General themes and tracks
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A) ART, DESIGN AND MUNDANE TECHNOLOGIES
1. ARTificial Life? Performativity between Science, Media and Art
P. Gisler (University of the Arts in Berne, Switzerland); S. Schicktanz (University of Göttingen, Germany).
2. Design, Performativity, STS
J. McHardy (Lancaster University, UK); T. Pinch (Cornell University, USA); N. Wakeford (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK).
3. Digital Game Play as Socio-technical Practice
A. Kerr (National University of Ireland Maynooth); H. W. Kennedy (University of the West of England, UK); J. Jenson (York University, UK); S. De Paoli (National University of Ireland Maynooth).
4. What objects do: design, consumption and social practices
P. Magaudda (University of Padova, Italy); M. Pantzar (Helsinki School of Economics, Finland); P. Volonté (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); A. Yaneva (University of Manchester, UK).
B) CAPITALISM AND/IN TECHNOSCIENCE
5. Techno-scientific Reconstruction of Capitalism
L. Suarez-Villa (University of California, Irvine); L. Levidow (Open University, UK).
6. Uncertainty as an asset? Neoliberalized technoscience and the manufacture of world and the self
L. Pellizzoni (University of Trieste, Italy); D. Padovan (University of Turin, Italy); M. Ylönen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).
C) CHALLENGING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS
7. Are We Still Halfway of the Turn? Practicing Semiotics, Performing Science and Technology Studies
A. Mattozzi (Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy); A. Beyaert-Geslin (Université de Limoges, France); M. G. Dondero (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique/Université de Liège, Belgium).
8. Probing technoscience
R. V. Burri (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich); M. Erlemann (University of Augsburg, Germany); K. Kastenhofer (Institute of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria); A. Nordmann (University of South Carolina, USA); A. E. Schwarz (Institute for Philosophy, Darmstadt); P. Wehling (Universities of Augsburg and Munich, Germany).
9. Speculation, Design, Public and Participatory Technoscience: Possibilities and Critical Perspectives
C. Disalvo (Georgia Institute of Technology); T. Kerridge (Goldsmiths, University of London); A. Wilkie (Goldsmiths, University of London).
10. Video & STS: Methodologies and Methods
Y. Lin (University of Salford, UK); C. Greiffenhagen (University of Manchester, UK).
D) INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SOCIOMATERIAL INFRASTRUCTURES
11. Performative Infrastructures, Multiple Mobilities
A. Mongili (University of Cagliari, Italy); G. Pellegrino (University of Calabria, Italy).
12. Performing Places
K. S. Willis (University of Siegen, Germany).
13. The Social Study of the Information Technology Marketplace
N. Pollock (University of Edinburgh, UK); G. M. Campagnolo (University of Trento, Italy); A. Elbanna (Loughborough University, UK).
E) KNOWLEDGE ASSEMBLAGES AND INSTITUTIONS
14. From a "social raw matter" to the production of stabilized collectives: Tracking institutions of knowledge
V. Tournay (Institute for Political Studies in Grenoble, France); S. Louvel (Institute for Political Studies in Grenoble, France); C. Granjou (Center for agriculture and environment studies, France).
15. Socio-material assemblages in education
P. Landri (National Research Council, Italy); R. Edwards (University of Stirling, UK); T. Fenwick (University of British Columbia, Canada); A. Viteritti (University of Rome, Italy).
F) THE MANUFACTURE OF BIO-OBJECTS AND LIFE SCIENCES
16. Bio-Objects – Life in the 21st Century
S. Tamminen (University of Helsinki, Finland); A. Tupasela (University of Helsinki, Finland); N. Vermeulen (University of Vienna, Austria).
17. From biodigital lives to BioIT worlds: in-vivo, in-silico and in-vitro embodiments and dissonances
A. Mackenzie (Lancaster University, UK); K. O'Riordan (University of Sussex, UK); R. McNally (Lancaster University, UK); L. Busch (Michigan State University/Lancaster University).
18. The Struggle for Meanings: Representations and Debates in the Nanotechnology Field
A. Ferrari (Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis, Karlsruhe, Germany); A. Lorenzet (University of Padova, Italy); M. Maestrutti (Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne University, France); F. Neresini (University of Padova, Italy).
19. STS Approaches to Neuroscience Objects and Practices
A. Balmer (University of Nottingham, UK); D. Fitzgerald (London School of Economics, UK); M. Pickersgill (University of Edinburgh, UK).
G) ORGANIZING PRACTICES AND PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES
20. Engineering Practice: Performing a Profession, Constructing Society
S. Bell (University College London, UK); D. Farber (Penn State University, USA).
21. Organization of Science Practices
I. van der Weijden (Rathenau Institute, The Netherlands); P. van den Besselaar (University Amsterdam, The Netherlands); S. Hemlin (University of Gothenburg, Sweden); M. Nedeva (University of Manchester, UK).
