Conference Management Software

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Please respond to SPARC with requests for documents or more information, as well as additions or corrections to the following lists. Contact companies individually for product pricing.

Abstract Management System, Community of Science

The COS Abstract Management System provides robust, timesaving tools that allow authors to create abstracts collaboratively with designated individuals over multiple sessions and then submit them online. Conference managers can use the software to plan and manage an entire conference online, which includes using the system to typeset, paginate, and print the conference program. Once created, the conference abstract database is searchable.

Contact: Community of Science

ConfMan, University of Oslo

ConfMan is a web-based freeware program that manages paper submission, event planning, registration for conferences. It includes features for paper registration, an online meeting for program comittee members, registration of conference participant and some administration tools for the conference organization comittee. ConfMan stores all information from these pages into a MSQL database.

Contact Person: Pål Halvorsen

Convention, All Academic, Inc.

A comprehensive suite of integrated and customizable convention services and tools designed for academic convention needs. All Academic's services allow on-line administration of the conference program, streamlined paper submission and review, and convenient and immediate access to your members.

Contact: All Academic


CyberChair fully supports all activities that come with the review process: the abstract and (camera-ready) paper submission, the reviewer assignment (based on the reviewers' preferences and expertise), the review submission process, the notifications of acceptance and rejection, the preparation of the proceedings (according to the Springer-Verlag procedure), and the abstracts for the conference website and program booklet. The software is available free of charge under terms of the GNU General Public License.

Contact Person: Richard van de Stadt

miraSMART, Mira Digital Publishing

The miraSMART(TM) Suite is an integrated set of Web-hosted applications that facilitates communication between conference organizers, contributing authors, volunteers, and attendees. Comprised of four integrated modules, miraSMART(TM) can be licensed individually or collectively to support specific conference requirements. The four modules are:

  • submitSMART(TM) - Submission and Conversion
  • reviewSMART(TM) - Peer-Review
  • programSMART(TM) - Session Scheduling and Program Building
  • attendSMART(TM) - Attendees' Personalized Itinerary Manager

Contact: Mira

P-web, Erasmus University Rotterdam

The P-Web project is to develop a tool for the online publication of conference proceedings. The material will be stored in a local repository which meets the standards of the Open Archives Initiative. P-Web will mask the distributed storage of the proceedings to the user, who will see it gathered together on a website that provides details of the conference.

Contact Person: Dr. Henk Ellerman

Additional lists of Conference Management application, with some overlap, have been prepared by an executive committee of the ACM (1999).