This is a pretty serious deficiency. For the last two years, I remedied this by adding "Symposia" and "Keynote" as tracks. That way, the panel presentations and keynotes were listed separately from the regular talks and posters:http://www.imrf.info/2009/schedConf/presentations
Within each track, I also listed the talks first and then the posters. This was all SO MUCH WORK, that I now see why I put off upgrading to the latest version of OCS until this year.
I have now upgraded to your most recent release and I was VERY disappointed that this feature hasn't re-surfaced. Also, I can't see any way to distinguish between talks and posters? I also spent a lot of time customizing this feature - both in OCS 1 and 2. Here is how I would like it to look:http://imrf.mcmaster.ca/IMRF/2007/papers.php
I would like to have further separated the talks from the posters in the "Refereed Papers" section, but I never got around to that. You can see whether it's a talk or poster once you are on the view abstract page. The separation of invited and refereed talks is important as is the separation of symposia. The other very important feature of this is when you click the symposium titles, you can see all of the talks that are part of that symposium. This was also carried over to the scheduler.
When, if ever, can we expect to see such features integrated into OCS 2.x? I need to know whether I should go ahead and start hacking away at the code, or if I should just leave it alone already, knowing that these ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL features are coming soon. I would be happy to share code (albeit for OCS 2.0) and meet with you in order to assist with this process.