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Programme 4th IAS-STS Annual Conference


Sunday, 27th February 2005

16.00 Casual pre-conference meeting of early arriving participants at Cafe Aiola upstairs (50 m from Uhrturm on Schlossberg)

Monday, 28 February 2005 (Venue: Festsaal, Schloegelgasse 2)

9.30-10.00 Introduction by Wilhelm Berger, Department of Science and Technology Research, IFF, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

10.00-10.45 Christine Wächter, Austria: Women Engineers in the Automobile Industry: Tales of Balancing Acts Between Wishful Thinking and Reality (introducing the "Women Scientists and Engineering Education" session)"

10.45-11.30 Maria Tysiachniouk, Russia: Building Sustainable Communities with Indigenous People: The Role of Transboundary Environmental Organizations in Innovation Transfer and Dissemination (introducing the "Sustainability" session)



Session A: Renewable Energy (Chair: Ines Oehme)

Taru Peltola, Finland: Creating Alternative Flows of Timber: Bioenergy Technologies and the Politics of Forests in Finland

Emek Kepenek, Turkey: Renewable Energy Policy Lessons for Developing Countries: European Union and Turkey

Philipp Späth, Austria: Integration in Cooperation - A Project on Distributed Electricity Generation as a Case of Transdisciplinary Research

Session B: Women Scientists and Engineering Education
(Chair: Christine Wächter)

Tatjana Leontieva, Russia: The Changes in the Economic and Social Status of Women Scientists in Russia and Brain Drain: Overview of the Problem

Maria Rentetzi, Greece: From the Ad to the Lab: Gender Transformations in Physics in the 1960s: The Case of the Greek Research Center “Dimokritos”

Coffee Break


Session A: Theorizing Sustainability (Chair: Ines Oehme)

Vera Munteanu, Moldavia: Technology, Ecology and Sustainability. Do They Exclude Each Other?

Imre Oliver Kozak, Hungary: Boundaries Between Risk Assessment and Risk Management in Urban Air Pollution Regulation

Ralf Brand, Germany: Sustainability Memes

Session B: Women Scientists and Engineering Education (Chair: Christine Wächter)

Andrea Bunting, Australia: Environmental Improvement Through Engineering: The Experiences of Female Engineers

Anita Thaler, Austria: About Gender-related Stumbling Blocks and Factors of Success in Engineering Education

Laure Goura, United Kingdom: Barriers Facing Female Engineers: Critical Mass Versus Leaky Pipeline Investigation

Tuesday, 1 March 2005

9.15-10.00 Ulrich Dolata, Germany: An Internet-based Economy? E-Effects on the Auto Industry and the Music Sector (introducing the "Users and Innovators" session)

10.00-10.45 David Mercer, Australia: Legitimating Vertically Integrated Expertise in Areas of Controversial Science: Efficacy, Fluidity vs. Accountability (introducing the "Biotech" session)

Coffee Break


Session A: Food and Molecules (Chair: Bernhard Wieser)

Tereza Stöckelova, Czech Republic: Coexistence between GM, Conventional and Organic Agriculture in Europe: Socio- and Techno-logics of Its Proponents and Critics

Armin Spök, Austria: From Farming to Pharming: Regulatory Challenges for the Next Wave of Agricultural Biotechnology

Session B: Users and Innovators (Chair: Günter Getzinger)

Oana Mitrea, Rumania: The Constitution of the Wireless Communication and Information Dispositif - a Socio-Historical Perspective

Harald Rohracher, Austria: The Janus Face of Participation in Technology Design


Session A: Precaution and Communication (Chair: Bernhard Wieser)

Gyula Kasza, Hungary: Public Understanding and Participation in the Hungarian Food Safety Control

Marko Ahteensuu, Finland: Weak and Strong Interpretation of the Precautionary Principle in the Risk Management of Modern Biotechnology

14.15-15.00 Risto Erasaari, Finland: Aleatory Assemblages of Controversies: Working Paper on Problematization, Accountability and Epistemological Tactics (introducing the "Knowing and Being" session)


Session A: Risk and Susceptibility (Chair: Armin Spök)

Franc Mali, Slovenia: The Impact of Ethical Considerations on the Social Regulations of Biotechnology in the New EU-Member States

Susanne Bauer, Germany: The Genomics of Environmental Response: Re/Visions in Risk Assessment?

Session B: Between Knowing and Being: Theories and Everyday Life
(Chair: Harald Rohracher)

Alla Bolotova, Russia: Colonizing the Territory of the Soviet Union: Nature in Ideology and Everyday Life

Ivan Tchalakov, Bulgaria: The Entrepreneurial Science and ‘Other’ Science: Towards Possible Reconciliation

Coffee Break


Session A: Clones and Babies (Chair: Armin Spök)

Mary Ingram, USA: Mapping the Global Terrain of Parthenogenesis

Kyra Landzelius, USA: To Coordinate the Limits of Viability: Expert Decision-Making and Aggressive Life-Support for the Too-Early Born

Bernhard Wieser, Austria: Self-determination as a Specific Mode of Self-guidance

Session B: Between Knowing and Being: Theories and Everyday Life
(Chair: Harald Rohracher)

Hajo Greif, Germany: Minding the Gap between Context and Content

Olga Stoliarova, Russia: Can One Do Without Ontology? On Some Aspects of STS Philosophy

Günter Getzinger, Austria: Postacademic Science and Sustainability

19.00 Departure to Buschenschank

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