Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Looking for PHP programmer

EDAS Conference Services is looking for an experienced PHP programmer on a casual (hourly) basis, to help enhance and manage the web infrastructure. If interested, please contact hgs@edas.info for details.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Quick paper status changes

Chairs can now change the paper status from the paper listing (Papers:List) by clicking on the colored dots. Simply include "Change paper status" in the listing.

Short paper numbers

Following a chair suggestion conveyed by Chris Dyer, EDAS now has an additional way to refer to papers that's hopefully a bit less cumbersome than the current ten-digit numbers starting with 1569. Papers within each conference group are now numbered sequentially, i.e., typically with a small integer. You can include the short paper number in templates, search for it and include it in the paper list. This number will become more prominent over time. Please let EDAS Help know if there's a place this number should be available and is not.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

New password recovery mechanism

If you forget your password, you can now ask for a password reset email, which allows you to reset your password to a new one. The reset URL is only valid for two hours and can only be used once. With this change, the EDAS database now only includes hashed passwords, reducing the chance of accidental disclosure of passwords that you might be using elsewhere. We are also strengthening the password requirement, so that trivial passwords such as 1234 or dictionary words are no longer acceptable.