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Is it plagiarism if someone attends your talk and then writes a paper about your ideas?

The whole purpose of conferences and talks is to disseminate ideas and knowledge. In some sense, if you had published on the topic and someone else picked up the ideas and used them in a different ...
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Is it plagiarism if someone attends your talk and then writes a paper about your ideas?

It is plagiarism if they present your ideas as their own. If they give you credit in some way then it isn't plagiarism, even if it isn't very courteous. Plagiarism is about the proper attribution of ...
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How do I prepare a slide talk presentation for conference in mathematics?

Having given loads of presentations, scientific and non-scientific, here a a few nuggets for you to consider figure out who you want the talk to be for: to the famous mathematician in the room you ...
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How do I prepare a slide talk presentation for conference in mathematics?

It's important to remember that a talk is not a paper. Is it normal for people to avoid proofs of their main results? Yes, though it depends on subfield, and it is especially common in a 20 minute ...
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How do I prepare a slide talk presentation for conference in mathematics?

My favorite advice comes from Cosma Shalizi (his background is in statistics and physics, but the advice applies equally well to mathematics talks): ...do not overload your audience, and do not even ...
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How important is it to present your paper yourself?

Congratulations on having your paper accepted! I wouldn't worry too much about presenting the paper yourself. Conferences are a good way to broaden your network, but missing one in one year won't be ...
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Should bullet points be used on research posters

Bullet points are a tool and like any tool it can be used well and it can be used poorly. Bullet points are great for displaying an unordered list of items. This is not saying that the order in which ...
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How important is it to present your paper yourself?

On a few occasions where coauthors of mine gave talks about our joint papers, I heard later from colleagues who were there that my coauthors said extremely positive things about me and how essential ...
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How do I prepare a slide talk presentation for conference in mathematics?

Regarding the specific questions: A 20 minute talk needs to be incredibly focused; there is not much time. Normally, explaining your results and they context they fit into will take all your time, and ...
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How do I prepare a slide talk presentation for conference in mathematics?

Is it normal to avoid numberings of theo, lem, prop etc ? Many already answered that it's normal, but I'd like to add something on why. Numbering theorems and equations is useful only when you want ...
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How do I prepare a slide talk presentation for conference in mathematics?

Your first example is a talk about Belyi maps, and it uses the function f(x)=3x^2-2x^3 as a running example. If I were giving a 20 minute talk on that work, I would structure it as a talk about the ...
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Is it plagiarism if someone attends your talk and then writes a paper about your ideas?

The National Science Foundation Research Misconduct regulation defines plagiarism as the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results or words without giving appropriate credit. I cite ...
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How do I prepare a slide talk presentation for conference in mathematics?

A 20 minute talk is best thought of as an ad for your paper. The goal is simply to state the main result and for the audience to understand what the statement means and why it matters. This requires ...
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How important is it to present your paper yourself?

There are a lot of reasons for attending conferences in your field, but personally presenting a paper is probably pretty ephemeral. You might get noticed. Sure. But the more important consideration is ...
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Does Springer publish conference proceedings for free?

In general, they publish for free, unless the Open Access option is used (either by the editors of a proceedings volume or by the authors of one particular paper in a proceedings volume). Their ...
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Presenting at a conference with no results

It is definitely fine to present what you have worked on thus far. Are you sure that you will have no results at all (even small steps) that you couldn't frame as part of a pilot study for your main ...
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Presenting at a conference with no results

Yes, it is acceptable to present what you've done, even if it doesn't quite reach a finished result. If you've done something, though, I doubt you actually have no results. Try to reframe what you've ...
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It there a non-academic job that reviews conference or journal submissions?

The answer is yes, and here's an example from Enago. Why wait for months to get feedback on your manuscript? Get a professional peer review in just 7 days! Our experts will thoroughly review your ...
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Should bullet points be used on research posters

I have a strong opinion on this: A: Don't use bullet points they just add visual noise with no gains. General comment on: "suggested to replace any longer paragraphs with bullet points," ...
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Should bullet points be used on research posters

I fully agree to @mlk: A poster is not a paper on a wall. It's a completely different format. Maybe the #BetterPoster approach is a good inspiration for what you should focus on... It uses a magnitude ...
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How to find conferences based on locations

You could look at student sites of professional societies or ask the question in specific student information fora of these. Other students might have recommendations not just on places but also on ...
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Professors and Postdocs - attending conferences throughout the semester

The problems that can arise involve teaching schedules and lab management. The latter can usually be handled for some days by delegating to subordinates. For teaching, however, there are a couple of ...
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Is it plagiarism if someone attends your talk and then writes a paper about your ideas?

Reach out to them and ask them to cite your paper, as you suspect to be the source of one of their ideas. As you know their paper exists, you have to cite them as well. Less because it is their idea, ...
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When a name should be on a paper as an author in computer science?

Generally speaking, all authors need to contribute to the intellectual content of the paper. They all need to, somehow, be involved in its writing, if nothing more than approving what is written or ...
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