| A conference management system is not much more than a wiki. Such a system is used by authors to submit their papers and by reviewers (program committee members) to add reviews for those papers. The program chairs make decisions about acceptance or rejection based on the reviews and a discussion among the PC. This can all be carried out in a wiki-like site. The main differences are that there is a rigid format that should be maintained and the role-based access control. An author may only view his own paper. A PC member can only view the papers he is reviewing, but not the reviews before he is done with his own review for a paper. A PC member should not review a paper for which he has a conflict of interest. etc.
-- EelcoVisser - 18 Sep 2005