Call for papers

All proposals must be made to specific tracks (including the Open track) via the ‘Propose a paper’ link found beneath the track abstract on that track’s webpage. Proposals should consist of:

  • a paper title
  • authors/co-authors
  • a long abstract of fewer than 250 words. Your abstract should make clear how the paper addresses STS concerns and approaches (either generally and / or specifically in relation to a particular track). It should also make clear the type of empirical data (if any) that it will draw on.

You do NOT need to be a current member of EASST to propose a paper (but you will need to provide us with contact details as part of the process).

Follow the link to review themes and follow the theme link to review tracks. When you are ready move on to propose a paper by following the ‘propose paper’ link at the bottom of your chosen track.

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 (see toolbar above right) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means your confirmation email has been classed as spam or otherwise lost; if it is not, you will need to re-submit, as for some reason the process was not completed.

Subsequent communication will be with all authors of a paper.

Proposals will be marked as pending until the end of the Call for papers (23/04/2014). Convenors will then be asked to make their decisions over the papers proposed to their track by 6th May 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 by the Scientific Committee to see where else they might fit in the conference programme. There is no guarantee that such papers can be re-housed. We aim to resolve all transfers by 6th June 2014.

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.

Other useful information for after you’ve proposed your paper

Paper authors can use the login link in the menu on the left to edit their proposals. Co-authors cannot be added/removed nor can papers be withdrawn through this environment – please email conferenceadmin(at) to do this.

We’d ask that all presenters with accepted papers inform the convenors (copying the conference administration) if they subsequently decide to withdraw.

Communication between authors/convenors

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

Any queries with the above please email conferenceadmin(at)