Elmer van Chastelet, Eelco Visser, Craig Anslow. Conf.Researchr.Org: towards a domain-specific content management system for managing large conference websites. In Jonathan Aldrich, Patrick Eugster, editors, Companion Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity, SPLASH 2015, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 25-30, 2015. pages 50-51, ACM, 2015.
Federated conferences such as SPLASH are complex organizations composed of many parts (co-located conferences, symposia, and workshops), and are put together by many different people and committees. Developing the website for such a conference requires a considerable effort, and is often reinvented for each edition of a conference using software that provides little to no support for the domain. In this paper, we give a high-level overview of the design of Conf.Researchr.Org, a domain-specific content management system developed to support the production of large conference web sites, which is being used for the federated conferences of ACM SIGPLAN.