CFP: "Science Communication: International Perspectives, Issues and Strategies" - 4-7 September 2012, Nancy (France) - Deadline: February 10, 2012

Call for Papers for researchers and science communicators
International Conference on Science Communication 2012
Science Communication : International Perspectives, Issues and Strategies
4th to 7th September 2012, Nancy (France)
Universities and research organisations are vibrant communities fully engaged in science communication. Their actions are all the more important because the relationship between science, technology and society at large is at the heart of current debate, particularly at a time when the rapid expansion of digital technology opens up uncountable modes of interaction between producers and users of information. This conference intends to take a closer look at the new forms of dialogue between those who are directly involved in the production of knowledge and those for whom ethical, political and economic questions linked to research and its outcomes are considered just as important as the progress of knowledge.

Official languages: French, English.
The proposals
The proposals should address one of the proposed themes.
Five strands of investigation to explore new horizons:
The specificity of science communication in universities and research centres
Public policy with regard to science communication
Collaborative work and partnership
Target audiences for science communication
New tools, new practices

The deadline for proposals is February 10, 2012.
Submitted proposals will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee. All successful proposals will be notified by April 15, 2012 at the latest and informed about the steps to take. Papers will only be added to the programme when the speakers have registred for the conference.
The deadline for receipt of final papers is July 15, 2012.

The proceedings will be available online as of October 10, 2012. A printed publication of the proceedings is also considered.

Submissions should include
author (s)
description of the proposed paper or session (no more than 2000 characters including spacing) in PDF format (sent as attachment)
summary in 400 characters including spacing
proposed format (a paper, discussion, poster, etc.)

To submit a paper, click on this link

Martin W. Bauer (UK) Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Cheng Donghong (China) Vice President and Executive Secretary of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), Michel Claessens (Belgium) Director of Communication ITER, former Director of Communication - Director-General of Research at the European Commission, John Durant (USA) MIT Museum Director and Adjunct Professor in the Science, Technology & Society Program, Ulrike Felt (Austria) Professor of sociology of science, University of Vienna, Catherine Franche (Canada) Executive Director of ESCITE (the European Network of Science Centres and Museums), Mariano Gago (Portugal) former Minister for Higher Education and Research, Claudie Haigneré (France) President of Universcience, former Minister for Research, Bernard Schiele (Canada) Professor at the Interuniversity Research center on Science and Technology in Montreal.

Scientific Committee: Bernard Schiele, Chair, (University of Quebec in Montreal), Patrick Baranger (University of Lorraine), L. Anathea Brooks (UNESCO), Claude Burlet (University of Lorraine), Serge Chambaud (Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris), Michel Claessens (ITER, European Commission), Ulrike Felt (University of Vienna), Louis-Jean Gachet (OCIM), Claudie Haigneré (Universcience, former Minister for Research), Anne-Catherine Hauglustaine (Jardin des Sciences, EUSCEA network), Herbert Münder (Wissenschaft im Dialog, Berlin), Enrico Predazzi (Inter-University center Agorà Scienza, Turin), Vladimir de Semir (University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona), Halil Sykja (University of Tirana).

For further information you can contact:
Kateřina Picková
Université de Lorraine
34, Cours Léopold
54000 Nancy - France
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