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CfA: STS Conference Graz 2018 - Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies (Graz)


Für die "STS Conference - Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies” der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt|Wien|Graz (STS), Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) und Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS) vom 07. bis 08. Mai 2018 in Graz können von nun an Beiträge im Rahmen des Call for Abstracts eingereicht werden.

07.-08. Mai 2018
Grieskai 12-16
8020 Graz

The STS Conference Graz 2018 is the joint Annual Conference of the Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt|Vienna|Graz (STS), the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS).

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 conference themes and sessions.

Relevant Session Track:

Digitalization of Society

Information technology is around for some time now, but the transformative power of digitalization for the society still seems to grow. Mobile devices, connectivity, social media, platforms, big data and related developments as well as the new practices and social innovations associated with them are going to bring about substantial changes in many spheres of society. Currently, we can observe how Twitter changes the political communication. In the economic sphere a revolution in industrial production and work is heralded (“Industrie 4.0”) and new forms of platform economy are emerging. In everyday life, new social practices like those of the quantified self movement can be found. Techniques and practices of gamification are emerging in different fields of society. It is important to understand the impact on society of these socio-technical innovations, the challenges they pose as well as the opportunities associated with them. In doing so, proposals for submissions should focus on a particular sphere of society, a particular phenomenon of digitalization (such as big data or gamification), or a particular opportunity (e.g. democratization) or challenge (e.g. privacy).

  • S9: Webvideos: Science communication, power and credibility (with Erik STENGLER (University of the West of England), United Kingdom
    and Isaac KERLOW (Earth Observatory), Singapore)
  • S10: Algorithmic Society: Shaping and relying on algorithms(with Valentin JANDA & Matthias BOTTEL (Technische Universität Berlin), Germany)
  • S11: Transdisciplinary approaches to technology assessment for evaluating opportunities and risks of the sharing economy enabled by digitalization (with Clemens MADER & Lorenz H. HILTY (Empa, Technology and Society Lab, St.Gallen, and University of Zurich); Maria POURI  (University of Zurich),  Switzerland)
  • S12: Socio-technical systems in the digitized society (with Jacqueline LEMM, Alexander MERTENS, Nenja ZIESEN (RWTH Aachen University),  Robert WEIDNER (Helmut Schmidt Universität Hamburg), Germany)
  • S13:  Degrowth and Digitalization(with Petra WÄCHTER (University of Vienna), Austria; Melf-Hinrich EHLERS (Kassel University), Germany; Linda NIERLING (ITAS, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Germany; Christian KERSCHNER (Masaryk University), Czech Republic )
  • S14: Information infrastructures and the digitalization of science: Perspectives of STS, TA and cultural studies(with Dirk HOMMRICH (openTA, KIT-ITAS), Germany)
  • S15: Towards digital health (with Bernhard WIESER (Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt |Wien Graz ), Martina LANG (IFZ - Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture), Austria)

For submitting your abstract, please use the online form on the conference website: http://www.sts-conference-graz.aau.at

Submission Deadline:  January 19, 2018

Notification of Abstracts: until mid-February 2018

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