(with apologies for cross-posting)
This is a reminder that the second International Choice Modelling Conference (ICMC) will be held at Oulton Hall near Leeds in the North of England from 4 July to 6 July 2011. The conference, organised by the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, will once again bring together academics and practitioners from the many areas in which choice modelling is a key technique. Following the format of the first International Choice Modelling Conference, the highlight of ICMC 2011 will be keynote presentations by two leading international experts, namely Professor Jordan Louviere from the Centre for the Study of Choice (CenSoC) at the University of Technology, Sydney, and Professor Andrew Daly from ITS and RAND Europe. Professors Louviere and Daly have been at the forefront of the field for over thirty years and have between them been responsible for numerous major advances, both in terms of theoretical developments as well as novel applications.
This e-mail sets out two opportunities for contributions, submissions for general presentations, and proposals for organising workshops at the conference.
General paper submissions
The conference uses a two stage peer review process. Abstracts (up to 500 words) need to be submitted via the conference website by 30 November 2010 and will be reviewed by the academic committee, with decisions due by late December. Authors with an accepted abstract will then be invited to submit their full papers for peer review by 28 February 2011.
Workshops: call for proposals
One half day of the conference will consist of workshops discussing current issues in the field of choice modelling. Each one of the five workshops will last three hours and will contain two 20 minute presentations by leading experts in the field, with the remainder of the time being left for the actual workshop discussions. Given the cross-cutting spirit of the conference, the two presenters in a given workshop will be from different topic areas. On the third day of the conference, the five workshop chairs will be asked to give brief plenary presentations on the outcome of the workshops. Prospective workshop organisers are invited to submit their one page proposals, containing details of speakers, to the conference organisers by 31 October 2010, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
For further details and online submissions, please visit www.icmconference.org.uk<http://www.icmconference.org.uk> or contact the organisers at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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