Guidance for Chairs of PAKDD 2008
Prior to the beginning of your session:
Please check "Program" on the Web Page in
advance. Your session may consist of long papers (25min talk and
5min discussion), regular papers (17min talk and 3min
discussion) and short papers (12min talk and 3min discussion).
IMPORTANT!!: Please visit the conference
registration desk before your session starts to pick up your
"Ribbon" to indicate that you are a session chair and "Session
Report Sheet" to be filled by you during your session. Please
make sure if you put the "Ribbon" near your name badge.
Please check "On-Site Program Updates" which
will be indicated in front of each session room. You may see any
changes and cancellations to the session you are chairing.
Come to the room approximately 10 minutes
before your session starts, and check if each speaker is in the
room. In addition, confirm the pronunciation of the speaker's
name and affiliation.
If you find any problem of the environments of
your session room, please contact our operation staff who is in
the room. The operation staff is identified by its name badge.
During and after your session:
At the beginning of your session, instruct the
speakers the times allocated to their talks and discussions.
Please keep the session schedule. You are
responsible to maintain the schedule accurately.
Please let all speakers use the microphone
when it is provided. We do not provide any microphone in some
small rooms. Please take care of the speakers not to hide the
screen from the audience.
Remind every speaker their remaining time by
flash cards which will be provided in every session room. The
presentation of a long paper includes 25min talk and 5min
discussion, the presentation of a regular paper includes 17min
talk and 3min discussion, and the presentation of a short paper
includes 12min talk and 3min discussion.
Complete your "Session Report Sheet" and return it to the
registration desk after your session. This sheet is highly
important to check "NO SHOW" presentations and essential to keep
the quality of the presentations in PAKDD.
In case that a presentation ends earlier than the scheduled time
or is a "NO SHOW", use the extra time for discussions among the
audience and yourself. Avoid starting the next presentation
If any presentation is canceled due to some reason including the
"NO SHOW", DO NOT MOVE to the next presentation. Just adjourn
until the scheduled time of the next presentation. This is
ESSENTIAL to make all attendees follow the published/announced
schedule. MAKE SURE to complete the "Session Report Sheet" to
indicate the "NO SHOWS".