I’m now trying to use Indico to organize LibreOffice Asia Conference 2020 which will be held in Sep. 8-10 in Taiwan (and if you’re a LibreOffice user/fan/expert welcome to attend!). Also I’m trying to translate Indico into Chinese.
I found that I keep using my own way to try understand what were defined in Indico, so it’s time to clarify the structures of events in Indico.
In my experiences (or say, imagination) a conference has
- Opening/Closing sessions
- Keynote speeches (for the whole attendees)
- Several (concurrent) tracks, with each has its own main topic, and contains
- several sessions, including talks, workshops, and so on. Each session has a title (topic) which is related to the topic of the track and may have one or more speakers.
- break/tea time
However it seems that it is not defined this way in Indico. I couldn’t find any document explaining this, so I’ve tried for some time. In Indico, to my understanding, it has
- “Scientific programme”
- Session block
I can add new tracks, sessions and contributions but they seem to be independent with each other. When defining a session there is no “speaker” or “author”, which appears in “contributions”. In timetable I can add a session block which can select a session, and add a contribution which has its own type other than sessions. And among all the progress there is nothing to do with “tracks”.
I can only find installation guide and developing related in the documentation. I haven’t found any doc or article explaining the relationships between the above terms.
Would anyone please explain how Indico defines a lecture, meeting or conference? How does Indico define the elements in a conference like the “Tracks” and “Sessions” I said in the beginning?