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Call Public Opinion Research, WAPOR Annual Conference

4-6 September 2014, Nice, France

Submission Deadline: February 2, 2014, 23:59 GMT

The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) will hold its 67th annual conference on 4-6 September 2014, Nice, France at the Radisson Blu, located on the French Riviera. The conference will convene immediately before ESOMAR’s annual meeting, also in Nice.

Conference Theme: Extensible Public Opinion

The term “extensible” is used in computer science to refer to a concept that can be extended in novel ways. As such, this year's conference theme recognizes the non-static and expanding nature of public opinion, which has evolved in tándem with new ideas and technologies. Understanding that a core goal of research is to link results from different domains, we encourage papers using extended methodologies and theories to bridge and link new developments with more standard activities. We particularly encourage papers that grow out of computer science or information systems, where new technologies relevant to traditional public opinion research are being developed.

WAPOR welcomes abstract submissions that focus on public opinion topics both old and new. These topics include, but are not restricted to:

•              Public opinion theory

•              Measurement issues and designs

•              Sampling issues and designs

•              Response rates and non-response error

•              Online surveys

•              Substantive social issues including those in politics, elections, health, and the environment

•              Analysis new types of data collected electronically including "big data"

•              Cross-national research

•              Sentiment analysis and opinion mining

•              Emerging tools that enable the capturing of public opinion

•              Public opinion and intergroup relations

•              The relationship between media exposure and public opinion

Submission Instructions

Submission deadline:  February 2, 2014, 23:59 GMT

Submission decisions:  March 3, 2014

Completed papers following APA formatting guidelines:  August 21, 2014

Submissions to this conference can be of two types:  individual submissions and panels.

All submissions should be made online at https://umn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0k3tUzx4BKlU309

Submissions are made without user logins.  The advantage is simplicity, the disadvantage is that you cannot stop and resume later.  You will need to start over.  Therefore, you should have this information available before you start:

  1. All submitters should be prepared to fill in the first name, surname, organization, unambiguous city name (e.g. include the state for USA addresses), country and email address for all authors.
  2. All submitters should be prepared to submit a title and an abstract with a maximum of 500 words.
  3. Along with their abstract, all submitters can – but are not required to – prepare a Tweet-sized explanation for why a conference attendee should be interested in their paper.  If provided, this explanation will be included in the program below the title. (Words for this explanation are not included in the 500-word abstract length.)
  4. Special instructions for panels:

a. Every panel should have an organizer who will submit an abstract with a 500 word limit with the panel's theme, the titles, speakers, and justifications for each of the 4-5 papers on the panel.

b. Every speaker (including the organizer if the organizer is a speaker) should make the submission described in points 1-5 above.

c. The organizer should give to all speakers the organizer's email address as the identifier for the panel.  Use of the email address as the panel identifier means that each submitter can only propose one panel.

Contact:  If you have questions, please email the conference chair David Fan (WAPOR2014@gmail.com) and/or WAPOR Executive Coordinator Renae Reis (renae@wapor.org).