The ProceedingsBuilder ToolProceedingsBuilder is a system that collects and supports verification of material related to a scientific conference, such as articles or abstracts, and builds products belonging to the conference, such as master copy for printed proceedings, conference brochure, conference web pages with links to articles, etc. ProceedingsBuilder is a hybrid of a web-content-management system (WCMS) and a workflow application. It nicely supports the collaboration of authors, author groups, conference chairs, their helpers, and other individuals involved. It significantly reduces the workload of proceedings chairs and complements existing conference-management systems well. (ProceedingsBuilder comes in after the reviewing process and after author notifications - the point of time where existing conference-management tools typically stop.) ProceedingsBuilder has originally been developed for the VLDB 2005 conference, one of the most prestigious outlets for results in database research, and has worked well without any disturbance.
Generated OutputProceedingsBuilder can generate various products. Here are some examples generated for the VLDB2005 Conference:
Planned ExtensionsProceedingsBuilder is currently being refined, and we welcome your comments!
Testing the SystemHere you will find information on how to test ProceedingsBuilder. The idea is that some of your colleagues assume the role of authors (some of them fully cooperative, some of them 'forgetful'), and you assume the role of the proceedings chair. This will give you a feel for the system interface and its functionality.
Production TeamThe following people of the Database Research Group at Universität Karlsruhe (TH) have been involved in designing and implementing the ProceedingsBuilder system:
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