ISTC 2021

International Symposium on Topics in Coding 2021

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will consist of a pre-recorded video (maximum of 15 minutes) followed by a live Q&A. One author will be required to be present to answer questions during the live Q&A.

The video should comprise a brief introduction of the presenter with a webcam, if desired, followed by voice over the presentation slides. The presentation slides (identical or similar to the one used in the long video) are kept handy by the live session manager and the session chair. The slides can be shared on the screen while answering questions during the live Q&A. We recommend recording the presentation using Zoom, available on most platforms.

The video must be prepared according to the specifications below. Please also make sure that the first image in the video includes the title of the paper, the authors, and a mention of ISTC 2021.

Once your video is ready, you will be required to upload your video as well as the slides (in PDF format) to the ISTC online platform.

Video specifications

Tips for preparing your video

There are several video conferencing tools available to easily record a presentation. In this method, you can show your face via webcam (if you’d like) and display your slides as you talk. You can use any meeting software as long as you get a good quality recording. Here are some links to instructions on recording a meeting on common platforms:

Uploading your video and your slides

Videos should be uploaded to YouTube in “unlisted” mode. This means that only people in possession of the exact link can access the video. For step-by-step instructions on how to upload your video, please see this tutorial.

Once your video has been uploaded to YouTube in unlisted mode, send an email to with the following information:

Please send all your material by August 22 at the latest (earlier if possible).

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will take place in a Gather.Town virtual environment, which allows to replicate the one-on-one iteractions that would occur in person. Posters should be prepared as PDF files in A0 format with a landscape orientation.

Please send us your poster by emailing with the following details:

Please send all your material by August 22 at the latest (earlier if possible).