Call for Papers

Naturalistic decision making (NDM) is concerned with the study of how people make decisions in complex real-world settings that can include dynamic, uncertain and continually changing conditions, and can require real-time decisions in urgent situations with significant consequences for mistakes. NDM topics also include studies of expert reasoning, sensemaking, and cognitive task analysis to design technologies for supporting individual and team performance in complex cognitive work systems. The NDM conferences have been the world’s leading conferences on Naturalistic Decision Making.

You are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation, symposium, panel, or poster that can be research or practice-oriented. Submissions are preferred that present an original contribution that advances the science and application of NDM. We are also accepting proposals for NDM related workshops to be held on Jun 18.

Submission topics can cover a range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Decision making under stress and uncertainty
  • Strategies to support rapid decision making
  • Decision making in information visualizations, user interfaces design, macrocognition and adaptive performance
  • Decision making in automation and explainable artificial intelligence
  • Decision making for the Internet and consumer decisions
  • Decision making in the workplace and in organizations

Click here to submit a proposal


  • Submissions due: February 15, 2019
  • Decision notices delivered: March 29, 2019
  • Revised papers due: May 10, 2019

Submission Guidelines:
The Scientific Committee will review all submissions. All submissions must be in English and must conform to the prescribed submission guidelines and formats. Over-length papers or papers that do not follow the prescribed submission format may be rejected without review or asked to resubmit. All paper and poster submissions must not be in press or under consideration for presentation or publication elsewhere. Proposals will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of the paper
  • Relevance to focus and to conference goals timeliness/importance of the work
  • Whether there is a substantial contribution to NDM research, theory, and/or practice
  • Appropriate scope and focus for session paper or poster

Accepted contributions can only be included in the final conference program if at least one author registers for the conference and commits to presenting the work. Accepted papers and posters will be compiled into an NDM Proceedings and distributed to conference attendees, but authors will retain copyright of their work.

Please use the following formats to submit your proposals:

Once you have completed your proposal using one of the file formats above, you will upload it to this site.  For questions regarding the Call for Papers submission process, please contact the Wichita State University Conference Office at 316-978-6493.

Full Papers:
We will include papers that present an original contribution with novel methodologies or new insights that advance the science and application of Naturalistic Decision Making. Requirements:

  • Length should be 5 – 7 pages including the illustrations
  • Paper must conform to the NDM2019 paper format (see links above)
  • The first page should include full contact information for the first author and a 150-word abstract.
  • Cover letters should indicate whether the author would agree to present the work as a poster if the full paper is not accepted for an oral presentation.

Symposia proposals including a group of 4-5 speakers on related topic or theme are welcome. Symposia should reflect work that is well advanced, and is presented in an integrated way.  Requirements:

  • The first page should include full contact information for the first author and a 150-word abstract
  • The submission should include an introduction describing the Symposium topic and themes, followed by brief bio and summary for each speaker.
  • Individual symposia participants are invited to submit a full paper for the proceedings, if desired.

We encourage high quality panels on relevant NDM topics. A panel will include 4-5 panelists and a panel chair discussing different perspectives on a single topic, or several research topics with a common theme. Requirements:

  • The first page should include full contact information for the first author and a 150-word abstract
  • The submission should include an introduction describing the panel topic and themes, followed by brief bio and discussion points, perspective, topics for each panelist.
  • Panel submissions should be no more than 5 pages.

We plan to have a poster session that facilitates lively discussion of leading-edge research and emerging concepts. Poster presenters will participate in a lightning round in which each presents the poster concept in 3 minutes. After these quick overview presentations, poster presenters will move to their posters and entertain discussion with interested participants. Requirements:

  • Proposals must be no more than 4 pages in length including the illustrations
  • Conform to the NDM2019 paper format requirements (see links above)
  • The first page should include full contact information on the first author and a 150-word abstract

Workshop Proposal Submissions:
Proposals are invited for half-day workshops. Workshops must cover established or emerging research topics that fit the conference scope. Workshops that cover advances in newly emerging areas not previously covered at NDM are particularly welcome. Workshop proposals must include workshop title, outline, one-page description, and a short biography of the tutorial instructor(s). Tutorials will be held on 18 June 2019.

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