Winter School 2017 will have a virtual poster session running throughout the conference. All posters will be done in the format of single figure presentations (SFP's) and will be available to download from the forum. On the forum, there will be an opportunity to submit questions and have discussions with the presenters. You can see an example SFP when logged in to the site.
The three best SFP's (student and post-doc category) will be awarded a lecture spot in the 2018 edition of Winter School.
Single figure presentations are a single image file, similar to traditional printed posters at a conference but should be concise and convey one clear point. They can be a very easy and efficient way to condense a large amount of information in a way that can be processed more quickly than something like an academic paper.
However, in order to make a good SFP, there are several points to consider.
- The audience – are there any specialist terms specific to your subfield being used without explanation? Are all acronyms explained?
- Is there sufficient text to explain any figures? – One big difference between a traditional conference poster and an online SFP is that you will not be there to explain your work so the audience must be able to understand it just by reading
Read this article by Henry Rzepa for a more in-depth elaboration on nano-publications such as SFP's.