22. Technologically Dense Environments: A Bridge between STS and Organization Studies
M. Perrotta (University of Trento, Italy); M. Teli (Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali, Trento, Italy).
H) RETHINKING INNOVATION
23. Creativity and Innovation
C. Hasse (Aarhus University, Denmark); E. Sørensen (Aarhus University, Denmark).
24. Innovation Networks and Real-World Experimentation
P. Ahrweiler (University College Dublin, Ireland); M. Gross (Helmhotz Center for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany); W. Krohn (Bielefeld University, German); B. T. Asheim (Department of Social and Economic Geography, University of Lund, Sweden).
25. Rhetoric in Science, Technology and Innovation Policies
B. Godín (University of Quebec, Canada); R. Miettinen (University of Helsinki, Finland).
I) SCRUTINISING HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCE: FUTURE TRENDS AND CRITICAL REFLECTIONS
26. The shaping of patient 2.0 - Exploring agencies, technologies and discourses in new healthcare practices
P. Danholt (Aarhus University, Denmark); E. M. Piras (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy); C. Storni (University of Limerick, Ireland); A. Zanutto (University of Trento, Italy).
27. How do we collaborate? Scrutinising the relationship between STS and biomedicine
L. Koch (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); M. Nordahl Svendsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark); B. Wieser (Inter-University Centre for Technology, Work and Culture, Graz, Austria); M. Arribas-Ayllon (ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics - Cesagen, UK).
28. The ‘meaning’ and ‘doing’ of bodies and gender in medicine and healthcare
A. Petersen (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia); S. R. de Bere (Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry); A. Kampf (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany); R. Brömer (Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany).
29. Technology, Innovation and Images of Health and Aging
A. Peine (Utrecht University, The Netherlands); A. Faulkner (King’s College London, UK); B. Jaeger (Roskilde University, Denmark); E. Moors (Utrecht University, The Netherlands).
L) SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT, CONTROVERSIES AND INNOVATION
30. The new politics of risk: the performing of regulation in a comparative perspective
D. Demortain (London School of Economics, UK); B. MacGillivray (Cambridge University, UK); E. Mansnerus (Cambridge University, UK).
31. Practicing Public Engagement in Controversial Science and Technology
N. Brown (University of York, UK); E. Einsiedel (University of Calgary, Canada); E. Griessler (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria); S. Lundin (University of Lund, Sweden).
32. Practicing Responsibilities
C. Grasseni (University of Bergamo, Italy); L. Guzzetti (University of Genua, Italy); G. Pellegrini (University of Padova, Italy).
M) SURVEILLANCE PRACTICES, TECHNOLOGIES AND SOCIETY
33. New Developments in Surveillance Practices and Technologies
K. Haggerty (Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Canada); A. Mubi Brighenti (Department of Sociology, University of Trento).
34. Surveillance in Society
A. Albrechtslund (Aalborg University, Denmark); K. Boersma (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands); C. Fuchs (University of Salzburg, Austria); P. Lauritsen (University of Aarhus, Denmark).
N) SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITIONS AND PRACTICES
35. Energy Use in Everyday Life – Combining Sustainable Technology and Practices
K. Ellegård (Linköping University, Sweden); J. Palm (Linköping University, Sweden); H. Gansmo (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
36. Practices and the Environment: Performing Sustainability and Doing STS
R. Rettie (Kingston University, UK); K. Burchell (Kingston University, UK); E. Pauwels (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars).
37. System Innovations and Transitions to Sustainability
J. Markard (Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland); R. Raven (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands); J. Farla (Utrecht University, The Netherlands); L. Coenen (Lund University, Sweden).
38. Towards Zero Emission Buildings, Settlements and Cities
S. Balslev Nielsen (Technical University of Denmark); T. Berker (Centre for Technology and Society at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
O) TRAVELLING PRACTICES IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
39. Practices on the move: dynamics, circulation and diffusion
A. Hui (Lancaster University, UK); E. Shove (Lancaster University, UK); N. Spurling (Lancaster University, UK).
40. Science, Technology and the North/South Divide
C. Richter (International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, The Netherlands); R. Rajão (Lancaster University Management School, UK); J. R. Dias (Centre for Social Sciences, School of Economics of the University of Coimbra Portugal); G. Miscione (International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, The Netherlands); E. Shah (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands); H. Maat (Wageningen University, The Netherlands); R. Hagendijk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Y. Georgiadou (International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation in Enschede, The Netherlands).