[SIGCIS-Members] FW: Call for Papers, Joint Meeting of ESOCITE and 4S, Buenos Aires, August 20 – 23, 2014

Thomas Haigh thaigh at computer.org
Sun Dec 22 09:32:45 PST 2013

The 2014 4S CFP below may well be of interest to the SIGCIS community. In the past I organized a number of SIGCIS panels for 4S meetings. I will probably not be able to attend this time, but anyone interested in organizing a panel on some aspect of IT history should feel free to use this list to find like-minded participants.


4S tends to get bigger and bigger every year, which may be connected to its traditional practice of accepting more or less everything. It’s a fun, lively, sometimes chaotic gathering. The good news is that this year there are no scheduling problems involved with attending both 4S and SHOT. 


Best wishes,



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Subject: Call for Papers, Joint Meeting of ESOCITE and 4S, Buenos Aires, August 20 – 23, 2014



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Joint Meeting 

Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (ESOCITE) 
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

August 20 – 23, 2014 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Intercontinental Hotel 

Call for Submissions

March 3, 2014: Deadline for Submissions of Individual Papers, Movies, and Session Proposals

The 2014 ESOCITE/4S joint conference will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The general theme of the conference is “Science in context(s): Souths and Norths”, which refers to the opportunity for STS scholars to meet colleagues (and research traditions) from other parts of the world, giving rise to new dialogues and exchanges.

Individual abstracts and proposals for sessions should emphasize how they will make original and timely contributions to any theme relevant to science and technology studies (STS). The Joint Meeting welcomes papers, session proposals, and events that are innovative in their delivery, organization, range of topics, and type of public, and which bring new resources to the STS community to explore these new relations and themes. 

Apart from traditional research papers, the Joint Meeting conference also welcomes proposals for sessions and papers using ‘new media’ or other forms of new presentation. This year, we plan to hold special sessions in which presentations are in the form of a movie or video. Movie and video submissions should be related to STS. At this stage, a brief description of the movie/video (up to 250 words) and length will suffice. 

Due to the ever-increasing number of submissions and the desire to be as inclusive as possible, each participant will be limited to only one paper presentation or movie and one other activity (such as session chair or discussant but not a second paper) for a maximum of two appearances.

Individual submission abstracts should be up to 250 words. They should include the main arguments, methodology, and their contribution to the STS literature. Paper titles should not exceed 10 words. Please list five key words to assist the program chair to group individual papers into a session. 

You may choose to submit your abstract to an open panel where you would prefer your paper to be included, or you can leave panel selection to the program chairs. The call for open panels was issued on November 3rd and received enthusiastic responses from both the ESOCITE and 4S communities (around 100 panels have been accepted). View the full descriptions at http://www.4sonline.org/open_sessions. 

Session proposal abstracts should have a maximum of 250 words. Each session proposal should contain a summary and rationale, including a brief discussion of its contribution to STS. Session proposals should be designed to fit two-hour time slots. A typical session will contain six papers or five papers with a discussant. A minimum of three paper abstracts conforming to the above criteria for abstracts must be submitted for a proposed session. The program chairs may assign additional papers to proposed sessions to meet the typical session composition. Each presenter in the session must have a user account in the submission system that includes name, affiliation, and contact information. Session organizers can create user accounts on behalf of their authors, if necessary.

Submission Process

Submit paper/movie abstracts and session proposals now at http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ssss/4s14/. Please note, the submission site uses a separate database from the 4S membership/registration systems. All presenters, including those included in session proposals, must have a user accounts with the submission system. Submitters can create accounts on behalf of their co-authors and session participants, if necessary. Anyone who has participated in a 4S meeting in the last six years should already have a user account. Please avoid creating duplicate accounts. 

Important Dates

*	December 18, 2013: Submission opens for individual papers, session proposals and movies/videos.
*	March 3, 2014: Deadline for submissions of individual papers, session proposals, and movies/videos.
*	April 1, 2014: Acceptance notification.
*	April 1 – May 1, 2014: Early registration.
*	May 12, 2014: Preliminary program posted.
*	July 1, 2014: All presenters must register to be included in the final program. For papers with more than one author, one presenter must register to be included in the final program. 
*	July 21, 2014: Final program posted.

Contact Info

For information on conference and program practices, contact the Program Chairs, Pablo Kreimer and Leandro Rodriguez Medina < jointmeeting2014 at yahoo.com>
For technical assistance with the submission or registration process, contact the 4S Webmaster <mailto:webmaster at 4sonline.org> . 
More information in Portuguese, Spanish and English can be found on the Joint Meeting home page: http://4sonline.org/meeting <https://webmail.unm.edu/Redirect/4sonline.org/meeting> Thi

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