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Call for contributions IASC Workshop 'Working Together on the Commons' (ASU, Tempe AZ, USA, March 8-9, 2018) - deadline Dec. 1

The Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment (CBIE) welcomes proposals for working groups for the IASC Workshop 'Working Together on the Commons', which will be organized by CBIE at Arizona State University on March 8-9, 2018. The focus of this workshop will be the use of multiple methods to study collective action and the commons. The workshop is free of charge, but IASC-membership is required. Proposals are due by December 1, 2017.

You can submit a proposal for a working group, which can have sessions of half a day or a whole day. Each working group will plan and organize what they want to accomplish during the workshop. The organizers can accommodate various working groups in parallel.

A working group proposal should include at least 5 participants. Other participants attending the conference may join you during the workshop. A session could be a traditional line up of presentations of research, but could also include tutorials, panel discussions, or hands-on exercises (like a pretest of an experiment). We expect that sessions will cover a diversity of methods including case study analysis (coding, QCA), lab and field experiments, formal modelling and the use of big data from virtual communities.

Please note that this Workshop is free of charge, but for IASC-members only. If you are not a member, you can become a member at The Workshop has a limited capacity, so early applications are recommended.

The deadline for proposals of working groups is due December 1, 2017. You can submit a proposal via In the proposal (1 page) you should include the session leads, a description of the topic, and the proposed activities (such as a line-up of presentations).

You will hear about the acceptance of working groups around December 15, 2017. Registration starts January 15, 2018. The deadline for registration for the Workshop is March 1, or until the maximum capacity is met, whatever is first.

Tutorial: Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling
The day before the Workshop, March 7, 2018, we organize a tutorial on agent-based modeling. When you register for the workshop you can indicate your participation for this.

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