2015 Conference Call for Submissions


Conference submissions for 2015 is closed.  


Submission Deadline: February 2, 2015, US Eastern Standard Time

To help with the review process, please complete a very brief survey at: http://tinyurl.com/iacmreview



I. Conference Submission Types 

You are invited to submit your work to be presented at the IACM conference. Submissions should present new material, distinct from published works (including those that will appear in-print before the conference) and presentations at other conferences. Submissions should be consistent with one or more of the general content areas listed below. We encourage a broad range of topic areas, and priority is given to those with clear relevance to negotiation and conflict management research. We encourage innovative submissions that highlight dialogues between theory and practice, different cultures, different content areas, and different disciplines. All submissions (including extended abstracts) need to include an abstract that is no longer than 150 words, to be included in the conference program.

Individual Presentations

Presentations can be submitted as either full-length papers or extended abstracts. Please note that full papers and extended abstracts will be subject to blinde review. The uploaded paper must NOT include any author identifying information; the first page should only include the title and abstract (150 words max). Please submit as a pdf document, with the short title as the file name (this name should also be included as a header in the upper right hand corner of the document). 

Full Papers: Papers are limited to 30 TOTAL PAGES (including title page, abstract, references, tables, and figures) and should be formatted according to guidelines set forth in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Papers may be empirical or theoretical. Papers that do not fit logically with others or would benefit from more time or a face-to-face discussion will be scheduled in showcase poster sessions.

Extended Abstracts: Extended abstracts must include at least 1000 WORDS and contain sufficient information for review. Every effort will be made to include favorably reviewed abstracts into the conference program, but priority will be given to full papers. Extended abstracts will not be considered for awards.

Multi-Presenter Submissions

These submissions need to include the organizer and presenter information on the first page (the review process will not be blind). The first page should also include the title and abstract (150 words max). Please submit as a pdf document, with the short title as the file name (this name should also be included as a header in the upper right hand corner of the document). 

Symposia, Debates, or Roundtables: Symposia are focused sessions in which participants present their views on a common issue. Debates typically include a moderator and two teams of one or two speakers each. Roundtable discussions typically involve a moderator/facilitator and a panel consisting of participants from a variety of different traditions or perspectives on an issue. Symposia, Debates, and Roundtable submissions should include a THREE PAGE MAXIMUM statement describing the focal issue and the qualifications of each participant. It should also include ONE PAGE for each participant describing their expected contributions and a statement declaring their intention to register for and attend the conference. Both academics and practitioners are encouraged to submit their work to these tracks.

Workshops: Workshops are highly interactive, specialized sessions that focus on sharing new techniques or approaches related to teaching, research, and/or practice. A THREE PAGE MAXIMUM workshop proposal should explain its relevance to IACM; articulate the session's goals, give details on the format to be used, indicate constraints on time and the number of participants, and describe the relevant qualifications of those who intend to conduct the workshop. We welcome creative formats for either short (1.5 hours) workshops during the conference, or longer workshops before or after the conference.

Novel Session Formats: We encourage proposals for innovative or experimental conference sessions that do not fit any of the categories described above.


II. Conference Program Content Areas

Conflict Frames and Dimensions; Conflict Research Methods; Cultural Dimensions of Conflict; Emotions and Conflict; Environmental and Public Resource Conflict; Ethnic, Religious and Regional Conflicts; Decision Processes in Conflict; Diversity and Identity in Conflict; Games and Social Dilemmas; Individuals in Conflict (i.e., individual differences and cognitions); Intergovernmental Conflict; Intra- and Inter-Group Conflict; Law and Social Conflict; Mediation; Negotiation Processes; Organizational and Workplace Conflict; Power and Status in Conflict; Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peace Building; Relational and Family Conflict; Social and Organizational Justice; Third Party Intervention and Alternative Dispute Resolution; Technology or Communication Media for Managing Conflicts; Terrorism; Trust and Conflict; Territoriality and Conflict; Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in Conflict.

III. Methodological Approaches in Program

Archival Research; Case Study; Field Study; Laboratory Study; Meta-Analysis; Multi-Method /Hybrid Research; Novel Methods of Conflict Intervention; Qualitative Research.  


IV. Submission Procedures

All submitters will be asked to verify and indicate in the online submission:
(1) the person(s) responsible for presenting the submission;
(2) a promise that each presenter will register and attend the conference should their submission be accepted;
(3) their willingness to present at the time and date scheduled by the Conference Submission Coordinator;
(4) their willingness to present in the format specified by the Conference Submission Coordinator;
(5) up to three content area keywords and one methodological keyword that will be used to help assign reviewers;
(6) whether the first author is a graduate student; and
(7) an author may not submit more than 3 papers where he/she is the lead author.

All authors on submissions will be asked to review papers for the conference program. At the time of submission, the submitter should indicate their willingness and topic areas that they and each of her/his co-authors is willing to review. To help match expertise in content area and methods to provide quality developmental reviews, all authors will be invited to complete a brief reviewer information survey.

After notification from the Conference Submission Coordinator, the submitter is responsible for notifying co-authors and other session participants about the acceptance/rejection decision and information concerning session location, timing and format.

V. Awards and Proceedings

Conference awards will be given for individual papers that make outstanding empirical, theoretical, and/or practical contributions to the field, as well as for the best paper with a graduate student as sole or first author. Abstracts of papers, extended abstracts, symposia, roundtables, debates, and novel formats presented at the conference will be included in the Conference Program.