Call for tracks del 4s/EASST Conference 2016 en Barcelona: 5 noviembre 2015

La nueva fecha límite es el 5 de noviembre.
El plazo límite para enviar propuestas de tracks se ha extendido 10 días. La nueva fecha límite es el 5 de noviembre. Tenéis 10 días más para preparar vuestro tracks si aún no lo habéis hecho y no tenías tiempo. Es la última extensión del call for tracks
A continuación copio el Call for tracks con los últimos cambios para que los tengáis presentes. 
Saludos cordiales


4S and EASST are now inviting proposals for tracks at its 2016 Joint Meeting, August 31 -September 3 in Barcelona. The selected tracks will later be included as part of the formal call for papers. There are no predetermined topics for the tracks but we encourage applicants submitting tracks to engage with the general theme of the conference: “Science & technology by other means: Exploring collectives, spaces and futures”. It refers to the opportunity for both 4S and EASST scholars to meet, share and discuss together how science and technology are increasingly performed, shaped and developed ‘by other means’: in a variety of exploratory activities that include the articulation of collectives that do not fit with the traditional actors and institutions in science and technology, or in ways that problematize the established hegemonies involved in the production of knowledge and technologies.

The purpose of this call for tracks is to stimulate the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the 4S/EASST community. Like any meeting session, a ‘track’ is comprised by one or more paper sessions with a theme and a responsible chairperson(s). The difference is that it is not submitted already filled up with papers. Rather, track themes are subsequently included in the call for papers, and authors nominate their paper for one or more tracks. A track may extend across up to 4 sessions of five papers each (i.e. a total of maximum 20 papers). Proposers of tracks commit to work closely with the program chairs to achieve the final composition of their tracks, and they must be prepared to chair or suggest colleagues who are willing to do so.

4S and EASST boards, however, are open to different types of sessions: traditional ones with standard papers, practitioners’ workshops, open debates concentrated upon specific topics. We therefore encourage the proposal of alternative formats, which may not consist of up-front power-point presentations but instead engage new ways and new media for presenting, sharing, producing and disseminating research projects and outcomes.

When submitting a track proposal please bear in mind that individuals may be listed for a paper presentation and one other role in a different session (such as a discussant, but not a second paper) for a maximum of two appearances.

Papers and contributions will be invited in International English, as it is most frequently used as a vehicular language of science. However, conversation and debates in other languages will be welcomed too.

You can propose a track online via this track proposal form

You will need to enter your name and other details, a session title, and a short (maximum 300 characters) description of the track theme and of the format selected (especially when the presentation style is imaginative and may require special equipment). We also require an extended abstract of up to 250 words. Please try to be clear and concise, to stimulate the broad participation of colleagues.

New deadline for submissions: 5 November 2015.

Communication of accepted and rejected tracks: 13 November 2015.

Attention: There will be an opportunity to submit ‘closed sessions’ (as are usual in 4S conferences) at the paper abstract period: November 23rd 2015 to February 21st 2016. These are proposed sessions submitted with a number of papers with a shared focus. Session proposals should be based on the assumption of one-and-half hour time slots with fifteen minutes per presentation. A typical session may have four papers, one discussant, and open discussion slot. The program chair may assign additional papers to proposed sessions to meet the typical session composition. The call for paper abstracts will include instructions on the way to submit such closed sessions.

You can email any enquiries related to the track submission to, for any other issue please contact to


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