Call for Papers

​​​Submission deadline extended to March 1, 2020
4th International Conference on Complexity And Policy Studies (CAPS 2020)
Research and Practice for Social Good in a Complex World
Host: UNC Charlotte Complex Systems Institute
May 18 - 20, 2020
Open Gov Hub
Washington, DC, 20005
To register: https://www.caps-conference.org/register

 

CAPS 2020 is the 4th International Conference on Complexity and Policy Studies. The single track cross-disciplinary conference is organized by the Complex Systems Institute of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. It is a cross-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers and practitioners to explore the application of insights from the study of complex systems to public policy with a special emphasis on social good. The conference gives practitioners and researchers the opportunity to learn from each other, explore collaborations, and connect with like-minded people.

 

PAPER AND CASE STUDY SUBMISSIONS

The conference accepts two kinds of submissions at the intersection of complex systems studies and public policy:

  1. academic papers (full papers in pdf format of roughly 5000 words) or posters (described in an extended abstract of roughly 500 words) that either

    • present original research (theoretical or field) or

    • describe and analyze real-world cases or

    • reflect on the current state of research

  2. project summaries by practitioners as either presentations or posters (short summaries in pdf format of roughly 500 words) that

    • outline a project where complex systems approaches were successfully used or

    • outline a project that used traditional approaches and ran into insurmountable problems that might be amenable to complex systems approaches

If submissions are accepted authors will be asked to give a 15 minute presentation on their papers or project summaries or present the poster in a special session. Furthermore, if requested by the authors, accepted papers and abstracts can undergo an additional review process and be published in a special issue of the Journal on Policy and Complex Systems. Both full papers and short abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair. Please make sure to register for the conference on our website in addition to the paper submission.

​Potential topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

Access to Education; Access to Healthcare; Civil Society; Conflict Resolution & Cooperation; Coupled Human-Natural Systems; Diffusion of Innovations; Digital Divide; Digital Humanities; Dynamic Human Behavior; Dynamics of Trust & Reputation; Ecological Footprint; Economic Development; Economic Mobility; Evolutionary Dynamics; Group Decisions & Collective Behaviors; Justice and Fairness; Model Replication; Poverty; Public Policy; Retirement; Simulation Software & Computational Frameworks; Smart Cities; Socio-Economic & Financial Networks; Social Media; Social Norms; Social Networks; Sustainability; Verification & Validation

The submission deadline is March 1, 2020.

​WORKSHOPS

The organizers will consider the possibility of 1-2 short workshops (1-2 hours each) on specific topics. These can be short workshops that take place during the conference or long half-day workshops that can take place before or after the conference. If you are interested in organizing a workshop, please e-mail your contact information, workshop title, and workshop description to info@caps-conference.org.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Paper submission opens: January 1, 2020

Paper submission closes: March 1, 2020

Workshop proposal: March 1, 2020

Notification to authors: April 1, 2020

Early registration: April 15, 2020

ORGANIZERS 

Mirsad Hadzikadic (Chair), UNC Charlotte, Director Complex Systems Institute

Ted Carmichael, TutorGen, Senior Research Scientist

Elissa Cohen, American University, PhD Student

Brian Goode, Virginia Tech, Research Scientist

Liz Johnson, Journal on Policy & Complex Systems, Managing Editor

Bianica Pires, MITRE, Lead Modeling & Simulation Engineer

D. Cale Reeves, University of Texas at Austin, Postdoctoral Researcher

Bernard Ricca, St. John Fisher College, Associate Professor

Martin Schmidt, International Development Consultant

​SPONSORS 

Journal for Policy and Complex Systems

The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Conference website: https://www.caps-conference.org

Contact us: info@caps-conference.org

Submission Deadline is March 1, 2020

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