Poster and Demo Session

We encourage each participant of IK to present their latest research projects at the IK Poster and Demo Sessions. The IK Poster and Demo Sessions are a great opportunity to present what you or your group are working on, get in touch with students and researchers who are interested in related issues, and exchange ideas. If you would like to present a poster, please download the following poster abstract templates and follow the instructions contained therein. Please submit your poster abstract only after you have received positive confirmation of your registration.

IK Poster abstract template in Word format: ik_2016_poster_abstract_template.docx

IK Poster abstract template in PDF format: ik_2016_poster_abstract_template.pdf

Important: The deadline for poster abstract submissions is February 1st, 2016.

The maximum size for posters is A0 (841 x 1189 mm) and the orientation should be portrait format. If, for any reason, you are not able to adhere to these specifications, please let us know in advance. You will not be able to print your poster at IK, so please do that in advance and bring your poster with you to IK.

We also encourage you to bring demos of the work described on your poster. These may include videos, AI or programs, robots or hardware demonstrations, or anything else that you feel might give an impression of your work. Simply let us know if you plan on giving a demo when submitting your poster abstract and what your needs are (audiovisual equipment, space). We will do our best to accommodate you. If you have any questions concerning the poster and demo session or abstract submission please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The submissions are not anonymous and will be reviewed briefly by a committee composed of members of the executive committee. The reviews will assure that the posters adhere to standards of scientific work and publishing while inviting a broad range of work to be presented during the poster and demo sessions.

Rainbow Courses

If the schedule allows, selected poster presenters will be given the opportunity to additionally present their research during a "Rainbow Course". Each of these consists of a single 60 to 90-minute session which will be integrated into the main program, in parallel to the normal courses. The availability and number of slots for these courses will depend on how the main schedule develops during the week of IK. While we cannot guarantee any slots for Rainbow Courses, our experience with previous IKs suggests that there will be several times during which Rainbow Courses can be incorporated into the main program.

Potential Rainbow Courses should cover an exciting field of research within artificial intelligence, cognitive science, neuroscience or neural computation; it does not necessarily have to be within the focus theme of the IK. The course should give an up-to-date summary of your field of research, be accessible to all IK participants, and also give a more detailed overview of your own research.

Participants interested in giving a Rainbow Course should attach to their poster application a PDF file containing an abstract of the intended course (max. one page), a short CV (one or two paragraphs) and a list of relevant publications and communications. Applications will be considered regardless of the academic status of the applicant (undergraduate, graduate student, PhD student, etc.). The selection process will be based on the importance of the research theme for the IK, on the prospective quality of the course, and the availability of a time slot. We will try our best to decide prior to IK whether a particular Rainbow Course fits into the schedule; however, this can only be determined conclusively during IK.

Again, if you have any question with regard to the Rainbow Courses, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..