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Dear colleagues,
INGRoup, the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research, invites you to
submit your research to our annual conference, July 14-16, 2016, in
Helsinki, Finland. Submission categories include individual papers,
extended abstracts, posters, and symposia (panel or paper). All submissions
are due February 1, 11:59pm EST; for details, please see the Call for
Submissions below. The submission website is www.ingroup.net/conference.

INGRoup conferences bring together scholars from multiple disciplines to
discuss research in an engaging, welcoming environment. Each year we give
awards for Best Conference Paper, Best Conference Poster, Best Student
Paper, and the Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the
Study of Groups. Recent McGrath award winners include John Mathieu, Norbert
Kerr, M. Scott Poole, Eduardo Salas, Richard Moreland, John Levine, and the
late Richard Hackman. For more information, check out our website (
www.ingroup.net).

Come join us!

Mark Clark, INGRoup VP of Association

*2016 INGRoup Conference, Helsinki, Finland, July 14-16, 2016*


*CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DUE FEB 1 (EST)*

*Eleventh Annual Conference - Convening in Europe*

Preconference workshops July 14, conference starts evening of July 14

*Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki, Finland*


*www.ingroup.net/conference.html <http://www.ingroup.net/conference.html> *


 *Submission Deadline *

We welcome your submissions to the conference program! Submissions must be
received by *Monday, February 1, 2016 *(23:59:59, Eastern Standard Time).
No extensions to the deadline will be granted.

*Overview *

Societies are dependent on the formation and utilization of groups and
teams, making them relevant to countless aspects of life. Accordingly,
scholars who study groups can be found across a wide array of disciplines
(e.g., anthropology, communication, education, engineering, history,
information systems, medicine, nursing, organizational behavior,
philosophy, psychology, political science, public health, sociology). The
Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) was created to
provide a context for scholars to:

   - Promote communication about groups and teams research across fields
   and nations
   - Advance understanding about group dynamics through research
   - Advance theory and methods for understanding groups and teams
   - Promote interdisciplinary research

 The *11th Annual INGRoup Conference* will be held so scholars across
disciplines can come together, share information, and learn from one
another. The conference program will include paper, poster, symposia, and
panel sessions, and a business meeting open to all members so the future of
INGRoup can be collectively planned and shaped.

*Submissions *

An online system (accessible via www.ingroup.net/conference.html
<http://www.ingroup.net>) will be open from *November 30, 2015* to *February
1, 2016* (23:59:59, Eastern Standard Time). All submissions must be
accompanied by a 50-word abstract for inclusion in the conference program.
Submitters will be required to provide full name, position, institution,
discipline, and contact information for all authors. Submissions that
include participants from a variety of disciplinary traditions are highly
encouraged. *Excluding poster submissions, scholars can be the presenting
author on no more than two submissions*. Submissions that involve research
that has been previously presented at other professional conferences should
be modified so that they are not identical to past presentations, and, most
importantly, should be tailored to suit INGRoups interdisciplinary
audience. By submitting, at least one co-author from each paper is
committed to register for, and attend, the conference upon acceptance. We
accept the types of submissions listed below.

*Individual Submissions *

Submission for paper presentations and posters can take two forms: an
extended abstract or a complete paper. Note, to be considered for the
conference best paper awards, a complete paper submission is necessary.

   - *Complete Paper**. *A complete paper should (a) present original
   research or (b) develop, review, or critique group theory or group
   methods. In addition to the required 50 word abstract, complete papers
   can be up to 35 pages (double-spaced, tables and figures excluded from the
   page limit). Complete papers that are empirical should include the
   following: title, keywords, purpose, methodology, results, conclusions, and
   references. Complete papers for theories, reviews, or critiques should
   include the following: title, keywords, purpose, scope of
   theory/critique/review, conclusions, and references. During the submission
   process, you will be asked to indicate your preference (not guaranteed) of
   presenting your paper as an oral presentation or in an interactive
   poster session. Only papers submitted in this category are considered
   for the *Best Conference Paper Award* and the *Best Student Conference
   Paper Award*.
   - *Extended abstract*. Extended abstracts should be 1,500-to 3,000-words
   and may present original empirical research, theoretical development,
   reviews, or critiques. In addition to the required 50 word abstract,
   extended abstracts for empirical papers should include the following:
   title, keywords, purpose, methodology, results (preliminary if in early
   stages), conclusions, and key references. Extended abstracts for theories,
   reviews, or critiques should include the following: title, keywords,
   purpose, identify the scope of theory/critique/review, and references.
   During the submission process, you will be asked to indicate your
   preference (not guaranteed) of presenting your paper as an oral
   presentation or in an interactive poster session. Extended abstracts are
   intended for scholarship that is still in process. It is expected that
   the work described in an extended abstract will be completed for
   presentation at the conference.
   - *Poster*. Complete papers and extended abstracts can likewise be
   submitted for the sole purpose of participating in the interactive
   poster session. Poster submissions should meet the same requirements as the
   complete paper and extended abstract submissions described above. Posters
   are also evaluated by conference participants, and a Best Poster Award will
   be given.

*Organized Sessions *

Submission for organized session presentations can take two forms: a
symposium or a discussion panel. *Symposium paper sessions* involve
individual presentations that are thematically related. P*anel discussions*
are also thematically related but they are expected to be more interactive.

