The Graduate School of Decision Sciences at the University of Konstanz announces an interdisciplinary symposium "Exploring Ignorance: the Acquisition, Selection and Processing of Information" to be held from May 18th to 20th 2016 at the GSDS in Konstanz. This symposium for economists, political scientists, psychologists and sociologists takes an interdisciplinary perspective on individual and contextual determinants of information behavior in the decisions studied within each of these disciplines. Its aim is to exploit synergies in facing the theoretical and empirical challenges associated with the integration of information behavior in applied research. The symposium features an interesting group of invited speakers. Among others, we are proud to host Prof. Arthur Lupia (Univ. Michigan) and Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer (MPI f Human Development, Berlin) as keynote speakers as well as further distinguished speakers.
Now we are looking for theoretical and empirical research projects and papers for our symposium's paper and poster sessions. We think that this symposium will be of interest for the members of the ECPR Standing Group "Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour in a Comparative Perspective" and could provide them with important and valuable feedback to their research. All details regarding the participation modalities, submission details and deadlines for presenters and guests can be found in the Call for Papers in the attached PDF. Please feel free to forward this call to any other institution/mailing list or individual that you think would be interested.