How to prepare your presentation / poster for the MSE?


  • All rooms will be equipped with a presentation notebook, projector and presenter.
  • Please prepare your presentation as a Power Point presentation and bring it with you on a USB stick. Alternatively, it is also possible to prepare your presentation as a PDF document.
  • There is no recommendation for the best slide size as the rooms are equipped with different projectors. (4:3 as well as 16:9 can be displayed).
  • It is also possible to use your own notebook for the presentation. However, we do not recommend this due to possible errors in the display, e.g. due to plugging and different resolutions between the presentation notebook and your notebook.
  • A technical assistant will be on site in each room to help you transfer your presentation to the presentation notebook.
  • Please be in the lecture room at least 15 minutes before the start of your session so that the presentation can be copied to the presentation notebook and tested again.
  • Larger rooms will also use a microphone system.
  • The time for presentations are as follows:
    • Plenary Lecture: 30 minutes 
    • Keynote Lecture: 30 minutes including 5 min. of discussion
    • Highlight Lecture: 15 minutes including 3 min. of discussion
    • Lecture: 15 minutes including 3 min. of discussion

Oral Poster

  • An oral poster contains, in addition to exhibiting a poster, a short presentation of 3 minutes within a symposium.
  • In addition to your printed DIN A0 poster, please also prepare a short presentation of a maximum of three slides.
  • For more information on how to prepare your presentation or poster, please see the information above and below.


  • Please prepare your poster in DIN A0 format (upright) and bring it with you to MSE 2018 in printed form.
  • The poster walls will be sorted by topic and marked with the corresponding poster numbers.
  • We provide you with mounting material for mounting your poster. Please DO NOT use your own mounting material.
  • The times for putting up the posters are:
    • Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 18:00 - 20:00 o'clock
    • Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 8:00 - 12:00 o'clock
  • The times for putting down the posters are:
    • Friday, 28th September 2018, from 14:30 o'clock
  • There are no special templates for the design of your poster. You are completely free in the design.
  • During the poster evening (Wednesday, September 26, 2018 18:00 - 22:00 o'clock) we ask you to stand by your poster to answer questions about your poster to other MSE participants.
  • A jury will review all posters on-site and evaluate them according to pre-defined criteria. The winners will be announced at the MSE Party (Thursday, September 27, 2018, 19:00 - 23:00). We ask all poster authors to be on site.