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CEUR Make GUI - A Usable Web Frontend Supporting the Workflow of Publishing Proceedings of Scientific Workshops

  • Muhammad Rohan Ali AsmatEmail author
  • Christoph Lange
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 767)

Abstract

CEUR-WS.org is a widely used open access repository for computer science workshop proceedings. To publish a proceedings volume there, workshop organisers have to follow a complex, error-prone workflow, which mainly involves the creation and submission of an HTML table of contents. With ceur-make we had previously provided a command-line tool for partially automating this workflow. However, in a recent usability evaluation we confirmed that the tool is difficult to learn, highly dependent on other software, not portable and hard to use. We sought to solve these issues with a web-based user interface, which we present here. A usability evaluation of the latter proves significant improvements.

Keywords

Scholarly publishing Open access User experience User interfaces 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RWTH AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.University of BonnBonnGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer IAISSankt AugustinGermany

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