Call for Papers: Ninth Sawtooth Software Conference

Just short of a year from now, we will hold our ninth Sawtooth Software Conference, on September 12-14, 2001 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Our research conference brings together some of the best minds in our industry to talk about practical issues in computer/Web interviewing and quantitative market research. It is not a sales-oriented event, but a chance to exchange ideas and receive education from a variety of sources and perspectives. Papers presented at our previous Sawtooth Software Conferences are cited frequently in journal articles.

We're looking for exceptionally strong papers. If you'd like to be on the program, please respond promptly (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a one-page abstract describing your proposed paper, with special attention to what the audience will "take away" from the presentation. We are interested in papers on a variety of subjects, including Web interviewing, market segmentation, customer satisfaction modeling, conjoint/choice analysis, perceptual mapping, hierarchical Bayes methods, forecasting, pricing research, market simulations and case studies. In an effort to provide more balance to the program, we will favor papers that are NOT about conjoint/choice modeling.

To be accepted, a paper must show promise of being sufficiently practical to be of use to the least sophisticated members of the audience, while having enough substance to be of interest to the most sophisticated members. In addition to standard presentation slides, authors are required to submit a journal-quality written paper for publication in the Conference Proceedings.