Call for Open Panels

Open panels are a way to articulate the research of colleagues and allow the formation of new networks around issues that are central to the field of STS.

The open panel chairs will have primary responsibility for the selection of abstracts submitted to their panels. By submitting a proposal, the chairs will be in charge of reviewing abstracts, chairing the sessions, and communicating with participants. An open panel can comprise up to three sessions of five papers each (i.e. a maximum of 15 papers in total). If a discussant is included, then the session could have up to four papers. The Program Committee reserves the right to make the final decision on which papers will be included in each panel.

An open panel proposal consists of an abstract of up to 250 words, including a brief discussion of your contribution to the field and to the theme of the 2023 conference, if relevant. Proposals for open panels should be submitted by 17th March 2023. If accepted, open panels will be included in the general call for papers that will open on 10th April 2023. At that time, authors will be able to submit their papers for one or more panels.

The general call for individual papers, closed panels, posters and Making and Doing presentations will open on 10th April and close on 26th May.

Online participation will be possible for most presentation formats, but panels may require at least one in-person participant. Details will be announced soon.

Submit your open panel proposal here, or through the button below . Use your 4S login and you will be prompted to choose a new password for your 4S account. You are also able to submit without logging in. If you have questions, please contact the Conference Chairs, Aya Kimura and Grant Otsuki and Conference Secretary, Callan Sait, at

We look forward to your participation!