Call for Abstracts
We call for bioinformaticians, evolutionary biologists, microbiologists, paleontologists, geologists, physicists, mathematicians, anthropologists, archeologists, linguists, sociologists, economists, and philosophers and historians of science to provide talks on the following topics:
- Conceptualization, quantification and modeling of horizontal and vertical transmission in biological and sociocultural sciences
- Bioinformatic approaches in biology, paleontology, anthropology, archeology, linguistics, sociology, and economics. These approaches can include: phylogenetics, phylogenomics, complex network based models, mathematical and statistical (computer) simulations, imaging techniques, (multi-)agent models, Complex Adaptive Systems approaches, …
- Tree versus network diagrams
- Mechanisms of horizontal and/or vertical transmission
- Parallels and differences between biological and sociocultural trait transmission and inter-individual interactions
- Conceptualization, quantification and modeling of micro- and macroevolution in biological and sociocultural sciences
- Mechanisms of biological and/or sociocultural micro- and macroevolution
- Modes of biological and/or sociocultural micro- and macroevolution
- Tempos of biological and/or sociocultural micro- and macroevolution
- (Meta-)Patterns of evolution
- Parallels and differences between biological and sociocultural micro- and macroevolution
- Hierarchy theory and the units, levels and mechanisms of evolution
- Units of biological and/or sociocultural evolution
- Levels of biological and/or sociocultural evolution, multilevel selection theories
- Mechanisms of biological and sociocultural evolution
- (Nested) Hierarchy theory
- Upward and downward causation
- How the universal application of evolutionary theories enables new possibilities for inter- and transdisciplinary research and the unification of the sciences
- The need for an Extended Synthesis
- Universal Darwinism, Universal Selectionism
- The universality of symbiogenesis, reticulate evolution, hybridization, drift, patterns of punctuated equilibria, the ratchet effect, the Baldwin effect, …
- (Applied) Evolutionary Epistemology
- Unification of the sciences through shared research frameworks, methodologies, modeling techniques
- Philosophical analyses and historical accounts on attempts to unify the biological and the sociocultural sciences based upon evolutionary theory
We encourage submissions of (1) concrete models and simulations, (2) theoretical, reflexive talks, and (3) historical accounts on any of the above mentioned topics.
Formats for Parallel Sessions
As format, we call for mini-symposia and poster sessions as well as individual and poster talks.
Mini-symposia can have a maximum of 2 organizers. The organizers will also act as chairs of their session. Symposia can either take on the form of a one hour-long session with 3 talks; or a two hour-long session with 6 talks. The organizers are responsible for submitting the full symposium program, which includes a symposium abstract (200-250 words) as well as all abstracts of the individual talks (100-150 words).
Poster Sessions can have a maximum of 2 organizers and can either take on the form of a 45 minute-long session with 3 posters; or a 1,5 hour-long session with 6 posters. The organizers are responsible for submitting the full program of their poster session, which includes a session abstract (200-250 words) as well as all abstracts of the individual poster talks (100-150 words).
Individual Talks and Poster Talks
Individual talks can be given by a maximum of 3 speakers. There is no limit to the number of poster presenters, but we ask one presenter to be present during the general poster session. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.
Please select your type of submission from the options below. We do invite people to submit multiple proposals.
For any questions, or if you are experiencing any problems with uploading your abstract(s) please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon wide request, we are happy to inform you that the deadline for submissions was extended to February 5th . Notification will follow by March 1st, 2013. All accepted speakers must be registered by April 1st, 2013.