The 16th Annual STS Conference Graz 201 invites interested researchers (especially postgraduates and young 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

Queer-feminist and Gender Justice Issues in STS

S1 Queer(ing) technologies
S2 Re-configuring Computing Through Feminist New Materialism
S3 Sounding out Collaboration(s) in Toxic Infrastructures
S4 Analysis and perspectives of inter*, non-binary and trans in higher education (and research
S5 „Surviving in academia“ – careers in the academic neo-feudalism
S6  Gendered career progresses in STEM – Networks as influential (and crucial?) factor
S7 So, you’ve got talent?" Future potentials in scientific career development beyond gender and disciplinary  stereotypes

Sustainable Food Systems

S7 Social (in)justice and food systems


The Mobility System and Social Justice

S8 Demand Responsive Transport Systems (DRTS) - a possibility to enhance social (mobility) justice in rural areas?
S9 Cycling cultures


Towards Low-Carbon Energy Systems

S10 Sharing local energy and regulatory response to it
S11 Energy landscapes as contented terrain
S12 Social justice in discourse of German energy transition


Digital STS Discourses

S13 The webvideo in science communication: issues and trends
S14 Digitalized industry and social emancipation


Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

S15 RRI: How to move on from a concept to real change?
S16 How can Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) support social justice?


General STS Topics

S17 Technical standardisation and STS
S18 New frontiers of surveillance: How just is an algorithm?


Poster Session

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.


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 2017

Conference language: English