- Absolutely Public
- The state in which a resource is public, regardless of the status
that is inherited from the parent resource.
- Ideas or summary of a presentation/contribution, often assigned to
a track. Once accepted becomes a contribution.
- A register, associated with a user, and that enables him/her to
authenticate his/her identity. Indico supports local accounts (no
longer used at CERN) and NICE accounts (centrally registered at
CERN, and authenticated through SSO).
- An “Avatar” is a representation of a user in the Indico database.
It usually contains all the user’s personal info (that is extracted
from the NICE database the first time the user logs into Indico).
These data can be explicitly modified by the user. An Avatar is
normally associated with one or more accounts.
- A pause in the schedule of a meeting/conference. Breaks can be
placed inside sessions/slots or at the top level.
- A container for events. Categories can contain either other
categories (sub-categories), or events, never both at the same
time. The category hierarchy of Indico resembles a tree where
categories that contain events are the “leaves”.
- Cloning a meeting means replicating it (with the exact same
information) on a diferent date. This is normally useful for series
of meetings whose participans and/or contents don’t change
- The most complex kind of event, containing the same as a meeting,
plus support for registration, abstract management, and other
features that are specific to this kind of event.
- Usually a presentation taking place within a session or slot.
- A poll, that is conducted normally after an event takes place, so
that the organizer can gather feedback about it. It can be applied
to any event, and the results can be exported as stylesheets.
- An event is either a Lecture, Meeting or Conference.
- In the context of Indico, this is a resource that links to a
physical file, contained in Indico’s “archive”. Files are stored
- A presentation, normally done by one or more speakers. It doesn’t
contain any “substructures” such as contributions.
- In the context of Indico, a Link is a resource that links to some
other resource on the Web, specified by a URL. Links exist inside
- A Material is a container for Files and Links, it groups resources
of the same nature (i.e. slides, documents, drawings...). Materials
can be attached to Categories (quite rare), Events, Sessions,
Contributions and Subcontributions.
- A kind of event that implies some degree of participation from
different participants, over different topics (Contributions).
Contributions can be placed into Sessions, for better organization.
Slots can also be used, but they are disabled by default.
- Minutes are annotations produced by participans in a meeting. They
can be associated with Meetings, Sessions, Contributions and
- A status in which a resource is publicly accessible, with no
constraints. This status can be overriden, if the parent resource
is set as private (see Restricted by Inheritance).
- In the context of this document, a Resource is a category, event
(lecture, meeting or conference), session, contribution,
subcontribution, material, link or file. It is basically any
information-bearing object in Indico’s domain.
- A status in which a resource cannot be accessed by users that do
not accomplish certain criteria (i.e. being in a list, or coming
from a specific IP domain...).
- Restricted by Inheritance
- A status in which an resource is private just because its parent
resource was set as private (either by inheritance, or
- A time slot to help organise your conference timetable. Can contain
slots, contributions and breaks.
- A session can be split into slots, can be used when the session
happens over more than one period of time. Can contain
contributions and breaks.
- A subdivision of a contribution.
- Tracks define the main divisions/topics of your conference. You can
attach contributions and abstracts to tracks.
- In the context of Indico, Visibility usually refers to the extent
to which an event can be seen in the event overview page. This
attribute sets whether the event can be seen as belonging to the
top level class (and all those below), to none of them (invisible),
or to one of the intermediate classes (and all those below).