System Parameters: SPMS Configuration

IntroductionSPMS Configuration
Initial Parameter SettingsImage URLs
URLsPC (Program Committee)
Web ConfigurationE-Dot Board

The descriptions of SPMS configuration parameters are relatively self-explanatory. Some further explanations to some parameters are given below.

Abstract Book Extract - Initials Only

This parameter controls the way author names are written in the abstract book.

See General / Data Extracts / Abstract Book to see the output that SPMS can generate for an abstract book.

Using First and Last Names takes up a lot more space than using initials only.

Additional Credit Line

This provides the possibility to add the name of local developers below the name of the SPMS Author at the bottom of each Web page.

Allow Editor to QA a paper they edited

This parameter is usually set to "No" during the conference, or when paper processing is in progress since it is recognized that editors should not QA the papers they edited. However, following the conference, when guest editors have left, setting this parameter to "Yes" allows QA by all editors.

Conference Program Report Interval

Enter the minimum time of oral presentations.

Maximum Abstract, Footnote and Funding Agency Lengths

These parameters control the number of characters allowed in the abstract screen. Default lengths are 1200, 200, and 200, respectively. When the editor is performing abstract QA, it can happen that editing takes the number of characters above the maximum. The editor can either try to trim the abstract, or increase the parameter--just the time to make the adjustment--and then switch back to the original maximum.

Minutes between SYNCs

Administrators can set the interval between the SYNC batch jobs. The default number is 15.

Paper ID Oral and Poster Sequence Lengths

Oral and poster programme codes finish with a sequence number--the digits that show the place of a contribution within a session. These digits are generally 2 for oral presentations and 3 for poster presentations.

Standalone Database

Only non-JACoW conferences would generally work in standalone mode, i.e., without synchronization to the central repository of profiles and affiliations.