Session Formats and Levels

Formats

The conference program offers the following formats for contributions:

TypeCharacterTimeApproval criteria
PresentationPowerPoint presentation45 minutes, 15 minutes Q&A includedTechnical contents, product-neutral, strategic focus, new trends and developments
TutorialHands-on presentation,
demo for a large audience
90 minutesTechnical contents, product-neutral, strategic focus, new trends and developments
Short TutorialHands-on presentation,
demo for a large audience
45 minutesTechnical contents, product-neutral, strategic focus, new trends and developments
WorkshopInteractive session
for a limited audience
90 minutesTechnical contents, product-neutral, strategic focus, new trends and developments

The sessions are conducted in English. Presenters should have excellent English language skills.

Presentation

  • Inform the attendees about the topic viewed from different perspectives
  • Lecture followed by a discussion
  • No product presentations or promotion allowed
  • Duration: 45 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion and questions included

Workshop

  • Deal in depth with a specific aspects of a topic
  • Make it interactive
  • Provide advanced assignments, as applicable
  • Provide prerequisites (access to laptop, knowledge of specific tools/languages, and so on)
  • Duration: 90 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion and questions, with a break in between

Levels

Target GroupPrerequisites for AttendingContentsIntended Proportion of all Contributions
Entry LevelNo previous knowledgeBasics, overview, introduction1/4
ProfessionalsPrevious knowledgeAdvanced concepts1/4
ExpertsProfound knowledgeClear focus, details. Information regarding cost benefits, advantages and disadvantages, challenges and solutions1/2

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