24th Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management

Vendredi, Février 11, 2011

The International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) was founded to encourage scholars and practitioners to develop and disseminate theory, research, and experience that are useful for understanding and improving conflict management in organizational, societal, family, and international settings. We invite papers as well
as proposals for symposia and workshops for the 2011 meeting of IACM to be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Program Chair
Corinne Bendersky, UCLA Anderson School of Management, cbenders@anderson.ucla.edu

Faculty Chair, Local Arrangements Committee
Esra Cuhadar, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, esracg@bilkent.edu.tr

You are invited to submit a paper, symposium or workshop. 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 conflict and conflict management research. We encourage innovative submissions that highlight dialogues between theory and practice, different cultures, different content areas, and different disciplines.

Individual Presentations: Presentations can be submitted as either full length papers or extended abstracts.

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 should contain Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion sections. 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:
Symposia/Debates/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.

Workshops: Workshops are highly interactive, specialized sessions that focus on sharing new techniques or approaches related to teaching, research, and/or practice. There is limited space on the program for workshops. 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 workshops (1.5 hours) during the conference or longer workshops before or after the conference.

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

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
Negotiation Processes
Organizational and Workplace Conflict
Power and Status in Conflict
Relational and Family Conflict
Social and Organizational Justice
Third Party Intervention and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Technology or Communication Media for Managing Conflicts
Trust and Conflict
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in Conflict

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 Program Chair; (4) their willingness to present in the format (paper presentation or poster session) specified by the Program Chair; (5) up to three keywords from the above list that will be used to help assign reviewers; and (6) if the first author is a graduate student.

All submitters will be asked to review papers for the conference program. At the time of submission, submitters who will not be available to review papers will have an opportunity to nominate a co- author.

After notification from the Program Chair, 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.

Submit papers: Submissions will not be accepted after February 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard (California) time. The online submission portal will open by mid-January (please check the IACM website for updates). Papers should be submitted through the IACM website: www.iacm-conflict.org.

There will be several scholarships available to assist with travel or registration costs for students. The Dispute Resolution Research Center at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University will sponsor five student scholarships. In addition, the Columbia University Advanced Consortium on Conflict (AC4) is offering five scholarships for U.S citizens or permanent resident students from historically underrepresented groups, broadly defined as including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, or disability. The AC4 is offering an additional five scholarships for students from developing countries. These students do not need to be studying in their home country.

The following criteria will be used in allocating these scholarships:
(a) graduate student as solo or first author on an accepted paper (not poster)
(b) preference will be given to first-time attendees and/or graduate students who have not previously received a scholarship
(c) preference will be given to highly rated papers

Authors who are interested in being considered for any of these student scholarships should submit their papers to the conference through the normal submissions procedure by February 11, 2011. In addition, you should indicate your interest in being considered for one (and only one) of the scholarships when prompted on the
submissions website. You will then receive detailed application instructions.

All recipients will be honored with a certificate at the awards ceremony.

Awards will be given for papers that make outstanding empirical, theoretical, and practical contributions to the field -- as well as the best paper with a graduate student as sole or first author.

Abstracts of papers, symposia, roundtables and debates presented at the conference will be included in the Conference Program.

The Conference will take place at the Ceylan InterContinental in Istanbul, Turkey. Sabanci University in Istanbul, Koc Univserity in Istanbul and Bilkent University in Ankara are co-hosting the conference. The conference facilities will include PowerPoint projection capability. For additional details on the conference site
and hotel accommodations, please visit: http://www.bus.umich.edu/Conferences/IACM-2011.

For membership information and updates regarding the association and the conference, please see the IACM website: http://www.iacm-conflict.org.

Dan Druckman President, George Mason University and University of
Southern Queensland
Martin Euwema President Elect, Leuvan University
Michele Gelfand Past President, University of Maryland
Astrid Homan Board Member (2009 – 2011), University of Amsterdam
Matthew Cronin Board Member (2009 – 2011), George Mason University
William Bottom Board Member (2010 – 2012), Washington University, St.
Peter Coleman Board Member (2010 – 2012), Columbia University


Esra Cuhadar Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Nimet Beriker Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Arzu Kibris Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Michael Mousseau Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
Resat Bayer Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
Belgin San Akca Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
Stephanie Subocz Event planning consultant, Boston, MA