The STI 2023 conference welcomes proposals for special sessions.
The central theme of the STI 2023 conference is “Improving scholarly evaluation practices in the light of cultural change. Contributing to more responsible, sustainable and transparent methods to assess academic work”. This relates to a number of topics that are at the heart of ongoing developments both in science policy and in the field of science and technology studies: the reform of research evaluation procedures, in particular around various initiatives across Europe to revise recognition and reward processes, and also the European-wide Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) initiative, the transition towards a healthier academic culture, and in particular the transition towards open science practices.
The conference will be organized as a hybrid event. We therefore support both physical and online attendance including possibilities for remote presentations. Kindly indicate your preference in the submission.
We specifically invite submissions for special sessions on the following topics:
More broadly, we welcome contributions on, but not limited to, the following topics:
Special sessions can be organized using various formats, such as panels, round tables, pitches with a discussion attached, etc. We do not want to prescribe a specific format, but leave that open to the initiators of a special session. When proposing a special session, you may also submit a contribution to that special session. Those submissions will not undergo the general peer review procedure, but will be assessed together with the proposal of the special session.
The submission of a proposal for a special track at STI2023 will be done to the conference directly. Submit your proposal to “firstname.lastname@example.org”, putting “STI-ENID special session proposal” in the e-mail subject field.
The proposal for a special session should contain a clear outline of the topic(s) involved, a description of the format, as well as short abstracts of the contributions of the speakers in the session. Also indicate whether you wish the session to be hybrid or on-site only.
The submitted proposals will be assessed by the scientific committee of the STI2023 conference.
Deadline for submitting the proposal for special sessions: 14th of April 2023.
Notification of the final outcome of the assessment process: 16th of June 2023.