TYPES OF ACTIVITIES ORGANIZED BY THE CONGRESS

While this Congress, with 20 main themes and more than 300 sub-themes, can cover many kinds of activities, we give here some guidelines about the types of activities that can be expected in IEEE ARGENCON 2020.

PAPER PRESENTATION

Is the oral presentation of an accepted paper. The presenter must be one of the authors of the article. This presentation, however, may have more than one presenter. It is usually supported with a slide show, and has a short duration, in ARGENCON each paper presentation will last 20 minutes: the first 15 minutes are for the presentation itself, and the remaining 5 minutes are reserved for interaction with attendees.

TALK

Is the oral presentation of a subject, in a single session. While it usually involves a slide show, it can also be done without visual media support. It is usually run by a speaker, but it may feature more than one speaker. Its maximum duration does not exceed 50 minutes, but depending on the importance of the subject, it can be extended more time, at the discretion of the organizers.

KEYNOTE

This is a talk given by a person, who has been selected because of his or her outstanding merits, to establish the leading thread of the Congress. It usually involves the exposure to the public of one or two key ideas that define the event. Generally, the keynotes are used after the opening ceremony of the Congress.

PLENARY

It is any activity that is performed without having another in parallel at that time. For example, a plenary conference, for Congress closing, should be held in an important auditorium, since being the only activity at that time, all the attendees of the event will meet there.

COURSE

Is the teaching of formal and theoretical contents, with an average depth, in class format. The speakers usually have full control of it, and the assistants (students of the course) usually adopt a more passive than active role. If a class format is chosen, the trainer transmits knowledge, theories, concepts and conceptual models through the support of digital presentations, manuals, blackboards and books. The duration can be varied, and can last more than one day, covering several sessions.

SEMINAR

It is a meeting where a specific topic is developed in greater depth, which usually covers teaching and updating issues for attendees. That is, it deals with only one subject, but it does so with a significant depth, more than what would be offered in a course. If there are more than one presenter, then is possible to expose individual points of view from a specific area. One of the characteristics of the seminar, unlike the course, is that attendees can initiate discussions on the subject in question. They tend to have less use of laboratories and equipment than that of a workshop. They usually do not usually exceed one day, but may cover several sessions.

WORKSHOP

Is the teaching, in class format, of practical contents based on experience. Conceptually, it would be the equivalent of a course, but with a great emphasis on practical content. Instructors act as guides, who usually impart their contents looking for the easiest way to do it, and the people responsible for learning became the students. The duration can be varied, and can last more than one day, covering several sessions.

DEBATE PANEL

A debate panel consists of a discussion, live or virtual, on a specific topic, among a selected group of panelists who share different perspectives in front of a large audience. The panel is generally facilitated by a “moderator” who guides the panel and the public through the event. The panel comprises 3 to 4 experts or professionals in the field, who share facts, offer opinions and answer questions from the audience, through questions selected by the moderator or taken directly from the attendants. The panel session generally lasts between 60 and 90 minutes.

EXPRESS PRESENTATION (ELEVATOR-PITCH)

The Express Presentation (also known as elevator-pitch) is the mode in which students will present their works. It comprises a single-slide presentation, that is commented by the authors, lasting no more than 90 seconds. It will be a virtual equivalent to a poster physical presentation.