4-7 December 2023
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Student Poster guide

Guide for Student Posters


Poster Acceptance Criteria:

- Students must respond in the affirmative to the CHPC emails to confirm poster presentation and attendance by Monday 27 November 2023.

- Students must fill in the confirmation form acknowledging their travel and accommodation status.

- The automated abstract acceptance email does not qualify you to present your poster.

Tips on content:

  • Understand your audience: they are not all specialists in your field
  • Motivation:
  1. “The purpose of my research is…”
  2. Why am I engaging in this research?
  3. What is the benefit that will come from this research?
  • Methodology
  1. The method of inquiry
  2. The results
  3. The significance of the results
  • Back up your claims with facts and logic.
  • Visualisation: use figures and graphs to illustrate your methods and results
  • Be succinct: you only have one page.

Please address queries regarding abstracts to helpdesk@chpc.ac.za.

HPC Content: please include a brief description of the HPC aspects of your work, which summarizes the use of HPC or the application to HPC. For example, include information on HPC application code used, problem size, core counts, memory, scaling, use of OpenMP or MPI, computational challenges, etc.

Failure to include HPC content will most likely lead to rejection.

Poster Requirements

The PDF poster must be at least A2 in size and not larger than A1.  It should be in a portrait orientation for A1 size, but may be landscape orientation for A2 size.

The poster must be of a design and with the text font and figures, etc., of sizes that makes the poster suitable for printing and display as usual for a physical conference, i.e., is readable at a distance of 2m.  Also see the tips on Content above.

Note that the PDF file of your poster will be made publicly available from the start of the conference and on the CHPC web site thereafter. Make sure to only include information that can be made public.

Student Poster Competition

There will be competition categories for Masters and PhD students, and prizes are to be awarded in each category.

Posters will be displayed in the foyer of the conference centre.  You are required to be present at your poster during assigned refreshment breaks to answer questions from the delegates and judges.

Limited Support

A selection of the successful poster presenting students will be supported for attendance of the conference based on assessment of poster abstract.  This support will cover fees, accommodation, and may include travel. Note that we are not able to support travel from every part of South Africa. Students who are selected to be supported will be notified by Monday, 13 November 2023. Note that only students that were successful to be granted support will be contacted.

Only students currently registered at a South African university for 2023 are eligible for support.

Submissions received after the student support deadline of 6 November 2023 will not qualify for support.


The 2024 Poster Competition prizes are sponsored by: