General instructions

The conference will be held via Zoom. The link(s) will be sent to registered participants on Wednesday 12 May 2021. We recommend using the latest version of Zoom and the desktop application (or an up-to-date browser), to ensure that everything works as smoothly as possible. Also, please make sure that you have a stable internet connection, and check that your microphone and headphones are working. You’ll find more instructions on the Zoom platform here: Zoom instructions and UEF Wiki

On both conference days, the conference Zoom meeting will be opened 15 minutes before the official starting time, so that the conference participants have time to join the meeting and prepare themselves, so that we can start the official programme on time.

Please enter with both your first and last names when joining the meeting. We recommend that the participants keep their cameras and microphones off when they are not speaking, e.g. during others’ presentations. At the end of the presentations, you can leave questions in the chat to be discussed with the presenters.

If you experience technical problems during the conference, you can also contact IT Help Desk at the University of Eastern Finland, phone number +358 (0) 294 4 58880, or e-mail servicedesk(at) on Friday at 8-15 (Finnish time).

Instructions for oral presentations

Each oral presentation is given 25 minutes (20 min presentation and 5 min discussion). There are 5 minutes between the presentations, so that the participants have the possibility to move to another parallel session, if they wish.

During your presentation, you can share your screen or documents from your own computer. You’ll find instructions on screen sharing in Zoom here: Screen sharing in Zoom
If you have sounds in your presentation, remember to include computer sounds when starting screen sharing (“Share computer sound”).

Each oral presentation session has a dedicated conference chair (you’ll find their name in the updated programme), who can help you with possible technical problems during the presentation, follow the chat and help to keep to your presentation time. If you want to, we’d be happy to receive a copy of your presentation by Wed 12 May (e-mail, so that the session chair can help you if you encounter problems with sharing your presentation. We will delete the copies of the presentations permanently after the conference, and they will not be shared to others.

If you wish to test the conference platform with the organisers in advance, please contact no later than on May 1, 2021.

Instructions for poster presentations

Posters will be added on the conference webpage, to be accessed with a password given only to the registered participants. The posters will be available for viewing during the conference.

The recommended poster file format is high quality .jpg (image) or .pdf file. Please note that the poster should be only one page, and the maximum file size is 11 MB.

We kindly ask you to send your poster to us by e-mail ( no later than Wednesday 12 May. Also, please inform us if your poster cannot be uploaded on the password protected webpage.

About the poster presentations:

At the beginning of the poster session on the second conference day, all the poster presenters are asked to give a 1-2 min pitch talk, presenting themselves and saying a couple of words about their posters. After that, we’ll move to separate Zoom rooms where the participants can ask questions on the posters.