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CfP ICCR 2016: The 21st Century Consumer: Vulnerable, Responsible, Transparent?

15.01.2016

The Competence Center of Consumer Research North Rhine-Westphalia (CECORE NRW) seeks submissions for presentations at the second International Conference on Consumer Research (ICCR) 2016 scheduled for September 26-27, 2016. The theme of the conference is „The 21st Century Consumer: Vulnerable, Responsible, Transparent".

The aim of the conference is to discuss different views, concepts, and models of consumers and the implications for policy-making. The ICCR 2016 addresses questions like: Is there a way to protect vulnerable consumers more efficiently? Can responsible consumers get new tools to achieve healthy and sustainable societies? Is transparency an asset or a threat to consumers? Does nudging help to unfold self-governance of consumers?

Roles, capabilities and responsibilities of consumers seem to be rapidly changing. Companies and politics reach out to consumers to shape future markets and the well-being of our societies. Interdisciplinary consumer research is vital to explore conditions and consequences of change. At the ICCR 2016 researchers from different disciplines and countries gather in Germany to enrich this debate. Specific sessions will focus on the following topics:

Session 1: The (Self-)Quantified Consumer: Wearables and Lifelogging
Session 2: The Well-fed Consumer: Sustainable and Healthy Food Consumption
Session 3: The Educated Consumer: Chances and Limits of Role Models in Consumer Education
Session 4: The Nudged Consumer: The Rise of Behavioural Governance
Session 5: The Poor Consumer: Poverty, Debt Overload, and Income Inequality
Session 6: The Modest Consumer: Good and Sufficient Lifestyles
Session 7: The Scored Consumer: Privacy and Big Data
Session 8: The Political Consumer: From Activism to Slacktivism, from Advocacy to Adhocracy?
Session 9: The Ethical Consumer: From Corporate to Consumer Social Responsibility?
Session 10: The New Consumer: Sharing Economy, Collaborative Consumption, and Peer Production
Session 11: The European Consumer: Patterns and Developments of EU Consumer Policy
Session 12: The Sustainable Consumer: Sustainable Consumption in Private Households

Researchers from disciplines such as sociology, political science, economics, law, psychology, history, food sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, etc. are welcome to present their work on one of those topics. With the ICCR 2016 we want to provide a interdisciplinary platform for communication between researchers, young and established, policy-makers, and civil society organisations.

The ICCR 2016 is hosted by the CECORE NRW, a think tank connecting researchers of Germany’s most populated state and beyond. The conference brings together state-of-the-art research and supports seminal, multi-, and transdisciplinary research perspectives. It features round-table discussions with participants from politics, the media, and academic disciplines.

If you are interested in presenting a paper please send an abstract (max. 500 words) that contains the status of your research, your main thesis, and findings. Please tell us your institutional affiliation and contact address (e-mail and telephone number required).

Please indicate in which session you would like to present your paper (multiple references are possible). The conference committee will contact you until the end of May. Travel cost of at least one of the authors of each submission will be reimbursed if your paper is accepted.

If you wish to submit a paper, please email the paper as a PDF file to verbraucherforschung@vz-nrw.de

The deadline for submitting papers is May 2, 2016. Only electronic submissions will be considered.

Contact
Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia | Verbraucherzentrale NRW
Competence Center of Consumer Research North Rhine-Westphalia (CECORE NRW) | Kompetenzzentrum Verbraucherforschung (KVF) NRW
Dr Christian Bala, Mintropstr. 27, D-40215 Düsseldorf, Germany, Fon: +49 211 38 09-350,
E-Mail: verbraucherforschung@vz-nrw.de, Internet: www.verbraucherforschung-nrw.de.

Visit our website: http://www.verbraucherzentrale.nrw/iccr-2016.

The ICCR 2016 is funded by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Weitere Informationen:

http://www.verbraucherzentrale.nrw/iccr-2016 - ICCR 2016 page

Dr. Christian Bala | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

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