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multiple conferences and workshops

Postby huu2008 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:10 am

Hello all,
Iam customizing the OCS 2.1.1.Is it possible to customize it in such away that one installation can host multiple conferences and workshops?.How to do that?
Any idea appreciated
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Re: multiple conferences and workshops

Postby jmacgreg » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:06 pm

Hi Huu,

Yes, you can do that -- you will find instructions in OCS in an Hour, on the OCS documentation page: http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs_documentation.

Cheers,
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Re: multiple conferences and workshops

Postby huu2008 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:04 am

Hi James,
Thank you got it and sorry for this
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Re: multiple conferences and workshops

Postby justin » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:53 pm

I have read through "OCS in an Hour" but it's still not clear to me how this works.

Ideally, I would like to use the OCS so that individuals or groups can manage their own conferences independently from others.
I imagine this might be done by creating multiple Conference Managers.
Eg CM1 looks after one range of conferences, CM2 looks after another and so on. and each is completely separate.

Any comments/suggestions appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: multiple conferences and workshops

Postby jamief » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:44 pm

That's the whole idea. OCS is a conference manager system.
Create the conferences you want under the application, create a conference admin for each one, and then each conference admin creates individual conferences from there.

What is your infrastructure beyond that? If you are trying to do something complicated, or really elaborate, then consider making a default installation and make as many copies as you need admins and let them run under separate domains. But OCS is designed to work as a server, not a conference web only.
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