~ CALL FOR PROPOSALS ~
Track: Foundations of Complex Systems
Session: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Tempe, Arizona
to be convened as part of
September 28- October 2, 2015 Tempe, Arizona
Co-production of knowledge with practitioners or the public is a skill set that a majority of scholars need to further develop. Participatory complexity modeling shifts interactions between scholars and practitioners from one-off experiences to an iterative process focused on continued collaboration. While this long-term approach requires increased effort and commitment from both sides, there are several sources of motivation for research that is developed in concert with external stakeholders:
- First, when research is meant to inform how a system operates, its power is limited if never tested against real-world experience.
- Second, there are complex problems in our world that cannot be studied or solved without the knowledge of relevant participant groups that bring unique knowledge and skill sets that enhance the understanding and assessment of possible solutions.
- Third, there is increasing pressure from external environments for science to demonstrate its application to real world problems, evidenced through reductions in funding opportunities for pure social science research and expanded funding opportunities for social science research grounded in practice or application.
Submissions of Interest:
This half day workshop is centered on the sharing of experiences with participatory modeling and the development of best practices. Submissions should center on research and practice cases regarding participatory modeling experiences. Of particular interest to the session are narratives of co-produced research; this can include the objectives, design, execution, and application of the work.
Satellite Session Format:
This half day workshop will follow an “open space” or “unconference” format. The workshop will alternate between thematic small group breakout sessions, and a whole-group roundtable discussion for the emergence of common findings. Best practices and insights identified from the discussion will be collected and made available as the workshop output.
Abstracts for this satellite session must be entered through the EasyChair system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ccs15). 300 words maximum. Submissions must be in PDF format. Authors should submit their abstract as a “paper”, but must include the title of the satellite session in the first line of the abstract.
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: August 1st, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: August 15th, 2015
All the participants of the satellite meeting (with or without abstract submission) must register for the Conference on Complex Systems 2015.