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.
||Re-configuring computing trough feminist new materialism
||Sounding out collaboration(s) in toxic infrastructures
||Analysis and perspectives of inter*, non-binary and trans in higer education (and research)
||"Surviving in academia" - careers in the academic neo-feudalism
||" Gendered career progresses in STEM - Networks as influential (and crusical?) factor and disciplinary stereotypes
||"So, you’ve got talent?" Future potentials in scientific career development beyond gender and disciplinary stereotypes
||Experimental methods as modes of intervention in the study of science and technology
||Webvideos: science communication, power and credibility
||Algorithmic Society: Shaping and relying on algorithms
||Transdisciplinary approaches to technology assessment for evaluating opportunities and risks of the sharing economy enabled by digitalization
||Socio-technical systems in the digitized society
||Degrowth and Digitalization
||Information Infrastructures and the Digitalization of Science: Perspectives of STS, TA and Cultural Studies
||Towards digital health
Life Sciences / Biotechnology
||Diagnostics after the genome: reconfiguring subjectivities and collectivities
Microbial living in the time of antimicrobial resistance
||Fostering agricultural biotechnology in line with RRI principles
||Criteria for Bioeconomy
||Designed to spread – gene drives as a challenge for innovation policy and governance
||High-Tech Food: Expanding the bosphere from lab benches to satellite constellations
||Need for responsible biohacking
Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement & Ecodesign
||STS – Design – Sustainability
||Demand side: Environmental innovation for and with public sector organisations
Towards Low-Carbon Energy and Mobility Systems
||Smart energy systems innovation: What do we learn from niche experiments?
||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
||Towards public acceptance of wastewater reuse under the current EU framework: what role of technology
||Moving from thinking in silos to thinking in systems - opportunities and barriers for socio- technical integrated sustainable food systems?
||Reducing resource consumption in food distribution systems – research and practice in a transdisciplinary discussion
||Imaging sustainable food systems
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
||Understanding, monitoring, evaluating and assessing the impacts of RRI
||Innovative support structures for the implementation of RRI in practice
General STS Topics
||Technical standardisation and STS
||Ad hominem arguments, personal attacks and group-focused enmities - infringements against scientist and their work
||The fabulous world of STS research
||Alterscience, at the margins of science
||Public engagement with new and emerging technologies
We 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.
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