How to run a program committee meeting via OCS?

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How to run a program committee meeting via OCS?

Postby KateM » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:07 am


We are using OCS for an upcoming workshop. We have scheduled a conference call with the Program Committee to discuss the workshop program, and decide collectively which proposals will make the final cut. All committee members will be online, and looking at the submissions via OCS.

However, some on the committee have also submitted proposals. If all committee members are Directors, they can see all submissions, which is convenient for running this meeting. However, they will then be able to see comments on their own submission, which is not desirable. Is there a function that blocks a submitter with director access from seeing their own submission? The only other solution I can think of is to individually assign each submission (there are about 50) to each committee member, excepting of course their own submission. As there are 8 committee members, this will be very time consuming. Is there a more efficient way to deal with this problem? Thanks!

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Re: How to run a program committee meeting via OCS?

Postby jmacgreg » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:51 pm

Hi Kate,

Unfortunately, there is no way currently to selectively limit Director access to proposals. The existing and fastest solution would be to downgrade any Directors who have submitted to the conference to the the role of Track Director (you don't have to do this for all Directors; just those involved); and then assign all submissions to them. I believe this is essentially what you have outlined, and I'm afraid that there's just no way to do this faster at the moment.


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