The 5th STS Italia Conference (Milan, Italy, June 12-14, 2014), organised by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano Doctoral School in Design, will host a thematic track on RRI (“Responsibility in research and innovation. Deliberate designs and de facto configurations”).
Conference theme is design processes. Design, on the one hand, is a process that gives rise to artifacts and their accompanying social networks. On the other hand, design processes cannot be explained as the result of independent, rational choices by isolated individuals (whether designers, producers or users), they are rather collective processes.
The conference is an opportunity to present empirical and theoretical work from a variety of disciplines and fields (sociology, anthropology, law, philosophy, design, psychology, semiotics, history, economics, etc.).
Maximum length of 500 words (unless otherwise indicated in the specific track).
Abstracts must include title, author’s name, affiliation, e-mail address and should be sent in the language of the track. In the case of bilingual sessions, the abstract should be written in the language (Italian or English) in which you want to present your paper.
Abstracts should be submitted through the conference website (registration required) by February 15, 2014: http://www.stsitalia.org/conferences/ocs/index.php/STSIC/AMD/author/submit?requiresAuthor=1
February 15, 2014: Deadline for abstract submission.
March 15, 2014: Authors notified of abstract acceptance or rejection
April 30, 2014: Closing date for registrations.
May 10, 2014: Deadline for paper submission (to be included in the proceedings).
May 15, 2014: Publication of final conference program.