   - *Symposium Paper Session*. A symposium paper session involves a
   submitter organized set of paper presentations developed around a common
   topic. Submissions should adequately describe an overarching theme that has
   relevance across disciplines. All else being equal, submissions that
   include participants from more than one discipline will be favored. A
   symposium can have either (a) 4 presentations or (b) 3 presentations and a
   discussant. Presenters should discuss research that directly relates to the
   overarching theme of the session. If a discussant is involved, his/her
   contribution should be described.  In addition to a 50 word abstract
   describing the symposium, an overview paper for the symposium should be
   included and is expected to be between 900 and 1,500 words and describe the
   focal issue, participants qualifications, and expected contributions. A
   complete paper or extended abstract of each presentation must be included
   in this submission. Submitters should place all documents in one file.
   Note that a presentation within a symposium counts towards the limit of no
   more than two presenting author submissions.
   - *Panel Discussions*: Panel submissions should aim to create a forum
   for scholarly discussion about issues related to the advancement of group
   theory and/or research. Submissions should describe an overarching theme
   that has relevance across disciplines. All else being equal, submissions
   that include participants from more than one discipline will be favored. A
   panel should have a moderator to facilitate discussion and can have up to 6
   participants total (including the moderator). In addition to a 50 word
   abstract describing the panel discussion, a panel submission should be
   between 900 and 1,500 words and describe the focal issue, participants
   qualifications, and expected contributions. Submissions should adequately
   describe a plan for facilitating discussion between panelists and/or the
   panel and audience, and should describe how such discussions could advance
   group theory and/or research. Submitters should place all documents in
   one file. Note that a presentation within a panel discussion counts towards
   the limit of no more than two presenting author submissions.

For each submission, you will be asked to indicate topics that characterize
your submission. This information will help the program chair to identify
reviewers that are experts in that area and to align your submission with
other submissions that fit your areas of interest.



*Submission Procedures *

Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. The program chair
will notify the submitter of acceptance by late March. Awards for Best
Conference Paper, Best Graduate Student Paper, and Best Poster will be
presented at the conference.

*The link for submission will be on the INGRoup website starting November
30, 2015:*


*http://www.ingroup.net/conference.html
<http://www.ingroup.net/conference.html> *

Registration consists of a few demographic questions and requires you to
create a user name and password. Once registered, you will then be given
several account options (Overview tab) as to how you can proceed.

Two of the options are very important to complete. First, *Your Submissions*
will give you the option to submit a manuscript. Upon clicking this link,
you will be given five different types of submission options (individual
paper, individual extended abstract, poster, symposium paper session, panel
discussion) and will then be able to submit your manuscript.

The second account option is titled *Priority Topic Selection* and allows
you to indicate topics that best represent your expertise as a reviewer. We
would like to emphasize that the review process depends on submitters
participating in the review process; we therefore hope that everyone
registers as a reviewer by indicating priority topics.

A third option is to designate a Graduate Student Submission. This
designation requires that the submission have a graduate student as first
author. Faculty can be a co-author, but the student/students on the
submission must have done the majority of the work for the paper, including
conceptual and/or empirical development.

 Questions about the submission process? Contact a Program Co-Chair, Ana
Passos ([log in to unmask]) or Caterina Santos (
[log in to unmask]).

 *Hotel and Venue Arrangements *

The 2016 11th Annual INGRoup Conference will be held at the Radisson Blu
Royal Hotel, Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki, Finland (
www.radissonblu.com/en/royalhotel-helsinki). A block of rooms have been
reserved at the conference hotel July 12 through July 17, 2016 at the
conference rate of 115 (single) or 130 (double). Reservations at the
reduced room rate are on a first-come, first served basis. The reduced room
rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after May 17, 2016.
Reservations can be made:

   - via Telephone: +358 20 1234 700 (mention INGRoup)
   - via E-mail: [log in to unmask]  (mention INGRoup)
   - via internet: www.radissonblu.com/royalhotel-helsinki (use promotional
   code BINGRP)

Some conference sessions will be held at Aalto University and other local
venues.

*Questions about INGRoup or the 2016 Conference?*

For more information, please go to www.ingroup.net, or contact a member of
the organizing committee:

   - Ana Passos (Program Chair), Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (
   [log in to unmask])
   - Catarina Santos (Program Co-Chair), Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
   - Mikko Koria (Local Arrangements Chair), Aalto University  (
   [log in to unmask]) and Loughborough University London (
   [log in to unmask])
   - Matti Vartiainen (Local Arrangements Committee), Aalto University
   - Stephen M. Fiore (President and Chair of the Board), University of
   Central Florida ([log in to unmask])
   - Mark Clark (VP, Association), American University (
   [log in to unmask])
   - Jessica Wildman (VP, Conference Coordinator), Florida Institute of
   Technology ([log in to unmask])
   - Tuck Pescosolido (Secretary), University of New Hampshire (
   [log in to unmask])


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Mark Clark, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar, Erasmus University (Rotterdam) iBMG
Assoc Prof, Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, DC
(202) 885-1873  www.american.edu/kogod/faculty/maclark.cfm
INGRoup 2016 July 14-16 in Helsinki! www.ingroup.net/

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