For the ISG*ISARC2012 Conference , the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Universitair Centrum voor de Bouwproductie chose a radically new approach to conference management. The conference is centered around the sustaining of quality of living at high age by using novel and cutting edge technologies. To this end, the standard paper-and-ink conference book was replaced by a new concept, an Android-based smartphone application that provides the conference participant with searchable and organizable schedule, participant, speaker, abstract and presentation information at their fingertips.
This was a global first for both the ISG and ISARC organisations. Executive Engineering provided project management, specification analysis, outsourcing management and start-to-finish software and user interface development. We also provided IT infrastructure analysis to ensure the data communications systems could handle such a high concentration of smartphones in a single area. The application interfaces with the well known “OCS” open-conference-system, used around the world for managing and hosting academic conferences. The modular nature of the application allows other conference organisations to rapidly adapt the application to their needs.
If you liked working with the app during the ISG*ISARC2012 conference and would like to know about the possibilities of developing a similar app for your own conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!