The International Congress: Mobility and Road Safety in an Ageing Society (June 19-20, 2013/ Palais Ferstel in Vienna) is an international meeting of the Austrian Road Safety Board.
The congress will focus on future aspects and solutions of mobility and transport versus safety and quality of life in the context of an ageing society.
We invite you to an inspiring scientific meeting set in the unique atmosphere of the historical centre of Vienna.
The congress will bring together experts from the following fields:
- Transport researchers, operators and regulators
- Psychologists/behavioural researchers
- Urban planning researchers and policymakers
- Safety researchers
- Mechanical/electrical engineers from industry and academia (vehicle design, assistive technologies)
- Occupational therapists
- Medical professionals
ICSHH 2013 aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Society, Humanity and History, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Society, Humanity and History and related areas.
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites submissions for its 2013 conference in San Diego, California. There is no predetermined theme for the 4S conference. 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 4S conference welcomes papers, session proposals, and events that are innovative in their delivery, organization, range of topics, 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 4S 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 on movies and videos where the main item submitted will be a movie or video. We plan to have a room dedicated to showing of movies. Movies of variable length can be submitted.
Each participant in the conference will be limited to only one paper or movie presentation and one other activity (such as session chair or discussant but not a second paper) for a maximum of two appearances.
This year's conference features the special theme: Healthy Aging: Educating through Media. To explore and discuss this theme, The Aging Conference has partnered with Working Films to look at how different forms of media can be used to educate and talk about aging in society. As part of this discussion two films from Working Films's Series: Reel Aging will be shown. These films are Prison Terminal directed by Edgar Barens and The Graying of Aids directed by Katja Heinemann. Additionally a panel discussion on the morning of the 9th will serve as a forum to examine how media is and can be used to educate about aging and health. Presentations are also invited that address the conference theme.
This Conference will address disciplinary and interdisciplinary challenges in the sciences, and in particular the relationships of science to society. At first glance, the scope and concerns of the Conference are enormous. However, in contrast to conferences with a specialist disciplinary focus, this Conference aims to explore, in an interdisciplinary spirit, linkages between different areas of concern and practices of investigation. We welcome presentation proposals which range from broad explorations of philosophical, theoretical, methodological and policy questions, to proposals which present finely grained evidence of the connections of science to society in microcosms of research, teaching and practice.
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia (See Proposal Types). Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community, see Our Focus.
Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person. Proposals for virtual presentations may be submitted at any time, up to the start of the conference. All conference registrants (in-person and virtual) may also submit their written papers for publication in the refereed International Journal of Science in Society.
The International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society and its associated journal, book series and online media create a forum for discussion and a place for the publication of innovative theories and practices relating technology to society. The dialogue created in this knowledge community is cross-disciplinary in it scope, creating meeting points for technologists with a concern for the social and social scientists with a concern for the technological. The focus is primarily, but not exclusively, on information and communications technologies.
Equally interested in the mechanics of social technologies and the social impact of technologies, the Technology, Knowledge and Society community is guided by the ideals of an open society, where technology is used to address human needs and serve community interests. These concerns are grounded in the values of creativity, innovation, access, equity and personal and community autonomy. In this space, commercial and community interests at times complement each other; at other times they appear to be at odds. The conference and publications examine the nature of the new technologies, their connection with community, their use as tools for learning, and their place in a ‘knowledge society’.