Conference posters guidelines

In addition to the traditional competitive and interactive papers, we welcome posters to any of the conference tracks to be presented in a dedicated poster session. The poster session at EIBA 2017 is designed to push early-stage work towards high-impact contributions.

Here presenters will exhibit the poster they prepared in a large poster hall where all conference participants have the chance to walk by and engage in a fruitful conversation.

Additionally and to provide the best possible experience to poster presenters, we have secured a large number of senior scholars who agreed to give feedback during the poster session.

There will be no activities parallel to the poster session. This means many additional scholars will be interested in discussing your ideas.

Participants who will present their poster at this session will receive a regular attendance mention in the conference booklet and are considered “active participants”. The abstracts of presented posters will be published in the conference proceedings.



Unless you have previously submitted a paper to EIBA which has then been accepted as a poster, all poster submissions are to be made to the poster track in the submission system. We welcome papers in all areas of IB.

The submission deadline for posters has been extended to Monday, September 11th, 2017.

Submissions must conform to the following guidelines:

  • The submission format for posters are extended abstracts of maximum 1,500 words (including references and other appendices). Submissions exceeding this threshold will be rejected without exception.
  • Additionally, in the submission system you will be asked to summarize your poster in a short submission abstract (max 200 words). While this seems redundant, it is a prerequisite for the EIBA proceedings in which all poster abstracts will be published as well.
  • Please make sure you remove ALL information from the abstract which might reveal your identity.
  • All abstracts should be prepared in Adobe pdf.
  • Please make sure the extended abstract outlines the research gap, its relevance, the theoretical basis, intended method, and (if existing) preliminary results.


Content, layout and presentation of the actual poster

Please make sure the poster you bring to Milan fulfills the following criteria:

  • Poster size is A0 (841×1189 mm)
  • All text on the poster is in English
  • The poster is printed in portrait, not landscape format
  • Print of title, authors, and affiliations is 3 cm, 2 cm, and 1 cm tall, respectively
  • Poster contains contact information of the main author
  • Poster is made from material that is easy to fix to posterboard with push pins
  • All materials on the poster should be easily readable from more than 1 m away

For the presentation of your project and discussion with viewers, it is helpful if you prepare a 5 minutes presentation and bring business cards as well as sketch paper, sticky notes, pens, and markers for discussion.


Preparing your poster

In general, posters should be self-supporting. The presenter should only need to supplement or discuss particular points after inquiry. Make sure your poster is structured logically, from top to bottom or with a similar easy-to-follow logical structure. Please remember that people with diverse backgrounds and differing interests may be viewing your poster at the same time. Try to be as concise and brief as possible. Illustrations, graphics, and figures greatly increase readability. Make use of them extensively and minimize narrative and long paragraphs. Bullet lists are also a concise and effective way to communicate a series of points. An excellent poster is designed to:

  • Attract attention
  • Provide a concise overview of the key points of your work
  • Initiate discussion

These steps are good practice in preparing a poster. Following them will help you get the most out of the poster session at EIBA, particularly if this is the first time you are participating in such a session.

  1. Create several initial sketches of the poster layout
  2. Choose the best layout and make a full-size draft (e.g. on a whiteboard)
  3. Have colleagues or peers give feedback on the poster draft
  4. Design final version and review digital version using a projector
  5. Print final version

Please note that it is the authors’ responsibility to put the poster up in the designated poster area at EIBA 2017 (and take it down at the end of the session).


The submission deadline has expired.