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Indico

Description

Indico (Integrated Digital Conference: http://indico.cern.ch) is a web-based, multi-platform, conference lifecycle and agenda management system. It has also become the long-term archiving tool for documents and metadata related to all kinds of events that take place at CERN, and a hub for accessing local and remote collaboration services at CERN.
The software is used in production at CERN (hosting > 190,000 events and around 12,000 visitors per day), publicly released under the GPLv3, and installed in more than 100 institutes world-wide.

Project Site: http://indico-software.org
GitHub: http://github.com/indico
 

Area of expertise

Information and Communication Technologies

Applications

The market applicability of the product is extremely wide, being of use to any organisation wishing to implement conference/agenda management software.
It may be used for:
- Event Management; full life-cycle
- Corporate and institutional event data management and archiving
- Professional collaboration hub

Advantages

- Web-based, fully flexible platform
- Suitable for entire event lifecycle, from pre- to post- conference management
- Multi-platform compatibility (Windows, Mac, Linux)
- Flexible plugins system to integrate the software seamlessly to the corporate/institutional environment

Limitations

Requires some degree of technical knowledge to install and run

Intellectual Property status

Publicly released under the GPLv3 (open source software license)

Related publications

CHEP 2004 – Indico, the software behind CHEP 2004
CHEP 2009 -  Indico Central - Events Organisation, Ergonomics and Collaboration Tools Integration
CHEP 2012 – Indico, a Collaboration Hub

 

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