Getting a conference to accept submissions

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Getting a conference to accept submissions

Postby gwolf » Wed May 02, 2012 2:11 pm


I feel dumb as a new administrator, and I'm sure I'm asking something obvious. Anyway, poking around, I am just unable to get my conference to accept new submissions!

I have set the conference timeline so that both "Call for Papers posted" and "Submissions accepted" are in the past, and "Submissions closed" is in the future. In "Submission Process", we selected Abstract+proposal (fourth option), entered some basic data for the submission types and the checklist. We are running a "director review" conference.

Anyway - This should (according to my logic) be enough. However, if (from (...)/author) I select "Start here to submit a paper to this conference" → "Step one of the submission process", I get the message "This conference is not accepting submissions" (in (...)/author/submit)

So, any pointers on what am I doing wrong?

Thanks a lot,

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Re: Getting a conference to accept submissions

Postby gwolf » Fri May 11, 2012 7:55 am

answering to myself, in case somebody else is bitten by this: My confusion was caused by the Spanish(Spain) translation, as it includes many mistakes — In this case, what bit me is that "Items can only be submitted by Directors and Track Directors." is translated to "Los trabajos sólo pueden enviarse a los Directores de la Conferencia o a los Directores de sección." — the word a is used instead of por, so it reads "items can only be submitted to Directors and Track Directors". Clear mistake.
I'll try to go over the translation and review what's wrong, as it's not the first time I've had to check against English for unclear instructions.

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