Here are highlights of CMT's important features
o Unlimited number of submissions.
o Data is geo-replicated across Microsoft Azure data centers and will not be lost.
o Modern web interface with instant search over all fields in tables.
o Independent schedules and deadlines for workflows.
o Flexibility in managing papers across multiple tracks.
o Support for both single-blind and double-blind reviewing.
o Customizable paper status labels.
o Customizable submission form supports author instructions, abstract with flexible size limit, drag & drop file upload, additional fields and hierarchical subject area selection.
o No limit on number of submission files and large file size limit (100MB).
o Support for uploading supplementary material files for submission.
o Sophisticated conflict management that includes conflict domains, author marked conflicts, reviewer/author direct conflicts and conflict disputes.
o Customizable review form supports different type of questions (free text, multiple-choices, etc.).
o Auto saving draft for reviews, meta-review and author feedback forms.
o Support for importing and inviting reviewers and meta-reviewers to the system.
o Bidding for both reviewers and meta-reviewers.
o Option to use TPMS (Toronto Paper Matching System) for assignments of papers to reviewers and meta-reviewers.
o Optimal automatic paper assignments takes into account TPMS scores, subject area relevance, bidding, and meta-reviewer’s suggestions (subject to conflict and quota constraints).
o Option to use reviewer type to separate reviewers into different groups (for ex, Faculty/Postdoc/Student) to give reviewers different assignment load.
o Option to import assignments, bids and papers’ status.
o Option for reviewer to assign paper to external reviewer.
o Option to use review discussions for resolving conflicting reviews.
o Option for reviewer to perform offline reviewing.
o Option for reviewers to upload file with review comments to share with authors.
o Option for authors to upload rebuttal as files to share with reviewers.
o Configurable email template supporting wide range of variables such as submission id/title, recipient name/email, assigned paper list, etc.
o Email preview.
o Extensive support for exporting submissions, bids, assignments and reviews,etc.
o Automatic Author notification of acceptance/rejections/revisions.
o Revision upload and review.
o Camera-ready paper and IEEE eCopyright collection.
o Option for Chairs to add searchable notes for papers to share with co-chairs.
o Submission activity log (submission creation/edit/deletion, file upload/download, etc.).
o Full history of emails sent by chairs, meta-reviewers, reviewers and other users.
o Publishing camera-ready paper meta-data to Open Academic society so web search engines can crawl and index.
o Email based technical support with most questions answered within a working day.
o Does not manage conference fees or logistics such as accommodations, transportation or Visa issues.