Call for Posters Extended!

Submissions Due: 27 April 2015
Acceptance Notification: 4 May 2015
Camera Ready Paper Due: 18 May 2015

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 that can be research or practice-oriented. Submissions are preferred that present an original contribution that advances the science and application of NDM. Papers might also present pilot research, research in progress, or the design of a system or process.

Paper and Poster Submissions

Full papers (paper submissions are now complete)

A full paper is an original contribution with novel methodologies or new insights that advance the science and application of Naturalistic Decision Making. Requirements:

Authors will retain copyright of their work.


A poster illustrates pilot research, research in progress, or the design of a system or process, with a clear statement of the degree of innovation. Requirements:

Accepted proposals will be presented as posters at the conference.

Paper format requirements are available in a number of file formats:

Tutorial Proposal Submissions (tutorial proposal submissions are now complete)

Proposals are invited for half-day tutorials. Tutorials must cover established or emerging research topics that fit the conference scope. Tutorials which cover advances in newly emerging areas not previously covered at NDM are particularly welcome. Tutorial proposals must include tutorial title, outline, one-page description, and a short biography of the tutorial instructor. Tutorials will be held on 9 June 2015.

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:

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 CD, but authors will retain copyright of their work. Selected contributions may be invited to be submitted for publication into an indexed journal as an expanded paper.

All submissions should be sent by email

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Last updated: 04/01/2015