Interested in using Open Conference Systems (OCS) for your upcoming conference or event? We can provide a permanent home for recurring conferences or give you a short-term space for a one-time event.

For an annual fee we will:

  • install OCS on our servers
  • get you started with initial setup and training support
  • provide daily backups (seven days incremental, other regimens available for an additional fee)
  • upgrade the software
  • ensure that your content is highly visible on the web.

Leave the technical details to us, and get on with your event!

You retain full control over your event or conference. You select the best policies (e.g., copyright, access, peer-review, etc.) for your event without any requirements from us. All of the content is yours. If for any reason you choose to move to a different service, you can take all of your data with you. We'll even help with the transition.

If you are not already familiar with all of the benefits of using our software, be sure to check out the PKP website here.

Depending on your needs, you can choose from our Basic, Professional, or Enterprise plans. Basic is ideal for the tech-savvy organization that wants to leave the hosting up to us, but can take care of everything else itself. Choose Professional or Enterprise if you need extra support or additional features.

If you are ready to get started, please select one of our plans and click on 'Purchase' below or fill in this form. If you have any further questions, just let us know.




Description Dedicated OJS/OCS Installation Dedicated OJS/OCS Installation Dedicated OJS/OCS Installation
Server Environment
Upgrades Yes Yes Yes
Priority Bug Fixes
Daily Backups Yes Yes Yes
Complimentary Support 1 Hours/Year 2 Hours/Year 4 Hours/Year
Initial Training
1 Hours
2 Hours
3 Hours
Storage 5GB 10GB 25GB
Discount on Customizations and Consultation
Optional Extras (Listed Below)
Choose any 2
Choose any 4
Yearly Cost (Per Title) $850.00 USD $1,500.00 USD $2,700.00 USD
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Server Environments


Conferences on the Basic plan are hosted on the Simon Fraser University servers. The SFU Library endeavours to maintain and make available its online systems and services on a 24/7 basis, and to respond to any system problems or requests for support in a timely manner. However, regular working hours for Library Systems staff are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Pacific Time, Monday – Friday, except public holidays. Outside of these times, the Library relies on remote monitoring utilities and reports from regular Library staff who may be working evening and weekend shifts.


In addition to the above, conferences on the Professional and Enterprise plans are hosted in a commercial-level hosting environment by an internet service provider based in Canada, with its own service level agreement, which we will honour. Please contact us for further details.


Optional Extras

  • Google Analytics setup assistance
  • Disqus comment plugin installation
  • Piwik stats
  • Payment plugin setup assistance
  • Domain name registration and setup
  • SSH access
  • Auto Antivirus on Uploads


Support Agreement

Our Support Agreement is available here. If you have any questions, please contact us