New Ideas, Frontiers, and Transformations

10 – 12 November 2020

Venue: Virtual conference

We are very excited to host this year’s meeting in a virtual format. This is going to be a useful experience for the Society as it continues to develop itself into a vibrant community able to adapt and grow amid uncertain and challenging conditions as those posed by COVID19.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at meeting@deepuncertainty.org if you have any questions.

Key Dates

1 April 2020: Call for Sessions open

30 April 2020: Call for Abstracts open

12 June 2020: Deadline for abstracts submissions

29 June 2020: Selected abstracts will be notified

31 August 2020: Session panelists, logistics, and annual meeting program will be confirmed

10 – 12 November: The 2020 Annual Meeting

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the DMDU 2020 Annual Meeting is now open. We encourage all interested in participating in the annual meeting to submit your work. Professionals working in the field of DMDU as academics, policymakers or practitioners are very welcome to submit their abstracts.

After the closure of the abstract submission date (June 12, 2020), the Organizing Committee, in collaboration with external reviewers, will review all proposals. Notifications regarding the acceptance of your abstract will be provided within 10 days after the closing date of the call.

To submit a proposal, read through our Annual Meeting Format below and use the links provided to submit to a specific session. If you do not find a session that fits your work, you may choose to submit your work as a general submission in the format of your choosing. The Organizing Committee will arrange additional sessions for these submissions.

2020 Annual Meeting Format

The conference consists of plenaries, long-talk sessions, and speed-talk sessions.

Long-talk sessions

Submit a long-talk proposal

A long-talk session consists of three talks. Each presenter will give a 20 minute talk followed by a joint discussion that will last approximately 15 minutes. All sessions are chaired. We are accepting long-talk proposals for the following sessions:

  • Learning from DMDU and Complexity. This session will explore both what DMDU can learn from complexity sciences, and how DMDU methods enrich existing approach to analysis of complex systems.
  • Behavioral and experimental approaches for participatory DMDU. This session seeks to present research experience that use behavioral and experimental approaches and discuss how the findings of these studies can be used to develop DMDU participatory approaches that increase knowledge transfer of DMDU research among non-specialized audiences.
  • Is it Working, and for Whom? Evaluation of DMDU engagements. DMDU methods are increasingly used to facilitate stakeholder engagements and deliberative processes. It is important, yet challenging, to evaluate the impact of these methods. This session will include talks on the evaluation of DMDU methods in stakeholder engagements.
  • The politics of polarization: approaches for integrating DMDU methods into political science. This session welcomes studies and ideas that address political polarization and especially welcomes works that use DMDU methods to study this important contemporary challenge.
  • Using DMDU to Inform COVID-19 Response and Recovery. This session will include talks that describe applications (or proposed applications) of DMDU methods for informing policymaking during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Developing robust defense and security strategies. This session will include talks that present DMDU applications in the fields of defense and security strategies.
  • Adaptive planning and adaptive pathways. This session will include talks focused on DMDU research on adaptive planning and adaptive pathways.
  • DMDU and economics. This session will include talks focused on DMDU research and its intersection with economics.
  • Other long-talk proposals. Have an idea for a long-talk that doesn’t fit in one any of these sessions? We’d love to hear it. Use the link or long-talk abstracts above and submit it as a general submission.

Speed-talk sessions

Submit a speed-talk proposal

A speed talk session will consist of six talks. Each presenter will give an 8 minute talk. After the talks, session participants will have the opportunity to engage in a deeper 15-minute conversation with one presenter. Each presenter will be provided with a screen and a laptop to share content during these discussions. We are accepting abstracts for the following speed-talk sessions:

  • Designing long-term decarbonization strategies that make sense to stakeholders and achieve non-climate development goals. This session will present examples of how DMDU approaches have been used globally to help inform long-term decarbonization strategies (LTS). Ideally we would have six teams from around the world present how they are using DMDU techniques to inform LTSs and exchange lessons learned.
  • Machine Learning for Environmental DMDU. This session is focused on machine learning methods and their relevance to DMDU. We encourage submissions from talks that move beyond preliminary approaches and deploy high-performance methodologies.
  • Mainstreaming resilience science, approaches, and tools in the water resources sector. The focus of this session is to share novel experiences which combine multi-disciplinary knowledge and practices that may influence governance and decision making in the water resources sector. We encourage submissions from the wide spectrum of resilience and systems-analysis fields.
  • Computational intelligence for studying complexity, self-organization and deep uncertainty. This session seeks to present applications of computational intelligence to both complexity and deep uncertainty and discuss the potential development of integrative approaches. We welcome submissions that look at the issues from both a practical and theoretical perspective, and across various domains.
  • Decision making under uncertain sea level rise. This session will include talks that present DMDU applications in the fields of sea level rise and climate change. Work focusing on one of these fields or their intersection are welcome.
  • Innovations for scenario discovery. This session will include talks that present innovations in scenario discovery.
  • Practical challenges in the application of DMDU methodologies. This session will focus on practical applications of DMDU methods and its challenges.
  • DMDU applications to energy and infrastructure planning. This session will present DMDU applications in the fields of energy and infrastructure planning. Work focused on one of these fields or their intersection are welcome.
  • DMDU methods development. This session will focus on the development and demonstration of DMDU methods.
  • Other speed-talk proposals. Have an idea for a speed-talk that doesn’t fit in one any of these sessions? We’d love to hear it. Use the link for speed-talk abstracts above and submit it as a general submission.

Questions?

Do not hesitate to contact us at meeting@deepuncertainty.org.

Organizing committee

Edmundo Molina-Perez (Tecnologico de Monterrey)
Steven W. Popper (RAND Corporation)
Angelica Creixell (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
David G. Groves (RAND Corporation)
Sibel Eker (IIASA)
Julie Rozenberg (World Bank)