Ignite Sessions

All Corresponding Authors of a full-contributed paper, who are accepted to the conference, and scheduled for a Poster Presentation, are invited to participate in an optional Ignite Sessions.

The Ignite Session is optional, and will give you the opportunity to present your work in a two (2) minute oral presentation.  Your Ignite Session will be in addition to and take place the same day as your poster presentation.

Your ignite session will take place immediately preceding your scheduled poster presentation.

For example, if your poster sessions is scheduled on Wednesday evening, your Ignite Presentation will take place on Wednesday in the session slot immediately before the poster session.

If you are interested in participating and taking advantage of the Ignite session option, you must register on or before the published deadline in the Paper Management System.  This deadline will not be extended.

Only those who successfully register to participate in the Ignite Session will be scheduled for an Ignite Session.

Register to Participate:

To Register take the following steps:

  • Visit to https://embs.papercept.net
  • Under the EMBC 2020 Conference Click Submit a Contribution
  • Click Submit in the row for Ignite Session Paper submission **Note: The Paper Submission Number you enter must be a Full Contributed paper that has been scheduled for a Poster presentation. Any other paper type will receive an error message, as it is not eligible to participate in the Ignite Session; Paper can only be submitted once.
  • Any author of the Paper can submit the paper for Ignite Presentation
  • Enter the submission number (this will display the title and all authors, including their PINs)
  • Enter the PIN of the author that is designated as the Ignite session presenter
  • Enter 1 for number of proposer and enter the PIN of the person performing this submission.  **Note: This is NOT the presenter 
  • Designate as corresponding proposer who will present the Ignite Paper
  • Click “Next”
  • Select the paper that was submitted as the final submission for the paper
  • Enter the password for the PIN of the person performing this submission (*If the password does not match the PIN of the person performing the submission, the script will return an error)
  • Click “Submit”

Those who complete these steps successfully by the deadline will receive further communication on their scheduled their Ignite Session in their author workspace on or before 

Ignite Presentation Slide Preparation:

Please prepare ONE SLIDE for 2 minutes, explaining the important part of your work.  Please include in the slide ONLY the major contribution of your work, in a simple manner, to capture the interest of the audience. The slide should include and answer the following: what is the problem?  why is it important? how you did it? and what is the major result and conclusion?

Pre-upload of your ignite presentation slide is required. Authors who do not pre upload their slide according to the instructions by the deadline will not be able to participate in the IGNITE session (no exceptions). Each speaker will only have 2 minutes to present, therefore, all the slides will have to be automatically pre downloaded to each room computer before the session and the presentation will run automatically in the computer without the presenter’s intervention to save time between presentations.

Instructions on when and how to complete your pre-upload will be provided closer to the presentation date.

Day of Presentation

After the IGNITE session, poster presenters must promptly proceed to their scheduled poster session in the poster hall and stand by their posters from their scheduled poster presentation time (18:00 – 19:30).  Participation in the Ignite Session does not remove the obligation to participate in the scheduled Poster session.