EasyChair is a conference management system that is flexible, easy
to use, and has many features to make it suitable for various
conference models. It is currently probably the most commonly used conference management system.
If you would like to know why you should use EasyChair for your
conference, look at this image!
What EasyChair Helps You to Do
EasyChair was designed to help conference organisers to cope with
the complexity of the refereeing process. The current version
- management and monitoring of the program committee;
- sophisticated and flexible management of the access of PC
members and referees to papers and conflicts of interests;
- automatic paper submission;
- paper assignment based on the preferences of PC members;
- list of the latest events;
- submission of reviews;
- sending email to PC members, referees and authors;
- monitoring email;
- online discussion of papers;
- the author response (aka rebuttal) phase, when the author can
respond to the reviews;
- automatic preparation of conference proceedings
and many other features, check our licenses page for details.
Thanks to its flexibility, EasyChair has been used for
- evaluating project proposals
- teaching students paper writing and peer reviewing
- teaching HCI students
- generating program Web pages for very large conferences
Currently, EasyChair supports two models.
- The standard model is intended for conferences having a single
program committee. The papers are distributed among PC
members, normally based on their preferences.
- The multi-track version is for conferences having multiple
tracks. Each track has its own program committee and one of
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, she can choose to use anonymous submissions.
EasyChair is available under a number of licenses, including a
free one, see the license page for details.