Thinking on those researchers directly related with the conference topics but unable to attend the conference personally (usually due to insufficient funding to cost all the conference expenses: travel, accommodation, registration, etc.), a Virtual Participation mode has been established, with the same validity than the physical one.
These researchers will be able to prepare a virtual presentation to be presented at the participation online platform: Voice Thread
With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected from anywhere in the world at any time and shared in one place, all with no software to install.
Virtual participants can submit/ present only one abstract at the conference. Once the abstract is accepted for virtual presentation and the presenting author is registered under the virtual registration mode, it is time to prepare the virtual presentation. You are recommended to read the following instructions before preparing your virtual presentation for the conference:
You can prepare the presentation using Power Point or similar software, or video recordings. There are not restrictions in the number of slides for virtual presentations, but try to keep the appearance of your slides as simple and consistent as possible. Excessive use of animations is not advised. Videos can be as long as authors like. All usual video formats will be accepted.
You will have to submit your virtual presentation to the conference secretariat no later than 22 March 2017.
Your presentation will be uploaded on Voice Thread
All participants will be able to see and comment the presentations in 5 different ways: using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
From 28 March to 7 April 2017, you will be requested to actively participate in the discussion of the different works which will be presented this way. You will be requested to make 3 comments or questions at least on the rest of presentations related to your research field. You will also be requested to answer the comments or questions that other participants could make about your work (you would be alerted about this by email)
After the conference, the virtual participants will receive hard copies of:
- The certificate of work presentation (under the virtual participation mode)
- Book of abstracts