I would like to clarify a bit how Indico (v2.2.8) works in relation to reviewing abstracts. We are running a conference where there will be extended abstracts used as the basis for accepting speakers. There will not be ‘full papers’ – only abstracts, uploaded in PDF format.
We would like to have particular people invited to review specific submitted abstracts? Is there any way I can do that?
It seems that the review process implemented for abstracts is not the same as the review process implemented for papers. Is that right? This was not something that appeared clearly in the documentation, and is a little bit confusing.
An additional issue is that if I would like to assign someone to be a reviewer for our abstracts, can I limit them to only seeing a subset of the abstracts, specifically the ones I have asked them to review?
Finally, how can I add a new person as a reviewer to the system? If I create a new user, it seems to typically cause problems such as “no local account” when they try to log in. What is the correct way to create a user, assign them a review, and then for them to receive an email with instructions. Is there any such process implemented? What approach is recommended?