Call for Open Panels: Joint Meeting: EASST/4S, due October 31

Call for Open Panels
Joint Meeting: EASST / 4S
Prague, August 18-21, 2020
Deadline: October 31, 2019

Please consider proposing an open panel for 2020 EASST / 4S Joint Meeting. The purpose of calling for open panel proposals is to stimulate the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the STS community and to facilitate the organization of robust paper sessions.

Open panel chairs will have significant responsibility in the composition of their panels. Please note, in submitting a proposal, you are volunteering to chair a session of papers related to your topic. An open panel may extend across up to three sessions of five papers each (i.e. a total of maximum 15 papers).

An open panel proposal consists of an abstract up to 250 words, including a brief discussion of its contribution to STS and, if relevant, to the theme of the 2020 Joint conference. (See examples of open panel topics from last year here). Open panel topics, once accepted by the Program Committee, will be included in the general call for papers that will open on December 15th. At that time, authors may nominate their papers for one or more panels.

Open Panel proposals should be submitted via the conference submission page by October 31. (Log in with your 4S credentials.)

Please note:

The general call for individual papers, closed panels, posters and Making and Doing presentations will open Dec. 15 and close Feb.29.

Open panel chairs will be consulted in regards to the selection of papers, but because of the need to distribute paper submissions over many sessions, the Program Committee has final authority over which papers will be included in each panel.

Remember that there are guidelines to the number of roles you can take at the conference, you can find the details here.

Questions? Email the 2020 team!