What is Sciforum?
Sciforum is an event planning platform that supports open science by offering the opportunity to host and participate in academic conferences. It provides an environment for scholarly exchange, discussion of topics of current interest, building of networks and establishing collaborations. Sciforum was launched in 2009 by MDPI, an academic open-access publisher with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.
Sciforum does not only offer the possibility to participate in conferences, but invites scientists to organize their own conferences. The organizers reduce their administrative efforts thanks to an online tool that supports all aspects of conference organization, including setting up and maintaining the conference website, managing the peer-review process, publishing the conference proceedings, handling and coordinating the conference schedule, registration, billing, sponsors, etc. Organizers can choose between physical and online conferences and whether they require administrative support from Sciforum staff.
Sciforum serves as a platform for conference registrations, and for conference abstract/paper submission and revision. Proceedings and presentations can be made available on Sciforum after the event.
Online conferences are events held online that presenters and attendees can participate for free. While the conference is running, participants can use Sciforum as a discussion forum on conference papers and presentations. Proceedings and discussions are immediately archived on Sciforum.