Welcome to Microsoft CMT – Free, Hosted and Scalable Academic Conference Management System

The Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) is sponsored by Microsoft Research. CMT runs on Microsoft Azure cloud platform with data geo-replicated across data centers. It is highly scalable, secure and reliable. CMT can handle the most complex workflows of academic conferences. Its functionalities are fully accessible through web based interfaces.

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Features

Multiple Roles

Chair, senior meta-reviewer, meta-reviewer, reviewer, author, proceedings editor

Multi-Track Support

No limit on number of tracks in a conference with each track independently configured

Customizable Form

All forms are customizable with ability to configure question visibility independently

Full Submission Life Cycle

Abstract, full paper, supplementary material, revision, camera-ready, presentation

Instruction Message

Welcome message for authors, reviewers and meta-reviewers in rich format

File and Media

Unlimited file upload. Max file size 100MB. Support pdf, docx, audio, video and other file types.

Conflicts Management

Domain conflict, submission conflict, person to person conflict and chairs conflict

Program Committee Invite

Bulk invite senior meta-reviewers, meta-reviewers, and reviewers and track invite status

Bidding

Allow meta-reviewers and reviewers to bid on papers and allow senior meta-reviewers to bid on meta-reviewers

Reviewer Suggestion

Meta-reviewers suggest reviewers for papers

Assignment

Support both manual and automatic assignment, integrated with TPMS (Toronto Paper Matching System)

Discussion

Threaded discussion and virtual PC meeting

Rebuttal

Authors provide feedback to reviews online or via file upload

Author Notification

Quick steps to notify authors using Author Notification Wizard and custom templates

Copyright

Streamlined IEEE eCopyright submission

Export

Export conference data to Excel/XML/CSV

Download

Download submission files, supplementary material, camera-ready files, presentations

Email

Facilitate communication among users of different roles

Session and Presentation

Facilitate session creation for accepted papers and uploading of slide decks for paper presentation

Audit

Log submission activities and file upload/download

Notable Conferences

Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
International Conference on Computer Vision

NeurIPS2018

ICML2019

International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
International Conference on Management of Data
Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Asian Conference on Machine Learning
Women in Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence and Statistics
British Machine Vision Conference
International Conference on Data Engineering
Medical Image Computing & Computer Assisted Intervention
Very Large Data Bases

Usage

The architect of the Conference Management Toolkit is Surajit Chaudhuri, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, Redmond. CMT was first developed for ACM SIGKDD 1999. Since then, CMT has undergone several major improvements and extensions and has been used in thousands of conferences to date. In the past 2 years, over 400k users from 218 countries and regions have used CMT. A typical large CMT conference could have

7,000

Papers Submitted

30,000

Files Uploaded

3,000

People on Program Committee

15,000

Discussion Posts

400,000

Meta-Reviewer Suggestions

500,000

Reviewer Bids

300,000

Emails Sent

1,200,000

Conflicts Declared

15,000,000

TPMS Scores Requested

Support

CMT provides free email based support Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm Pacific Time. Please contact support@msr-cmt.org for support issues. Since CMT is developed, operated and managed by a small team, support is limited. However, we will do our best to respond to issues in a timely manner (usually within 24 hours). We prefer if you can arrange abstract submission, paper submission and reviewer submission deadlines to fall on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday in order to ensure quick response from the CMT team.