25th Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management July 11-14, 2012 Stellenbosch, South Africa

25th Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management July 11-14, 2012	Stellenbosch, South Africa

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 25th Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management July 11-14, 2012    Stellenbosch, South Africa
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2012, 5:00 p.m. Central European 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 2012 meeting of IACM to be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Program Chair
Lindred Greer, University of Amsterdam, l.l.greer@uva.nl
Faculty Chair, Local Arrangements Committee
Barney Jordaan, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Barney.Jordaan@usb.ac.za
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 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
Archival Research Case Study Field Study Laboratory Study Meta-Analysis Multi-Method /Hybrid Research Novel methods of conflict intervention Other:_____
Qualitative Research Not Applicable: Theoretical Paper
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

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 new this year: 1 or more methodological keywords 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 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Central European (Netherlands) 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 multiple scholarships available to assist students with travel or registration costs. The following criteria will be used in allocating these 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 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 1, 2012. 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 4**** Spier hotel, resort, and spa (http://www.spier.co.za/) near Stellenbosch, South Africa. Stellenbosch University is hosting the conference. The conference facilities will include PowerPoint projection capability.
Spier is located in the heat of the South African winelands, and can be reached in just 20 minutes by bus or taxi from the Cape Town airport. The conference center is also located only 10-15 minutes from the centre of Stellenbosch City (by bus/taxi). The Spier resort offers numerous amenities, including a variety of restaurants (farmer-to-table, an African restaurant, an Indian restaurant...), an on- site vineyard, a full spa, the Spier art collection (one of South Africa’s most comprehensive contemporary African arts body of work), a local arts and crafts market, a Cheetah outreach, eagle encounters, horse riding, and hiking through the local countryside. Additionally, SPIER was awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism SA Accreditation because of their nature conservation projects and their focus on quality and sustainability.
While the accommodation at Spier is luxurious, please note the prices are still low and comparable to US prices at around €140 per person per night. However, there is also an option to share rooms or to stay in nearby guest houses for around €70 per night (http://www.stellenguest.co.za/contact.swf ). Students can choose to stay in student accommodations for €30 per night at nearby Stellenbosch University (http://www.stayatstellenboschuniversity.co.za/www/index.html). Both the student accommodations as well as the guesthouses are located in the city center of Stellenbosch and will be connected to the Spier conference center during the conference by free shuttle buses.
For additional details on the conference site and hotel accommodations, please visit:
For membership information and updates regarding the association and the conference, please see the IACM website: http://www.iacm-conflict.org.
Martin Euwema Wendi Adair Dan Druckman William Bottom Peter Coleman David Johnson Jana Raver Shirli Kopelman Don Gibson Cheryl Rivers Mara Olekalns Karen Jehn Wolfgang Steinel Bruce Barry
Shelly Whitmer
Lindred Greer Hillie Aaldering Ashleigh Rosette Ozum Saygi Shaul Shalvi
Barney Jordaan David Venter Alexandra de Beer Katalien Bollen
President, Leuven University, Belgium President Elect, University of Waterloo, Canada Past-President, George Mason University, USA and University of Southern Queensland, Australia Board Member (2010 – 2012), Washington University in St. Louis, USA Board Member (2010 – 2012), Columbia University, USA Board Member (2011 - 2013) , University of Minnesota, USA Board Member (2011 - 2013), Queen's University, Canada Officer, Executive, University of Michigan, USA Officer, Treasurer, Fairfield University, USA Officer, Communications, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Officer, NCMR Editor, Melbourne Business School, Australia Officer, NCMR Editor, Melbourne Business School, Australia Officer, Web Development, Leiden University, Netherlands Chair, IACM Advisory Board, Vanderbilt University, USA
IACM Administrative Assistant, University of Michigan, USA
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Duke University, USA University of Amsterdam, Netherlands University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stellenbosch University, South Africa Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium Stellenbosch University, South Africa Leuven University, Belgium

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