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 secure, available, scalable, and reliable. CMT handles the most complex workflows of academic conferences. Its functionalities are fully accessible through web based interfaces.Request Site Login
Chair, senior meta-reviewer, meta-reviewer, reviewer, author, proceedings editor
No limit on number of tracks in a conference with each track independently configured
All forms are customizable with ability to configure question visibility independently
Abstract, full paper, supplementary material, revision, camera-ready, presentation
Welcome message for authors, reviewers and meta-reviewers in rich format
Unlimited file upload. Max file size 100MB. Support pdf, docx, audio, video and other file types.
Domain conflict, submission conflict, person to person conflict, dblp conflict and chairs conflict
Bulk invite senior meta-reviewers, meta-reviewers, and reviewers and track invite status
Allow meta-reviewers and reviewers to bid on papers and allow senior meta-reviewers to bid on meta-reviewers
Meta-reviewers suggest reviewers for papers
Support both manual and automatic assignment, integrated with TPMS (Toronto Paper Matching System)
Threaded discussion and virtual PC meeting
Authors provide feedback to reviews online or via file upload
Quick steps to notify authors using Author Notification Wizard and custom templates
Streamlined IEEE eCopyright submission
Export conference data to Excel/XML/CSV
Download submission files, supplementary material, camera-ready files, presentations
Facilitate communication among users of different roles
Allow chairs, senior meta-reviewers, meta-reviewers and reviewers to create note
Facilitate session creation for accepted papers and uploading of slide decks for paper presentation
Log submission activities and file upload/download
Authors can keep track of submitted papers on the move, and receive notification from chairs about their paper's status on the go. Meta-Reviewers and reviewers can browse and bid on conference papers, view the PDF of assigned papers inside the app, view reviews, participate in discussion and receive notification.
The architect of the Conference Management Toolkit is Surajit Chaudhuri, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, Redmond. The service was first developed for ACM SIGKDD 1999. Since then, it has undergone several major improvements and extensions and has been used in thousands of conferences to date. CMT3 is the latest and the most popular version. It is built on Microsoft Azure platform and fully utilizes the best cloud technologies to provide scalability, availability and reliability not matched by any other conference management services. HTML5, Bootstrap and JQuery are used in creating responsive, mobile-first and modern CMT3 web interface.
Since 2016, CMT3 has hosted 6500 conferences with users from 240 countries and regions. The following numbers show the usage of a typical large CMT conference.
People on Program Committee
TPMS Scores Requested
CMT provides free email based support Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm Pacific Time. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.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.