Deadline: January 18, 2015
CALL FOR OPEN PANELS
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is now inviting proposals for open panels for its 2015 Annual Meeting, November 11-15 in Denver, Colorado. The purpose of open panels is to support the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the 4S community.
Like any meeting session, an open panel is a paper session with a theme and a responsible chairperson(s). In contrast to traditional session proposals, it is not submitted already filled up with papers. Rather, open panel topics, once accepted by the program chair, are subsequently included in the call for papers, and authors nominate their paper for one or more panels. An open panel may extend across up to three sessions of five papers each (i.e. a total of maximum 15 papers).
Proposers of open panels are volunteering to chair a session of papers related to their topic. Open panel chairs will be informed of the submissions to their panel, and will be consulted in determining the panel’s composition. But because of the need to distribute paper submissions over many sessions, the program chair has final authority over which papers will be included in the panel.
For pre-organized sessions, with papers already selected, please submit a conventional session proposal during the February 4 – March 29 submission period.
Submit proposed topics at http://www.4sonline.org/open_session_submit