An Abstract Management System that Checks all the Boxes

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In a conference, among other things, one of the most important duties of the chair committee is to launch call for papers, collect proposals and abstracts, assign them to reviewers and manage each and every task involved in the abstract management workflow. There’re two ways for a conference organizer to open call for papers, invite authors to submit abstracts, assign submitted abstracts for review and make decisions.

Manual abstract management : It is a mostly manual process of collecting abstracts through email, forwarding these emails to prospective reviewers who would then review them. Reviewers would email it back to the track chair to request authors to revise the abstracts. Finally, chair would make a decision on the abstract and send another email to convey authors of their decision. Authors would then confirm their attendance by paying the registration fee or by sending yet another email to confirm their participation.

Every step is a manual task which requires a lot of work hours and multiple staff to manage the complete workflow. And if you made a mistake in any of the steps during the submission process, it would not be very forgiving and would make you redo all previous steps making the whole process cumbersome and inefficient.

However, there’s a better alternative.

Automated abstract management : An abstract management system automates these steps, from author invites to abstract submission, abstract assignment to review submission, abstract revision to decision making, automated email notifications to generating abstract books out of the submitted abstracts, auto-populating the program schedule with accepted abstracts to creating a PDF copy of the program schedule and virtually every other task involved in the call for papers process, resulting in huge savings in terms of time and effort.

An abstract management system like Dryfta allows the chair to choose from a very simple submission process to setting up a complex, multi-level, multi-track abstract submission and review workflow.

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Autodesk University Conferences by Autodesk – A Case Study

Perfect for our abstract submission needs

Autodesk University conferences is for users who have found creative ways to integrate and use Autodesk software in your real-life projects and developed processes that improve company workflows and efficiency. People can contribute to Autodesk University (AU) and join the leading community of Autodesk experts who are shaping industries and pushing design and engineering software to its limits.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Assigning abstracts to reviewers & conducting Peer review, Creating CFP website, Managing Speakers and assigning tasks to them.

Here’s a quick interview with Pier-André Maynard, Event Technology & Multimedia Specialist at Autodesk, about his experience with using Dryfta event platform for Autodesk University
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How to Get through Peer Review for a Conference Paper

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There has never been a time in our world where the refereeing process has become more important than now. There is a huge rise in the number of professionals that emerge year after year, and it, therefore, becomes necessary to evaluate their papers and works in order to prove the authenticity before passing it for publication.

Peer reviewers are professionals in a field, and they review only articles which are related to their fields. Because of their experience and professionalism, the process is thorough as well as rigorous. Therefore, it becomes necessary for authors to write informative and high quality articles if they must get through peer review.

Are you a writer whose work has been reviewed many times but has never been accepted? It is not that you don’t know how to write good quality articles or papers; rather, it is that you do not know what is required of you to successfully scale through peer review. Below are some tips that will help you to write quality articles and papers:


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Accept payments for approved abstracts

Accept payments on approved abstracts.

Hosting an academic conference? Accepting abstract submissions? Looking for a tool to accept payments on approved submissions?

Dryfta already provides tools to manage your conference and accept abstract submissions and peer review them. With last week’s update, event organizers can now use Dryfta to accept payments from authors for approved submissions.

If you have not used Dryfta before, give it a try. Click here to sign up for a free account.

If you are already using Dryfta, here’s how you can set up your conference website to accept payments for approved abstracts.
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