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03 - 06 July 2017, Manchester, UK


Contributed speakers have been allocated 15 minutes for presentations including up to 3 minutes for questions from the audience.
If you have been allocated a Flash Talk, you have 5 minutes for your presentation including 1 minute for change over.

In order to keep the sessions running to schedule and allow questions from the audience it is very important to ensure presentations are within the allotted time.

Your Presentation

Only PowerPoint presentations are accepted. Please note that only single projection will be available.

Do not include live links to the Internet. If you wish to show web pages use screen shots within your PowerPoint presentation.

Presentations will be saved and run from a computer in the session room. You will still be in control of moving your slides back and forth.

All presentations should be based on the submitted abstract as accepted by the Programme Committee.

Room set-up for mmc2017 is theatre style. All rooms are equipped with a lectern, microphone, projector, screen, remote control, laser pointer and laptop with PowerPoint.

There will be an AV technician on hand in each lecture theatre to control the roaming microphones for questions from the audience and to assist you should you need it.

Speakers' Room at Manchester Central

There will be a speaker’s room situated close to the main entrance of Manchester Central, where the AV company will be on hand to help load presentations and answer any technical queries about talks. Please do not hesitate to visit the Speakers’ Room or ask one of the AV technicians for assistance should you need it during the conference.


Monday 3 July: 1600 – 1800

Tuesday 4 July: 0800 – 1800

Wednesday 5 July: 0800 – 1800

Thursday 6 July: 0800 – 1400

Please bring your USB memory stick with your presentation on and back-up copy to the speakers’ room at least 30 minutes in advance of your talk but preferably either in the morning before your talk in the afternoon or the day before, if possible, for a morning presentation, so that this can be loaded onto the computer in the lecture theatre. You will be in control of moving the slides back and forth.


In order to fit on the poster boards, your poster should be printed size A0 (841mm x 1189mm) and be in Portrait orientation.

All poster presentations should be based on the submitted abstract as accepted by the Programme Committee.

Location & Displaying your Poster

Posters will be displayed in the designated Poster Village at the rear of the Exhibition Hall.

Poster boards will be organised by symposia, session and then alphabetically by lead author.

Boards will be clearly marked to indicate the session and the poster number, which will correspond to the poster list in the conference programme you receive at registration. You will need to check the programme on arrival to find out your poster number. If you have any difficulties, a member of the mmc2017 team will be available to assist you.

You will be given Velcro to affix your poster to the board. Please do not use pins or staples which may damage the boards. If you require additional Velcro, please visit the registration desk.

You can put up your poster from 0915 on Tuesday 4 July. Posters must be taken down no later than 1415 on Thursday 6 July as the Exhibition Hall will close at 1500 and you will not be able to have access to the Hall to remove your poster after that time.

Please do not leave your poster tubes or packaging next to your poster board as we cannot guarantee security and also it presents a potential health and safety issue. You must take it with you.

Poster Sessions

There will be two Poster Sessions at mmc2017. Poster Session One takes place on Tuesday afternoon and covers all sessions from Tuesday morning until Wednesday lunchtime. Poster Session Two will take place on Wednesday afternoon and covers all sessions from Wednesday lunchtime until Thursday afternoon.

Posters will be viewed during the lunch breaks and also during the Poster Sessions. The Tuesday Poster Session is from 1600 – 1800 and the Wednesday Poster Session is from 1600 – 1800.

You must be next to your poster during the Poster Session in order to answer any questions as this is when the posters will be judged.

EMAG Proceedings

If your abstract has been accepted for an EMAG, EPS or Celtic Session at mmc2017, you have the opportunity to submit a paper to the conference proceedings, which will be published by IOP Publishing in Journal of Physics: Conference Series(JPCS). This is an Open Access journal indexed in Web of Science and other online article databases (unique DOI).

The submission deadline for full (4 page) submitted papers will be just before the conference on 1 July 2017.

The published proceedings will be a great opportunity to showcase the quality and range of research being presented at the conference as well as promote the event to a wider international audience. The title of the paper and author list does not have to be identical to the oral or poster contribution. Online publication of the conference proceedings is expected to be within 3 months of the conference. View an example of previous EMAG Proceedings.

Templates and instructions for Authors can be found at .

Papers must be submitted for review in pdf format , and sent to the Editor of the Proceedings, Dr Cate Ducati, at

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