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17th Annual STS Conference Graz 2018

The STS Conference Graz 2018 is the joint Annual Conference of the Science Technology and Society Unit - Graz University of Technology, the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute of Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS). The Panels are now inviting paper submissions.

  • Date: 07.05.2018 – 08.05.2018
  • Institution: Technische Universität Graz
  • Location: Graz / Österreich
  • Hand in till: 19. January 2018 Einreichtermin beachten
  • Sign up till: 20. April 2018 Anmeldungstermin beachten

17th Annual STS Conference Graz 2018
Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies

The 17th Annual STS Conference Graz 2018 invites interested researchers in the areas of Science, Technology and  Society Society Studies (STS) and Sustainability Studies to give presentations. The conference provides a forum to discuss on a broad variety of topics in these fields – especially abstracts are encouraged which include some aspects of the above mentioned conference themes or special sessions.
 

Thematic Tracks

Gender - Technology - Environment

S1     Queer(ing) technologies
S2     Re-configuring computing trough feminist new materialism
S3     Sounding out collaboration(s) in toxic infrastructures
S4     Analysis and perspectives of inter*, non-binary and trans in higer education (and research)
S5     "Surviving in academia" - careers in the academic neo-feudalism
S6      " Gendered career progresses in STEM - Networks as influential (and crusical?) factor and disciplinary stereotypes
S7     "So, you’ve got talent?" Future potentials in scientific career development beyond gender and disciplinary  stereotypes
S8     Experimental methods as modes of intervention in the study of science and technology

Digitalization of Society

S9     Webvideos: science communication, power and credibility
S10     Algorithmic Society: Shaping and relying on algorithms
S11     Transdisciplinary approaches to technology assessment for evaluating opportunities and risks of the sharing economy enabled by digitalization
S12     Socio-technical systems in the digitized society
S13     Degrowth and Digitalization
S14     Information Infrastructures and the Digitalization of Science: Perspectives of STS, TA and Cultural Studies
S15      Towards digital health
 

Life Sciences / Biotechnology

S16     Diagnostics after the genome: reconfiguring subjectivities and collectivities
S17     Microbial living in the time of antimicrobial resistance
S18     Fostering agricultural biotechnology in line with RRI principles
S19     Criteria for Bioeconomy
S20     Designed to spread – gene drives as a challenge for innovation policy and governance
S21     High-Tech Food: Expanding the bosphere from lab benches to satellite constellations
S22     Need for responsible biohacking

Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement & Ecodesign

S23     STS – Design – Sustainability
S24     Demand side: Environmental innovation for and with public sector organisations
 

Towards Low-Carbon Energy and Mobility Systems

S25     Smart energy systems innovation: What do we learn from niche experiments?
S26     Governing by tension or use? RES in transition and the role of communities of citizens and users in fostering sustainability in South Europe

Sustainable Food Systems

S27     Towards public acceptance of wastewater reuse under the current EU framework: what role of technology
S28     Moving from thinking in silos to thinking in systems - opportunities and barriers for socio- technical integrated sustainable food systems?
S29     Reducing resource consumption in food distribution systems – research and practice in a transdisciplinary discussion
S30     Imaging sustainable food systems
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
S31     Understanding, monitoring, evaluating and assessing the impacts of RRI
S32     Innovative support structures for the implementation of RRI in practice
 

General STS Topics

S33     Technical standardisation and STS
S34     Ad hominem arguments, personal attacks and group-focused enmities - infringements against scientist and their work
S35     The fabulous world of STS research
S36     Alterscience, at the margins of science
S37     Public engagement with new and emerging technologies

 

Poster Session

The organizers also appreciate proposals for poster presentations.

For submitting a proposal for a poster please use the online form and indicate poster as your presentation type.

The accepted posters will be presented in an open plenary session during which every presenter will have about 2-3 minutes to present their poster. The audience will then have the opportunity to ask or engage in one-on-one discussions.

Abstract Submission

The abstract needs to be submitted online.

It should not exceed 500 words, max. 5 keywords, and the abstract with authors’ contact details should be submitted by using the online form.

Please indicate the number of the session in which your presentation should be included.

Abstracts and full papers (to be submitted after the conference) will be published as online-proceedings (ISSN).

Notification on abstracts by: Mid of February 2018

Conference language: English

Additional links:

https://conference.aau.at/event/137/

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