Call For Proposals – NDM Conference 2021

The 15th International Conference of Naturalistic Decision Making will take place in conjunction with the Resilience Engineering Symposium from June 21st-24th, 2021.

We are excited to announce that the 15th International Conference of Naturalistic Decision Making will take place in conjunction with the Resilience Engineering Symposium from June 21st-24th, 2021. We are planning for a traditional conference meeting in Toulouse, France; however, this is subject to potential COVID restrictions.

The following is taken from the official call for proposals for the conference.

Call for Contributions

Joint Initiative
15th conference on Naturalistic Decision Making & 9th symposium on Resilience Engineering

Bouncing forward from global crises, changes and challenges:
Rethinking & guiding adaptations based on Resilience Engineering & Naturalistic Decision Making

We do not know the story, even less the end of the story. What do you do in the middle of the story?

We invite submissions for the first joint Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM) and Resilience Engineering Association (REA) Symposium to be held 21-25 June 2021 co-organised with FONCSI and ICSI. We are planning for a hybrid meeting in which a small group assembles in Toulouse, France, and many from around the world participate virtually.

We seek contributions from all roles and perspectives, whether we are scientists, engineers, operators, or managers, whether we work in one or several industries, whatever societal needs drive our work. We want to develop a highly interactive program while at the same time allowing for individual presentations. Submissions are due March 15, 2021.

We are seeking four types of contributions:

  1. Activity and interchange challenge. For an attention-grabbing online meeting, we want to solicit your input in shaping this joint initiative. What do you want the program to address so, together, we can explore opportunities for global reconfiguration and renewal? To organize a program to expand engagement, to attract new participants, to serve diverse participants and stakeholders to stimulate/energize new directions, and to increase our collective impact on pressing issues, we need your ideas and needs. Please send suggestions for topics and activities this meeting should include via email to and
  2. Interactive and integrative sessions.  We are seeking proposals for workshops, panels, and round table discussions that integrate diverse perspectives, explore global issues (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, disinformation, climate change, globalization, software services), and take a view to the future as we all adapt to the series of reconfigurations unfolding around us. Use this form to submit your ideas.
  3. Highlights of recent work.This meeting will continue the tradition of sharing high-quality papers presenting innovations in methods, theory, and applications related to REA and NDM. Use this form to submit a two-page extended abstract.
  4. Industry partners. NDM and REA value the voice of industry partners. We encourage practitioners in industry to share the challenges they face, strategies they have found effective, and topics they would like to see the REA and NDM communities address. Use this form to submit your ideas.

Notification on submitted contributions is planned for April 15. Final proceedings papers will be due May 21. For more information and submission forms, visit the submission site.