Tentative Program


List of Sessions


All sessions of the conference will be held at Holiday Inn Arlington. The timing of events is as follows:

Friday, November 4

2 pm - 6:45 pm: Pre-conference Workshop (Junior Ballroom)
7 pm - 9 pm: Opening reception (Arlington Ballroom)
9 pm - 10 pm (for organizers and support personnel): equipment setup and testing

Saturday, November 5

7 am - 8 am: Registration, coffee, breakfast at Booeymonger on your own, setup and testing
8 am - 1 pm: Morning sessions with 2 coffee breaks
1pm - 2 pm: Pre-paid BICA Lunch in Pinzimini at Westin Arlington Gateway
2 pm - 7 pm: Afternoon sessions with 2 coffee breaks
7:30 pm - 9 pm: Banquet in Pinzimini at Westin Arlington Gateway

Sunday, November 6

7 am - 8 am: Registration, coffee, breakfast at Booeymonger on your own, testing presentations
8 am - 1 pm: Morning sessions with 2 coffee breaks
1pm - 2 pm: Pre-paid BICA Lunch in Pinzimini at Westin Arlington Gateway
2 pm - 6:45 pm: Afternoon sessions with 2 coffee breaks
6:45 pm: Adjourn

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Tentative Schedule At-A-Glance: Updated on 2011-10-30


Full Schedule of BICA 2011 in progress


Legend

While most time slots are 15 min (including questions and transition time), invited speakers (blue) should have approx. 5 min more.


Poster sessions

In this year we do not have poster-only presenters; however, given that talks are short, every participant can (and to some extent is expected to) bring a poster in addition to the talk. Posters will be mounted on the walls in Fairfax room using masking tape (that will be provided), and therefore may have any dimensions. Posters can be presented all day on Sunday and during all coffee breaks on Saturday.


Pre-conference workshop (Friday)

This is an informal meeting. Any registered BICA 2011 participant is welcome to give a talk. Talk slots are allocated on the first-come-first-served basis, until all slots will be filled up. In order to reserve a slot, you need to email me the title of your talk and the hours during which you will be available on Friday, within the 2-7pm interval (reception starts at 7pm).


Minipanels and Discussion Panels (DP)

Every regular session ends with a 15-min minipanel, when all speakers of this session take seats at the stage and answer questions of each other and from the audience. Minipanels are moderated by session chairs.

A discussion panel takes longer and is supposed to involve panelists selected from within and outside of the current session speaker list. This panel is also supposed to have features like a pre-designed agenda, statements prepared by panelists in advance, and possibly slide presentations. The leader may be different from the session chair.


Breakout groups (BG)

The idea of breakout groups used here is the same as for breakout groups in DARPA BICA conferences, which I found productive. The idea is that all participants are divided into several groups, according to their narrow interests and expertise. Each group addresses a specific topic and agenda. Agenda is composed by the group leader who distributes it to participants before the session. No preparation (e.g. slides) is required or expected from participants; however, very short slide presentations are in principle allowed, as the timing permits. The session itself has a format of brainstorming: participants generate ideas on the fly and try to collect as many relevant ideas as possible. Criticism is not allowed at the initial stage, but may follow at the end. One selected participant (not necessarily the leader) takes notes of everything, including all ideas that were mentioned, and prepares a short verbal report that is given at a plenary session. Again, slides for this report are not required or expected, but in principle are not excluded.




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