Conf Researchr: A Domain-Specific Content Management System for Managing Large Conference Websites

Danny M. Groenewegen*, Elmer van Chastelet, Max M. de Krieger, Daniel A.A. Pelsmaeker, Craig Anslow

*Corresponding author for this work

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Conferences are great opportunities for sharing research, debating solutions, and networking. For the organizing committee there is a considerable deal of complexity and effort required to provide attendees and organizers with ways to find and manage programs, sessions, papers, tracks, talks, and authors. Eelco Visser found an opportunity to provide an integrated solution to these problems by designing the Conf Researchr conference management system in 2014 using our own domain-specific web programming language WebDSL. In this paper, we highlight the impact Eelco had on conference management, and how Conf Researchr evolved to become the platform of choice for hosting over 900 conference and workshop editions in SIGPLAN and SIGSOFT, among other areas of computer science research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEelco Visser Commemorative Symposium, EVCS 2023
EditorsRalf Lammel, Peter D. Mosses, Friedrich Steimann
PublisherSchloss Dagstuhl- Leibniz-Zentrum fur Informatik GmbH, Dagstuhl Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783959772679
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 Eelco Visser Commemorative Symposium, EVCS 2023 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Apr 20235 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameOpenAccess Series in Informatics
ISSN (Print)2190-6807


Conference2023 Eelco Visser Commemorative Symposium, EVCS 2023


  • Conf Researchr
  • conferences
  • Eelco Visser
  • WebDSL

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