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Fwd: Call for Abstracts / STS Conference Graz 2015, "Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies"


STS Conference Graz 2015, "Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies"

GRAZ, AUSTRIA, May 11-12, 2015

We invite interested researchers in the areas of science, technology and society studies 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 refer to aspects of the mentioned conference themes and sessions.


Daniel Barben, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt|Vienna|Graz, Austria: title of keynote to be confirmed

Harald Rohracher, Linköping University, Sveden: "The household junction: households as friction zones in infrastructure transitions"

Els Rommes, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands: title of keynote to be confirmed

Simon le Roux, Aalto University School of Arts, Finland: "Social sustainability assessment tools in the early planning of refurbishment and infill development in Finland"

  • SESSION 1: Intimate Technologies: Embodying Artefatcs, Remaking Bodies, Enacting Norms
  • SESSION 2: mHealth and Surveillance: Caring for Data?
  • SESSION 3: Emerging Configurations of Biomedical Technologies
  • SESSION 4: Responsible Research and Innovation
  • SESSION 5: Beyond Bibliometrics: New Approach to Mapping Science and Technology
  • SESSION 6: Science and Economy: Sociotechnical Networks and the Use of Knowledge
  • SESSION 7: Does Quality Count? On the Role of Metrics in Academic Accountability Politics
  • SESSION 8: Cloud Computing as Critical ICT Infrastructure
  • SESSION 9: STS and 'New' Media
  • SESSION 10: What is so Fascinating with Computer Science?
  • SESSION 11: ICT Use, Energy Consumption and the Changing Practices
  • SESSION 12: Intersectionality and Diversity Issues in Changing ICT Practices
  • SESSION 13: Queer Feminist Science, Technology and Society studies
  • SESSION 14: Music, Materiality and Subjectives
  • SESSION 15: Sustainability in Housing
  • SESSION 16: Local Innovation Impulses and the Transformation of the Energy System
  • SESSION 17: De-constructing the Smart City, Reassembling Urban Life
  • SESSION 18: Visibility and Invisibility in Energy Transitions
  • SESSION 19: STS – Design – Sustainability
  • SESSION 20: From Vicious to Virtuous Production Chains: Transforming European SMEs Towards Circular Economic Business Models
  • SESSION 21: Energy, Society and Culture – (Sustainable) Energy Transformations as Transformations of Social Order
  • SESSION 22: Energy Transformations, Energy Epistemics, and Governance – the Role of the Social Sciences and Humanities

For more information on the call and the specific outlines of sessions please visit:
Submissions should be sent to Michaela Jahrbacher ( until January 22th, 2015
as a *DOC/DOCX-file*.
Abstracts should include not more than 250 words, comprising detailed contact information, affiliation and specification of the conference theme and session you are referring to.
The STS Conference Graz 2015 is the joint annual conference of STS - the Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt|Vienna|Graz, IFZ - the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture and IAS-STS - the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society.

Kind regards

Michaela Jahrbacher

Mag. Michaela Jahrbacher
Conference Organisation
Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt|Vienna|Graz
STS - Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies
IFZ - Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture
Schloegelgasse 2, 8010 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43/316/813909-0; Fax: +43/316/813909-11

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