Modeling Conference

Modern Modeling Methods (M3) Conference

2015 Conference: May 19-20

The Modern Modeling Methods (M3) conference, held annually at the University of Connecticut, is an interdisciplinary conference designed to showcase the latest modeling methods and to present research related to these methodologies.

The fifth annual M3 conference will be held May 19-20, 2015 at the University of Connecticut.  Keynote speakers include Tom Cook, Donald Hedeker, and Karl G. Joreskog, who will be presenting a talk entitled Fifty Years of SEM: Some Reflections in the Back Mirror.  In addition, he will be conducting a day-long pre-conference workshop titled New features in LISREL 9 on Monday, May 18th. Pratas Mehta will be conducting a post-conference workshop on the multilevel modeling softwar xxM on Thursday, May 21st.

The deadline to register for the conference, including submission of housing and transportation information, is Friday, May 8, 2015.  Early bird rates available until 12:00 AM on Friday, May 1, 2014.  Please note: Space is limited.  Please register soon to reserve your spot.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference! For more information or to register, please go to www.modeling.uconn.edu. 

Call for Proposals (due January 30th, 2015)

We are currently soliciting both methodological research papers and papers that illustrate methodological techniques in the area of modeling, broadly defined. Papers related to multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, mixture modeling, longitudinal modeling, and item response theory are especially encouraged. Given the interdisciplinary focus of the conference, it is completely acceptable to present papers that have been published or presented elsewhere. Presenters may select the length of the session that they prefer: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or 90 minutes.  We also welcome proposals for multi-paper symposia on thematically grouped topics. Generally, symposia sessions will be 90 minutes in length. 

Conference proposals for the Modern Modeling Methods conference may fall into one (or more) of four categories: Methodological Innovation, Methodological Application, Methodological Illustration, or Methodological Evaluation. Methodological Innovation proposals introduce a new technique. Methodological Evaluation proposals present the results of empirical research evaluating a methodology. Most often, these will involve simulation studies. Methodological Application proposals present the methods and results of a real research study in which the technique was used. Methodological Illustration proposals provide a pedagogical illustration of when and how to use the technique; these papers are designed to help the audience be able to implement the technique themselves. Methodological Research proposals should be no longer than 1000 words and should include purpose, background, methods, results, discussion, and significance. Methodological Illustration papers should be no longer than 1,000 words and should include a description of the methodology to be illustrated as well as an outline of the paper/talk. 

There are three different types of presentations: Paper sessions (in which authors submit a paper), Symposia (in which a group of authors submit a set of related talks/papers), and posters. Proposals for symposia should be include titles, authors, and brief descriptions/abstracts for all of the paper presentations within the symposium. Symposium proposals may be longer than 1000 words if needed, but they should be less than 2000 words.  In addition, we will hold a poster session and reception on May 21st. Graduate students are also encouraged to submit proposals, especially poster sessions. All proposals should be submitted electronically at the MMM website.  The proposal submission portal is now open.  

Proposals for the 2015 conference are due January 30th, 2015. Notifications of presentation status will be emailed by February 18th, 2015.  If you have any questions about the conference, please email D. Betsy McCoach at betsy.mccoach@uconn.edu.

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