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Society for Social Studies of Science

Call for Open Panels for 4sSydney 2018

Deadline for Submission: November 1st, 2017

The purpose of calling for open panel proposals is to stimulate the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the 4S community. Open panel topics, once accepted by the Program Committee, will be included in the call for papers (see examples of open panel topics from last year here). Open panel chairs will have significant responsibility in the composition of their panels. An open panel may extend across up to three sessions of five papers each (i.e. a total of maximum 15 papers). The 4S program committee reserves the right to 1) limit the number of open panels accepted; and 2) combine similar proposals into a single panel. Inclusion of accepted panels in the final program is contingent on receiving a sufficient number of abstract submissions. Please note, in submitting a proposal, you are volunteering to chair a session of papers related to your topic.

An open panel proposal should contain a summary and rationale of up to 250 words, including a brief discussion of its contribution to STS and (if relevant) the themes of the 4S Sydney conference.

Please consider proposing an open panel for 4sSydney to build your networks and create vibrant intellectual communities.

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