Why CE requires participation and cooperation beyond classical scientific borders
Call for Session Proposals
The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) is organizing an international conference on climate engineering (www.ce-conference.org), aiming to bring together the research, policy and civic communities for exchange and dialogue. The conference will be held in Berlin, Germany, from August 18-21, 2014. It will address both CDR (Carbon Dioxide Removal) and SRM (Solar Radiation Management) approaches.
The conference will focus on the technical, ethical, and social aspects of climate engineering via disciplinary research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transdisciplinary engagement.
- In disciplinary research, specific questions are addressed from a single disciplinary perspective at a high level of specialization and depth.
- In interdisciplinary collaboration, specific questions are addressed from different disciplinary perspectives.
- In transdisciplinary engagement, different stakeholder communities beyond those found in academia, such as NGOs, the media and policymakers, will be brought together to discuss questions of collective interest and relevance.
Sessions may have multiple conveners, and collaborative proposals are encouraged. Key aims are to reflect the heterogeneity of the field and to better understand how it intersects with other fields and larger trends. Sessions can be organized around traditional formats such as oral and poster presentations, but proposals for innovative session formats are highly welcome. The deadline for session proposals is Friday, 6 December 2013.
- There will be many rooms available for carrying out sessions. They differ in size and layout, and can accommodate between 10 and over 100 people. All rooms will be equipped with basic conference equipment (e.g. projector, whiteboard, facilitation material) and additional equipment can likely be made available upon request (e.g. recording equipment).
- Sessions will run in parallel with a default length of 60 or 90 minutes, but one session can span more than one slot (e.g., one session might occupy a 90 minute slot in the morning and a 60 minute slot in the afternoon) or even more than one day (e.g. a 90 minute slot on Monday and another 90 minute slot on Thursday).
- This call for session proposals will be followed by calls for papers for individual sessions, to be issued by the session conveners. At a later stage in the planning process, there will also be the opportunity to submit proposals for posters and other media.
Sessions will be selected by the conference Steering Committee and Advisory Group via a double-blind peer review process, based on quality of submissions, thematic fit and available slots. The Steering Committee will inform prospective conveners about the acceptance of session proposals by 03 February 2014 and due to limited time slots may propose merging of topically similar sessions. Calls for contributions to the selected sessions will then be composed by the session conveners, and published on 17 February 2014. Deadline for submissions to individual sessions will be 25 April 2014. The selection of session participants will be the responsibility of the session conveners in close collaboration with the Steering Committee, and should be concluded by 12 May 2014.
To prepare a session proposal, please download and fill in the submission form provided below.
CEC14 Session Proposal Submission Form (PDF) - Please right-click first, save target as, open the file with Adobe Reader and then complete the form.
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With our best regards,
The CEC 14 Steering Committee
Stefan Schäfer (chair)
Holly Jean Buck