Guidelines for Conveners
Conveners and co-conveners are permanently assisted by the staff of Copernicus Meetings. We will inform you about any deadlines and milestones with regard to the organization of your session. You will be asked to use different tools of our online system Copernicus Office Meeting Organizer. Therefore, you need a user account (user ID and password). All links and related instructions will be given by email.
Your duties include:
The Copernicus Office Meeting Organizer provides the following tools to assist you in the fulfilment of your duties:
The session modification enables you to define or to modify the title as well as the description of your session. Furthermore, this tool provides you during the whole period of session and programme organization with up to date information and statistics about the contributions of your session. This web interface is also the starting point for the following tools.
Please access the session programme and browse to your session. You are kindly asked to log in by using the Convener Login link.
SOI – Abstract Implementation
During the abstract implementation, you are asked to review abstracts originally submitted to your session, those which are suggested to be transferred to your session, as well as abstracts without an assignment. In addition, you may upload contributions which were directly sent to you.
You are kindly asked to process the three different actions available below:
In addition, you may upload contributions that were directly sent to you. Here you have the option either to upload a complete abstract ("Upload additional abstract") or the submittal information only, i.e. author and title ("Upload abstract information"). Please note, that abstracts uploaded by convenors are listed under "Implementation Summary and Finalization".
All these actions can be modified as long as the "Implementation summary and finalization" action has not been completed.
After having completed the reviews and uploads, please check the implementation summary and then finalize the Abstract Implementation.
The outcome of this tool is the final list of active contributions to be scheduled in your session.
SOII – Session Tagging
During the session tagging, you are asked to provide the Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) with your scheduling requests. These may include time and inter-session relations, requests for a specific lecture room size, or any other information that you consider as useful.
The SOC will then schedule your session in terms of day, room and time. Missing information from the SOI or SOII tools will be filled by the SOC and the authors will receive a Letter of Acceptance/Rejection by email.
SOIII – Presentation Selection
Following the time as given by the scheduling of the SOC, you are then asked to:
Your selections will generate your draft session programme with the subdivision into the different times for the presentations. In this draft programme, you are asked to define a chair person for your session.
Missing information from SOIII will be filled by the SOC and the final meeting programme for all sessions will be uploaded. Then, all authors will receive their Letter of Schedule by email, mentioning the actual time and location of their presentation.
If any modifications in your session programme occur after the upload of the overall meeting programme, please forward this information directly to email@example.com. These changes will be included in the Daily Programme that will be displayed on-site in front of each lecture room.