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Add a short-title field, #742

oxinabox opened this issue Jul 2, 2019 · 2 comments

Add a short-title field, #742

oxinabox opened this issue Jul 2, 2019 · 2 comments


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@oxinabox oxinabox commented Jul 2, 2019

Problem you are facing

There is no bounds on the length of submission titles.

The peak-length talks at JuliaCon include:

  • “IVIVC.jl: In vitro – in vivo correlation module as part of an integrated pharmaceutical modeling and simulation platform”
  • “Heterogeneous Agent Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) Models in Julia at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York”

This makes it very hard to dislay them where there is limitted space.

(This is too late to help me now, but for next year)

Possible Solution

Add an extra optional field for Short Title perhaps with (possibly configurable?) max length.
which is required if the main title is longer than that max length.

An alternative would be for conferences to ask it as a Question on the submission.
However, that would mean it could not be automatically used in the schedule editor/ view.


There are a number of places where a short title would be useful to display a shorter title.

  • Schedule editor (re #736)
  • Schedual view (re #550)
  • Exported PDF (#295)



Prior Art

  • Grenadine has this feature.
  • It is also comment in many LaTeX paper templates, wherre the short title will be displayed in the header.
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@rixx rixx commented Jul 3, 2019

I think it would be more in line with pretalx's existing configuration options to allow organisers to specify an upper limit on title length. (Accepting on this basis.)

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@oxinabox oxinabox commented Jul 4, 2019

And then event organisers could add a long-title question.
(If e.g. it should match against a paper title,)

@rixx rixx closed this in 8490e6a Jul 10, 2019
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