LivingTalks is a conference content management
tool under the open source license. It is based on Enterprise JavaBeans
and runs with Sun's reference implementation (or Orion).
Currently, there are two versions available:
v1.1 distribution for Sun's j2eesdk-1.2 "out of the
2. LivingTalks v1.1a for Orion v1.5.3 (tested release)
& SapDB 7.3 Linux or Windows.
This web site supports a demo space of the LivingTalks
tool so you can test drive it immediately prior to download and
installation. The following demo user has been created with edit
privileges (use with care ;-)
You may access the server by clicking here
now (administration view).
The published content as managed above is online
here (public view).
The LivingTalks content management system is able
to manage content (as of version 1.x) which can be expressed in
terms of persons (authors), events (talks),
time-blocks (sessions), time-series (tracks),
schedules, and categories for events and authentication.
The following chart illustrates the kind of workflow supported by
Privileged persons may publish the content. XML-based
import, export and publishing are supported. publish for print and
web is supported. The actual look of the publication is defined
by XSLT and CSS stylesheets. However, to just include your corporate
ID it is sufficient to edit a simple wrapper HTML file.
As a special feature, concurrent threads may be
visualized side-by-side on the same page and additionally, events
which span multiple threads (eg. a keynote common to multiple tracks)
Management of accompanying documents (slides, papers,
website info etc.) is supported, too.
The single next idea is to support the process
of Call-for-Paper submissions, review, selection and publishing.
This would be combined with access right to 'own' information. This
would allow authors to edit and update information about their talks
themselves. Second, we think about drag'n-drop support to schedule
If a conference thinks about using the software,
we may be happy to support you.