Which planning and editing system is suitable for organising conferences and open access publishing of conference papers?

The free open source software Open Conference Systems was developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and published under a GNU General Public License. It not only allows you to publish open access conference papers but also allows you to create and manage a web presence for your conference. For example, you can:

  • create a conference website
  • create and send a call for papers
  • manage submissions and participants
  • publish conference papers digitally
  • set up online discussion forums

In addition to the local installation and administration, you can also have the software hosted for a fee (from USD 850 per year as of 1 July 2015).
Download information: https://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/ocs_download/
Documentation: https://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/ocs_documentation/
Hosting service: https://pkpservices.sfu.ca/content/conference-hosting