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Less than two weeks until the 2020 INGRoup Conference and HACKmanATHON submission deadlines (Feb 1)!
Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup)CALL FOR PAPERS15th Annual ConferenceJuly 30 - August 1, 2020Hyatt Regency Bellevue900 Bellevue Way NEBellevue, WA 98004
The Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) was created to provide a context for scholars to: (1) promote communication about groups and teams research across fields and nations, (2) advance understanding about group dynamics through research, (3) advance theory and methods for understanding groups and teams, and (4) promote interdisciplinary research.
The 15th Annual INGRoup Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue (Seattle), WA, 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.
Submissions must be received by Saturday, February 1, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EST) via the online system accessible on www.ingroup.net starting November 1, 2019. Submissions that include participants from a variety of disciplinary traditions are highly encouraged. Scholars can be the presenting author on no more than two submissions, excluding poster submissions. Submissions that involve research previously presented at other conferences should not be identical to past presentations, and, most importantly, should be tailored to suit an interdisciplinary audience. By submitting, at least one co-author from each submission is firmly committed to register for and attend the conference upon acceptance. We accept full papers, extended abstracts, posters, symposia, and panels for consideration. Additionally, in order to facilitate the review process, all submitters are automatically included as reviewers.
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Questions about INGRoup or the 2020 Conference?
For more information, please visit www.ingroup.net, or contact one of the following:
Want to host a future INGRoup conference or learn more about the process? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any board member. We have openings in 2022 and beyond!
Third INGRoup "HACKmanATHON"CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSFifteenth Annual ConferenceJuly 30-August 1, 2020Hyatt Regency BellevueEastside of Seattle, Washington, USA
We announce the third Annual Hackmanathon as an opportunity for INGRoupers to be more interactive and interdisciplinary during the annual conference. The theme this year is Increasing Connectedness while Managing Interruptions in Social Engagement Platforms for Virtual Teams.
When employees began telecommuting in the 1990s, researchers noticed a decrease in the informal communications that occur when group (and team) members pass each other in the hall or meet each other over the watercooler. These non-scheduled interactions were important not only in sharing informal information about work and projects but also in developing social relationships important for keeping the team connected. The relatively recent development of online collaborative platforms like Slack and Teams have shown promise in addressing this problem. However, these platforms are not without problems. The increase in online communication (e.g. emails) has led to a greater sense of being overloaded and to more interruptions which are known to have negative effects on individual performance and productivity. Further, we have growing evidence that multitasking which includes attending to the notices on social media reduces performance.
And this is where INGRoup and the Hackmanathon come in! We have partnered with leaders at Microsoft Teams to provide SMEs who experience both the facilitating function of these platforms AND the frustration that can arise from the interruptions. We hope our Hackmanathon teams will develop creative solutions to maximize the benefits of collaboration platforms while minimizing the negative effects of interruptions.
HACKmanATHON team members are expected to be present for all of these sessions. Please note that participation in this event will not count toward the limit of no more than two submissions to the program.
For questions or further information please contact the Hackmanathon Chair, Anita Blanchard at Anita.Blanchard@uncc.edu.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1, 2020 23:00 EDT
You may submit either a core team, or as an individual to be added to a team. See the conference page on the INGRoup website (http://www.ingroup.net/conference.html) for the full HACKmanATHON Call for Submissions.
Send all submissions via email to Anita Blanchard, INGRoup Hackmanathon Chair, 2020 at Anita.Blanchard@uncc.edu by February 1, 2020, 23:00 EDT.