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Conference/workshop does not provide for 'poster logistics' - is that normal?

I'm answering from an HCI-related subfield of CS: What you describe - attendees print and bring their posters themselves - is completely normal. While I do not rule out it exists even in my specific ...
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What tried and tested possibilities are there to create a poster without using LaTeX?

In the past, I've found MS Powerpoint to be a very acceptable way to make nice posters since it supports large paper formats and scaling images well. If you need equations, you can make those in a ...
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What tried and tested possibilities are there to create a poster without using LaTeX?

My recommended tool for this is Inkscape. It uses vectorized shapes and is pretty intuitive to work with.
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Is it acceptable to include information in a poster that wasn't in the publication?

If you have new useful information, why not put it on the poster? The paper documents the state of the project at a specific point in time, but you have learned more. It even makes an easy excuse to ...
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Are hand made posters acceptable in Academia?

You should present the best poster you can make It is far easier to make a professionally looking, high quality poster using LaTeX or any other software than by hand-drawing it. However, there are ...
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Logo selection for poster presentation

The logos on your poster should indicate the author's affiliation. Use the logo of the presenting author's university. Never use the organizer, sponsor, or host logo unless you work for them. ...
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At a conference, should I visit other people's posters during my poster session?

It depends on the venue. In a small room, you can easily wander around and get back to your poster quickly if you spot someone interested. In a huge conference hall, if you abandon your poster you may ...
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Are you expected to bring poster presentations to academic conferences?

Usually if you are presenting a poster, it's because you submit a poster abstract to a call for posters, and it is accepted, or submit a paper, and you are informed that it is accepted for a poster ...
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What tried and tested possibilities are there to create a poster without using LaTeX?

Modern HTML + custom CSS works very well, assuming sufficient web-development experience or a good template. Done well, it has significant advantages over the usual "fixed layout" of LaTeX, ...
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If the poster gets a prize, who gets it, the person presenting it or the first author?

A prize is typically given for both content and presentation of a work, so a typical fair way to handle prize money, whether for poster or paper, is to offer to split it evenly amongst all of the co-...
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Why is it important to specify your source of funding in published papers and posters?

Several reasons. Conflicts of Interest. If you're doing climate change research that's funded by The Society of People Who Think Global Warming is Poppycock, you need to mention this. Organizations ...
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Conference/workshop does not provide for 'poster logistics' - is that normal?

A conference, or workshop where the posters are printed for you is very exceptional. It sounds reasonable to print all posters for the presenters locally but you can print posters much cheaper at ...
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My poster didn't win the "best poster award", is it desperate to ask the committee about an evaluation of my poster quality?

At some conferences all posters are evaluated and all participants receive some feedback. If you've received none it's likely that there is none to send you. You could politely ask the organizers if ...
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Declining an offer to present a poster instead of a paper

I don't think you actually need a reason to decline. Saving the work for submission elsewhere is perfectly reasonable in any case. All you need to reply is "No, thank you". Posters are good for ...
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Which institution's logo to add to research poster when research was done at institution different to main affiliation as student?

If both institutions have supported your project, you should acknowledge both in your poster. To save space, you have a variety of options: Make the logos smaller by scaling them. If available, use ...
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Unintentionally Left Out Authors

It is what it is, at least as far as the official program is concerned -- tell the missing author about it and apologize. What's more important in practice is that all authors are listed on the ...
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At a conference, should I visit other people's posters during my poster session?

Someone should probably stay by your poster throughout. If there is no one there it won't generate much of any interest. Posters are seldom so self explanatory that people will gain much without a bit ...
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What tried and tested possibilities are there to create a poster without using LaTeX?

I often use Adobe InDesign. InDesign isn't an introductory program, but I don't find it to be hard to use to do simple things like arrange text and color boxes. Universities often have copies ...
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Are hand made posters acceptable in Academia?

I am two days away from a poster presentation. I opted to write mine in Latex because a poster in Latex looks professional. If you are totally confident that your content is so striking that no-one ...
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Why would the organizers of an online conference ask poster presenters not to include any URLs or hyperlinks in their poster?

The organizers of a conference generally need to put restrictions on the amount of content presenters can communicate to their audience. For example, talks cannot go over time, a poster has specified ...
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Are you expected to bring poster presentations to academic conferences?

Am I expected to be at the conference the entire time, or just for my talk? Many people arrive late, skip sessions, and/or leave early. However there are several reasons to minimise this: You can ...
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Is it acceptable to include information in a poster that wasn't in the publication?

I don't see any issues with it at all. The latest information is probably most useful to anyone interested. Some people will want to withhold some new actual results for a future paper of course, but ...
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Conference/workshop does not provide for 'poster logistics' - is that normal?

Hello from the biology field! It's very common for us to print our own posters (I've actually never seen a conference where they do that for you, although I'm sure they do exist somewhere). I wanted ...
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My poster didn't win the "best poster award", is it desperate to ask the committee about an evaluation of my poster quality?

No, it’s neither impolite nor desperate. In the eyes of any reasonable person I don’t think it will imply anything negative about you at all. There is a possibility however that the committee won’t ...
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Poster orientation: Landscape or portrait (horizontal or vertical)?

While I am not aware of field-specific differences, my personal experience leads me to believe that landscape is likely to be better for conveying information than portrait. The reasons for this are: ...
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My results are different from my original poster title now. How I should prepare the poster?

Of course you shouldn't pretend that the result is still significant, when you know now that it isn't. As you have noted, that would certainly be unethical. Prepare your poster using the results that ...
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Oral vs Poster vs Workshop. Which is the most prestigious in the context of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence?

0. Invited/plenary talk at the main conference 1. Paper in the main proceedings with an oral presentation 2. Paper in the main proceedings with a poster presentation 3. Everything else Having a ...
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Logo selection for poster presentation

Well, I'm against the overusage of logos, especially sponsor logos. There is already a big trend of forcing sponsor logos everywhere, including peer reviewed articles. So please, do not support logo ...
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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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