Lightning Talks are short five minute talks on technical topics related to the conference. About 12 talks will be presented in this 90-minute lunch session. The point of a lightning talk is not to give a detailed talk but rather to convey the main point briefly. Come to talk about a nifty algorithm trick, thoughts triggered by presentations at the conference, or if you are a student, share the highlight of your thesis project. While there is no hard and fast rule about the presentation format, it is recommended that you have no more than 5 slides. The goal is to convey your main idea succinctly and quickly. Five-minute time limit is strictly enforced and you will be asked to stop at the end of 5 minutes.
Speakers that desire to present lightning talks should sign up at the conference registration before Wednesday, 23 October 2013 at 10:00. A sign-up sheet and logistic instructions for the session will be posted at conference registration. Speakers will need to provide name, affiliation, contact email, and most importantly the title of the talk.