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Development from the higher education and research community
  • Creation or important update: 22/10/10
  • Minor correction: 22/10/10

Indico : event organization

This software was developed (or is under development) within the higher education and research community. Its stability can vary (see fields below) and its working state is not guaranteed.
  • Web site
  • System: UNIX-like, Windows, MacOS X
  • Current version: v0.96.2 (v0.97 en release candidate) - 27 June 2008
  • License(s): GPL
  • Status: validated (according to PLUME), stable release
  • Support: maintained, ongoing development
  • Designer(s): Département IT du CERN
  • Contact designer(s):
  • Laboratory, service: CERN


General software features

Indico allows management of meetings, workshops and conferences. The agenda system is the most common and the easiest to master function but Indico goes beyond this simple functionality. It allows any kind of multimedia file (presentations, images, documents...) to be attached, and to create surveys on line (for example satisfaction surveys). The management of conferences is complete, from registration to production of the proceedings, including multi-track submissions and badges.

Indico has been successfully used to manage meetings with more than a thousand attendees.

To master the utilization of all the available functionalities needs a learning period.

Indico can be hosted at the laboratory level, but is at its best in large communities.

Context in which the software is used

In France, Indico is mainly used at IN2P3, both with a national scope and at the lab level at LPSC and LAL.
Indico world wide:

Publications related to the software

Indico's new face goes live, by José Benito Gonzalez and José Pedro Ferreira, IT-UDS, on behalf of the Indico team, CERN Computer Newsletter, September 2009