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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
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.
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.
An online system (accessible via www.ingroup.net/conference.html) 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.
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.
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. Panel 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.
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:
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
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.
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:
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])