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PEMD 2020

The 10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

21 - 23 April 2020 | E. Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

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Accepted as an oral presentation?

Key dates

Summary paper submission deadline

13 September 2019

Author notification

6 November 2019

Full paper submission deadline (+ licence to publish)

21 January 2020

Author notification

26 February 2020

Author registration deadline

6 March 2020

Presentation submission deadline

3 April 2020

What you need to do…

  • Register for the conference by Friday 6 March 2020
  • Create a PowerPoint in ppt. or .pptx. format for presentation at the conference
  • Refer back to the programme at regular intervals as it is subject to change

PowerPoint presentation instructions

PowerPoint submission deadline: Friday 3 April 2020

  • Each presentation is allocated 20 minutes. We recommend that your presentation last 15 minutes, leaving five minutes (depending on your presentation length) for questions
  • Please send your PowerPoint file via email to pemd@theiet.org by no later than Friday 3 April 2020. Authors are also asked to include their programme reference number within this email
  • The slides will be loaded onto the session laptop by the organisers prior to the relevant session
  • Authors should bring a copy of their slides on a memory stick with them to the conference as a back up.

PowerPoint presentation guidelines

When completing your presentation please ensure you consider the following:

  • Presentations must be in 16:9 ratio and .ppt or .pptx format, not PDF
  • Do not use colours that will make text or diagrams difficult to read once projected
  • Minimum font size should be 16
  • Avoid blocks of text on a slide. Use short bullet points, not paragraphs
  • Avoid using hand drawn scanned images
  • Present the relevant information in the clearest way possible. Tables, graphs and diagrams can help at times
  • There is no set template for PowerPoint presentations, you may use a personal or company template. Logos and branding must be of a moderate size and must not obstruct the presenting content.

Accepted for a poster presentation?

What you need to do…

  • Register for the conference by Friday 6 March 2020
  • Create a poster for display at the conference. You will be required to print and bring your poster with you on the day.

Poster presentation instructions

In addition to your written paper included in the conference proceedings, authors selected for a poster presentation will be asked to produce and bring a printed poster for display in the poster area at the conference.

At the conference in the catering / exhibition area there will be a board with a poster header listing your paper title for you to display your poster on.

The IET will provide Velcro to stick them to the boards.

During the breaks and at lunch time or dedicated poster session you are required to spend some time at your poster as it is your opportunity to present your work directly to other delegates.

Your poster display

  • The poster board size is portrait A0.

You should clearly display the following information on your poster:

  • The title of your paper
  • The authors’ names and their affiliations
  • Your usual contact details (e.g. an email address) to allow delegates to follow up discussion.

Useful tips

  • Your display should consist chiefly of keywords, diagrams, photographs, etc.
  • Diagrams and graphs should have clear captions
  • All text should be easy to read
  • Use colour to emphasise important features
  • All graphs and diagrams should be drawn with thick lines (preferably 1mm or more in width)
  • Handwritten text or diagrams are not recommended.


  • The display should be visually appealing and should contain the essence of your paper in a form that is easy to understand
  • Try to attract the registrants to your poster. Unless they come to it, you cannot expect to have a discussion with them
  • The poster can contain visuals that were not present in your paper
  • The poster display is important. It is recommended that as much time and effort with its preparation as you did with your written paper
  • Authors are responsible for printing and transporting the poster to the event.