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26th Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management



26th Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management
June 30-July 3, 2013 - Tacoma, Washington, USA

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m. US Eastern Standard Time

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 2013 meeting of IACM to be held in Tacoma, Washington.

Program Chair
Sonja Rispens, Eindhoven University of Technology,

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
Zoe Barsness, University of Washington,
Jill Purdy, University of Washington,


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 negotiation 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 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:

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; Mediation; Negotiation Processes; Organizational and Workplace Conflict; Power and Status in Conflict; Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding; 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; Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in Conflict


Archival Research; Case Study; Field Study; Laboratory Study; Meta-Analysis; Multi-Method /Hybrid Research; Novel methods of conflict intervention; Qualitative Research


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 program content list, and 1 methodological keyword from the methodological approaches 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 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. US Eastern Standard Time. The online submission portal will open mid-January 2013.


There will be multiple conference travel scholarships available to assist students with transportation, accommodations, and/or registration costs. The following criteria will be used to award scholarships:

(a) graduate student as solo or first author on an accepted paper or 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 papers highly rated in the review process

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 8, 2013. 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 and if awarded a scholarship, guidelines for reimbursement procedures will be provided.

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 Hotel Murano, ( Hotel Murano is a boutique luxury hotel with world class artworks on display throughout the hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of museums and restaurants. The conference facilities will include PowerPoint projection capability.


For updates and additional details about the conference, to become a member, and association news, please see the IACM website:


Wendi Adair, President (2013 Conference in Tacoma WA, USA), University of Waterloo, Canada
Sonja Rispens, Program Chair (2013 Conference), Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Zoe Barsness, Local Arrangements Team (2013 Conference), University of Washington Tacoma, USA
Jill Purdy, Local Arrangements Team (2013 Conference), University of Washington Tacoma, USA
Karen (Etty) Jehn, President-Elect (2014 Conference in Leiden, Netherlands) Melbourne Business School, Australia
Dan Druckman, Past President (2011 Conference in Istanbul, Turkey), George Mason University, USA and University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Martin Euwema, Past President (2012 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa), Leuven University, Belgium
David Johnson, Board Member at Large (2011 - 2013), University of Minnesota, USA
Jana Raver, Board Member at Large (2011 - 2013), Queen's University, Canada
Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, Board Member at Large (2012 - 2014), Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA
Vidar Schei, Board Member at Large (2012 - 2014), NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
Shirli Kopelman, Executive Director, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, USA
Cheryl Rivers, Communications Officer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Donald Gibson, Financial Advisor, Fairfield University, USA
Deborah Cai, NCMR Editor, Temple University, USA
Meriem Kalter, Signal Editor, Leuven University, Belgium
Vanessa Seymen, Signal Editor, Nest Consulting, Israel
Wolfgang Steinel, Photographer, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Gal Gutman, Web Development, University of Tel-Aviv, Israel
Dan Druckman, Chair of IACM Advisory Board, George Mason University, USA and University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Shelly Whitmer, IACM Administrative Manager, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, USA

We hope to see you in Tacoma!

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