Saturday, June 16, 2018

Upgrade to Font Awesome 5

EDAS icons have been upgraded to Font Awesome 5. If you see any spinning question mark icons, please let EDAS Help know.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Equations in paper titles, abstracts and reviews

EDAS now implements MathJAX, so that all elements, such as paper titles, abstracts and review text, can contain LaTeX equations and symbols. Only \(...\) for inline math and \[...\] for display math are recognized since the dollar sign would trigger too many erroneous renderings when dollars as monetary units are meant instead of math.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Drag-and-drop ordering

Throughout EDAS, the up-and-down arrows have been replaced by drag-and-drop. Simply grab-and-hold  (or any other part of the table row) with your mouse and move the row to where it should go.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

More custom fields for papers

EDAS now allows a much larger number of custom, conference-specific fields for papers. Each field can be either text input, a number, a selection from a drop-down menu or a yes/no checkbox. These can be shown in any order.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

New template engine: Twig

EDAS now uses the modern Twig template engine almost everywhere. This makes it much easier to create conditional templates, e.g., for email messages or visa letters. The syntax for templates differs between the old engine, HTML_Template_IT, and Twig, but the old syntax is automatically converted to the new format.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Listing reviews with status

You can now list the papers having reviews of a particular status, e.g., to quickly determine which papers have reviews assigned where the reviewers have not yet been notified. Links to the new function are available from the 'Notify reviewers' table and the 'Review assignment and completion summary'.

Assigned, but not notified, reviews are now also available through a separate column in the 'List all papers' table.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Copying track parameters

Tracks have lots of configuration options. You can now copy those settings, including for files, from other tracks for the same conference or one of the tracks from the model conference that was used to create the conference. Usually, this is not necessary since the model conference is already used to create the tracks, but sometimes settings get lost after changes, so this new function provides a way to recover the model settings. (Deadlines are not copied if the model track is from another conference.) The function is accessed using the double-rectangle icon next to the track name:

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Flagging paper on paper page

Chairs and track chairs can now see a flag icon on each paper page. If filled (black), the paper has been flagged, e.g., for messages. If white, it's not. Clicking on the flag toggles between flagged and not flagged.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Manuscript versions

EDAS keeps versions of the review and final manuscripts for about 6 months. They are accessible via the small history (reverse clock) icon next to the file modification date. This also allows recovering files that were accidentally deleted. Older versions of review papers have been kept for a few months; final papers are versioned as of today. (Versions of other manuscript-related files, such as extended abstract, are not kept.) The versions are accessible to the author and chairs.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Checking accepted papers

The menu option Papers:Show accepted paper status displays a summary of the accepted papers, e.g., whether files have been submitted, whether copyright forms have been filed, whether all papers have been assigned to sessions and whether any papers have been excluded from the proceedings either individually or by category. This function is meant to make it easy to spot if tracks are likely to cause problems when producing the proceedings, e.g., are likely to miss papers.