Topic: Reassignment of the presenting author / presenter of a paper not possible  (Read 53921 times)

We want to reassign the presenter for a certain full paper already submitted, but tried without success.

There is a difference between submitting authors and presenting authors in ConfTool Pro. In the default configuration the submitting author is also considered as presenter of a paper. If you want to change the submitting author, please make sure that the new submitting author holds a user account (you can always create new accounts in the back end) and then reassign the submission to the new user by using "Change Submitting Author" (see Image 1).

However, for each submission type / conference track you can also enable the selection of “Presenting Authors” if you want to allow authors to select a presenter for each submission.  
To activate this, please go to:
Overview =>Settings= >Manage Submission Types / Conference Tracks

Please edit the "presenting author" option for the required track / submission type.  The default setting is "No", to enable the selection of presenting authors you can choose between "Yes, exactly one" and "Yes, one or more" (Image 2).

Now you can find radio buttons (one presenter) or checkboxes (several authors) right of the author text fields if you edit a submission. Please use this option to select a presenting author.

Please note: During the upload of the final version / camera-ready copy the presenting author can always be selected (Image 3). If your conference has such a phase, you can also go to:
Overview => Manage Submissions and Reviews => Accepted Contributions with Final Versions
and click on “Edit Final Details” in the right-hand column to update the presenter. Please also have a look at the documentation of the final upload function.

We also provide more detailed information on using presenting authors and on how the user status "presenter" is used.