SPMS Parameters: Introduction

Contacts: Christine Petit-Jean-Genaz, Todd Satogata

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This page explains what the SPMS system parameters (i.e., conference settings) are used for and their configuration. When you receive access to your SPMS instance, a multitude of properties are already set up and pre-populated, copying tried-and-tested settings of your particular conference series. Many of them can be adapted, some must be entered by the Conference Administrator.

The database administrator uses the system parameters to control the different activities related to the organization of the event. After getting an SPMS instance and installing it, you need to set the initial parameters.

The Parameters screen is found under Overall Database Administration / System Parameters.

Clicking on the System Parameters link will get you to here:

Initial Parameter Settings

When you receive access to your SPMS instance, a multitude of properties will already be set up and pre-populated with tried-and-tested settings for your particular conference series. Many of them can be adapted, and some must be entered by the Conference Administrator (see page on SPMS Privileges).

It's very important that system parameters are set correctly. In general, you will want to do the following:

  • Set up the following initial parameters as soon as your instance is set up:
  • Double check the pre-populated parameters to confirm they are correct.
  • Keep in mind that you might not have some of the data you will need to enter until later in the planning process and that some of the settings will change throughout the process. Don't forget to update the parameters as needed later on.

References

Amy McCausey & Christine Petit-Jean-Genaz: http://spms.kek.jp/pls/jacowtm2014/agenda.by_session?sid=WEPSR1

Todd Satogata: https://oraweb.cern.ch/pls/jacowtm2015/agenda.full (WEPSIA01_TALK (and WEPSIA02_TALK))