Poster Abstract Submission


Important information

Deadline: September 25, 2017 at 11:59PM

Please make sure to review and understand the short guidelines below before proceeding, as the terms have changed for the year 2017.

If reusing a poster, it is encouraged to have an updated abstract since all abstracts will be published online. Please let us know if you do not want your abstract to be online.

If your work has appeared or will appear soon in publications of any format, remember to acknowledge the corresponding entities.

Submit your abstract

Submission Guidelines


Poster Session

A research-focused student and post-doc poster session will be held at the annual Missouri Informatics Symposium at the University of Missouri–Columbia on April 4th and 5th. The poster session provides an opportunity for students to showcase their on-going or completed research, display their knowledge and network with peers, faculty, and industry audiences.

Poster Abstract (250 words)

An abstract must be submitted for each poster and at least one presenter must register for the symposium to present the poster. Abstracts may be no longer than 250 words. Abstract submissions are due by September 25 at 11:59PM through EasyChair. The content of abstracts should be approved by presenters' advisors and co-authors before submission. If reusing a poster, it is encouraged to have an updated abstract since abstracts may be published online. Please let us know if you do not want your abstract to be published online. If your work has appeared or will appear soon in publications of any format, remember to acknowledge the corresponding entities.

Poster Displays

Posters should be no larger than 48x48 inches. Poster boards and easels will be available on October 9th and 10th. All posters should be set up before the Opening Ceremony on Monday morning and should be removed after the event's conclusion on Tuesday afternoon. Presenters are required to show up during the poster sessions to present the posters.

Oral Presentations

In addition to being available to discuss your poster during poster session times, each presenter will be assigned a time when they will give a short oral presentation of their poster topic in the auditorium. The Poster Session Committee will be in contact with poster presenters to assign times and collect PowerPoint presentations for these oral presentations.

Poster Printing

You are welcome to print your posters as either a large poster or multiple smaller pieces. Posters should be printed by presenters before the event. If you plan to have large scale posters, there are several places on the University of Missouri campus that have large format plotters or printers, such as Ellis Library.

Judged Competition

Posters will be reviewed for scientific rigor and significance to Informatics. The posters will be judged by a panel of faculty judges and prizes awarded to the best entries/presentations. The judges will listen to a brief presentation and select the winning posters based on the quality and effectiveness of the poster and presentations as well as research impact. Eligible for the poster competition are undergraduate students, graduate master and doctoral students, and post-docs.