The symposium will consist of contributed papers presented online in oral and poster sessions. The sessions will be in 4 different time zones in 4-hour sessions spread over the period 1st to the 11th of September. A timetable will be created that best groups the topics and time zones of the presenters.
Oral sessions will be conducted as Zoom webinars. Each oral presentation will be up to 20 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions and answers from the live audience. The oral sessions will be recorded, so delegates can view the talks at a time of their choosing.
The preferred method of oral presentation will be via a Zoom webinar with the presenter controlling the slides by sharing their screen, however a copy of the presentation must also be uploaded to the NIBS website so that the session chairman can show and change the slides in the event of network connection problems. A local telephone number will also be provided to allow speakers and delegates to dial in if required.
Oral presentation files should be either Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF or WMV. Any special content (video, audio etc.) must be embedded in the presentation. All presentation files for oral reports must be uploaded to the NIBS website by the 31 August 2020.
The posters will all be displayed on the NIBS website, and registered delegates will be able to ask questions through a text-based questions and answers system, which will be detailed later. The questions must be answered by the author before the end of the symposium. Poster presentations must be uploaded to the symposium website as either a single A0/A1 page or a 4 page PDF (using the same file naming convention described above) by the 31 August 2020.
The filename of presentation should follow the format: NIBS2020_<number>_<name>, where <number> is the number of the talk, shown in the Symposium Programme and Book of Abstracts, and <name> is the last name of the presenter. For example, the file for John Smith’s talk with number MonO1 should be named NIBS2020_MonO1_Smith.pptx.
Poster and oral discussion sessions are planned to allow the maximum possible interaction between delegates. Delegates will be able to ask for a private Zoom room if they wish to discuss their paper or another delegate’s paper in more detail or to explore opportunities for collaboration etc. If requested, the author will be provided with a Zoom room link where they should wait during their discussion session. The author’s Zoom room links will be published on the NIBS website and delegates will be able to visit the author’s Zoom room for a discussion.
An introductory session will be run on the first day of the symposium for people new to the field. This will consist of an introductory set of lectures about negative ion source physics and technology.