Call for papers

The call for papers is now open and closes at midnight CET on February 14th, 2018.  Before you propose your paper, please read the theme of the conference, the rules below, and then browse the list of panels

All panels were proposed into seven thematic streams: 

  • Encounters between people, things and environments
  • Art and craft of joining and keeping things together
  • Confluence, collaboration and intersection
  • Conflict, dissolution, contest
  • Assembly, silence, dissent
  • Discovery, discussion and decision
  • Measurement, commensuration, markets and values

When browsing through the list of panels, you can alternate between the All streams view that shows the list of streams and the All panels view that shows all the panels in one list, regardless of the stream.   (There are also views showing just panels or just workshops.)

Proposing a paper

Paper proposals must consist of:

  • a paper title
  • the name/s and email address/es of author/s
  • a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
  • a long abstract of fewer than 250 words

Panel rooms will have a computer, a connected projector, and the facility to plug in laptops if presenters need to do so. Requests for video conferencing, speakers, etc can be made when proposing papers.

Your abstract should make clear how the paper addresses STS concerns and approaches (generally and/or specifically in relation to the particular stream and the panel) and the type of empirical data (if any) that it will draw on.

All proposals must be made via the online form, not by email. There is a Propose paper link beneath the long abstract on each panel page.

On submission of the proposal, the proposing author (but not the co-authors) will receive an automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the Login environment (in the navigation) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means your confirmation email got spammed/lost; if it is not present you will need to re-submit, as for some reason the process was not completed. Co-authors cannot be added/removed nor can papers be withdrawn by the proposers themselves – for that, please email <conference(at)>.

Proposals will be marked as ‘pending’ until the end of the Call for Papers (14/02/2018). Convenors will then be asked to make their decisions over the proposals by the 26/02/2018 and to communicate those to the proposers, marking them up within the login environment. Papers which are neither accepted nor rejected, but marked for ‘transfer’, will then be considered for reallocation to existing panels which have space.  There is no guarantee that such papers can be re-housed. Panels will comprise a maximum of two 90-minute sessions, containing a maximum of eight presentations. We aim to resolve all transfers by 12/03/2018.

You can find more information on the convenors and authors page (under Practical in the navigation).


While we cannot prevent you from making multiple proposals, we would encourage colleagues to make just one. The ‘transfer process’ aims to ensure that good papers will have a chance to be presented even if the track to which they were initially proposed has no space. You will be able to present only one paper at the conference. In the event of more than one being accepted you will be required to choose between them.

You do NOT need to be a current member of EASST to propose a paper.


Useful information for later in this process

Editing your paper

Paper authors can use the login link in the toolbar to edit their proposals.

Pre-circulation of papers

EASST has no rule about this; however many convenors are keen to pre-circulate completed papers. To facilitate this and save on email traffic, if requested by convenors, authors can upload PDFs of their papers within the online system, which will then show as a downloadable file beneath their abstract on the public panel page on this site.

Timing of presentations

Each panel/workshop slot will be 90 minutes long, accommodating a maximum of 4 presenters; each panel/workshop may only extend over two slots, i.e. a maximum of 8 presenters and no longer than a day. 

Communication between authors/convenors

Convenor/author email addresses are not shown on the panel pages for anti-spam reasons. However there is an in-built secure email messaging system. If you cannot work that, please email <conference(at)> to obtain relevant email addresses.

Any queries with the above please email <conference(at)>.


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