Call for Poster Proposals – 2019 Annual Conference

The UT Austin Portugal Program invites researchers / practitioners to submit proposals for posters to be displayed at the Program’s 2019 Conference, which will take place in the city of Braga, on September 20, 2019.


July 29, 2019

Poster Proposal Submission

Scope of this call:

Proposed posters shall highlight research results or research in progress driven either by more fundamental academic goals or by the needs of certain applications sectors and, regardless of their source of funding, cover, at least, one of the five scientific areas of the UT Austin Portugal Program.

Scientific Areas:

– Advanced Computing
– Medical Physics for Emerging Cancer Therapies
– Nanomaterials for New Markets
– Space-Earth Interactions
– Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

How to submit a Poster Proposal:

A one-page proposal in a Word document (reference font size: Times New Roman; minimum font-size: 11 points) should be sent to the following e-mail address with the subject “Poster proposal – UTA PT Conference” and must necessarily include the following information in English:

  • Name, affiliation and short bio of the presenter;
  • Title of the Poster;
  • Core Area (pick one of the Program’s five research areas);
  • Summary of the scientific content of the poster (only plain text with no images or graphics). Mandatory topics to be covered: background (problem/ need / opportunity); methodology; (expected) results; (expected) impact of the research work;
  • Other authors (if applicable).

Please note that at the proposal submission stage, applicants must not send any version of their posters.

Proposal Evaluation

Proposals will be evaluated after July 29 and authors will be notified about the outcome by e-mail between August 5-6, 2019.

Selected authors are required to send, by e-mail, no later than September 10, the definitive version of their A0 posters (file format: .pdf) to the Conference organisers for validation. The e-mail subject must be “PDF Poster – UTA PT Conference – Proposal ID”, i.e., the ID which has been provided by the Conference organisers to the author(s) upon reception of proposal).

Guidelines for creating a Poster

All posters must be A0 (841 x 1189 mm) with portrait orientation. Authors must use the Program’s design template for posters, which will be made available here after the submission period.

Posters should be divided into sections that allow viewers to quickly understand the background (problem/ need / opportunity), the methodology, the results, the impact and / or conclusions of the highlighted research work in few words.

All posters must be produced in English and identify the authors.

Authors will be responsible for printing and bringing their posters on the day of the Conference. The Conference staff will help authors place and remove the posters.

Nevertheless, detailed instructions about these procedures and more will be sent by e-mail to the selected authors closer to the date of the Conference.


Presenters whose proposals have been selected will be automatically registered for the Poster Exhibition and Networking Lunch but not for the Conference.

Presenters and authors wishing to attend the Conference, i.e., the Keynote Speech and one of the Masterclasses, must register here.

Posters will be displayed for the duration of the Conference, but the Poster Exhibition will take place during lunchtime. Presenters are required to stand next to their posters during this period to explain their work and answer questions.

Key Dates

Conference Registration: June 19 – September 15

Call for Poster Proposals: June 19 – July 29

Selection of Posters: July 30 – August 2

Notification of Proposers: August 5-6

Deadline for submission of the final version of Posters (.pdf): September 10

Conference: September 20


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