Conference Management

EasyChair was designed to help conference organizers cope with the complexity of running an almost arbitrary conference model. The current version supports

  1. Call for submission or participation (powered by Smart CFP)
  2. Abstract and paper submission:
    • Flexible submission forms
    • Multiple file upload types
  3. Reviewer management:
    • Management and monitoring of the program committee
    • Reviewer database management
    • Sophisticated and flexible management of the access of PC members and referees to papers and conflicts of interests
    • Review assignment based on preferences of PC members
  4. Reviewing:
    • Submission of reviews
    • Online discussion of papers
    • The author rebuttal phase, when the author can respond to the reviews
  5. Communication and monitoring
    • List of the events
    • Sending email to reviewers, authors and attendees
    • Monitoring email
    • Analytics
  6. Program editing and publishing (powered by Smart Program)
  7. Preparation of conference proceedings
  8. Attendee registration and online payment in 14 currencies (powered by EasyChair Registration)

and plenty of other features, check our licenses page for details.

Thanks to its flexibility, EasyChair has been used for:

  1. Evaluating project proposals
  2. Teaching students paper writing and peer reviewing
  3. Generating program Web pages for very large conferences

Supported Models

Currently, EasyChair supports two models:

  1. The standard model is intended for conferences that have a single program committee. The papers are distributed among PC members, normally based on their preferences.
  2. The multi-track version is for conferences that have multiple tracks. Each track has its own program committee and one or more track chairs. This model requires a "superchair" to monitor or supervise the work of the tracks.

For each of the supported models the users can choose among various options to adjust the system to their requirements. For example, they can choose to use anonymous submissions.

Conference management system screen example