline on a slide.
  2. Make clear which part of your talk you are now presenting.
  3. Focus on the most important parts of your work. Emphasize what is new and how it compares with previous work.
  4. The information in each page should be recognizable by the audience in a few seconds.
  5. Don't make too many pages: 8 (15) pages are close to optimum for the 10 (15) minutes allowed.


  1. Upload your presentation to the laptop in the sub-session room 10 minutes before the session start.
  2. Meet the session chairman in the designated lecture hall 10 minutes before the beginning of the first talk in your session.


  1. At the end of each morning or afternonn session there will be a workshop for discussion on the presented papers for which each speacker has to prepare a poster.
  2. The maximum size of the poster has to be A0 portrait (vertical).
  3. The layout and format of the poster is free.