CFP: Society for Social Studies of Science 2015 Meeting

November 11-15, 2015, Denver, CO

Call for papers

4S is now accepting proposals for ‘open panels’ for our 2015 meeting, in Denver, Colorado, 11-15 November. The selected open panels will later be included as part of the formal call for papers. The purpose of calling for open panels is to stimulate the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the 4S/ESOCITE community.

Like any meeting session, an open panel is a paper session with a theme and a responsible chairperson(s). In contrast to traditional session proposals, it is not submitted already filled up with papers. Rather, open panel topics, once accepted by the program chair, are subsequently included in the call for papers, and authors nominate their paper for one or more panels. An open panel may extend across up to three sessions of five papers each (i.e. a total of maximum 15 papers).

Proposers of open panels are volunteering to chair a session of papers related to their topic. Open panel chairs will be informed of the submissions to their panel, and will be consulted in determining the panel’s composition. But because of the need to distribute paper submissions over many sessions, the program chair has final authority over which papers will be included in the panel.

For pre-organized sessions, with papers already selected, please submit a conventional session proposal during the February 4 – March 29 submission period.

Submission of open panel proposals closes on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Important dates:

Important Dates

Monday, December 15, 2014: Submission opens for open panels

Sunday, January 18, 2015: Submission closes for open panels

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015: Submission opens for individual papers, conventional sessions, and movies/videos

Sunday, March 29, 2015: Deadline for submissions of individual papers, session proposals and movies/videos.

Sunday, May 24, 2015: Acceptance notification.

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Deadline: January 18, 2015

Posted: January 13, 2015