Paper Submission

The invitation for submission of abstracts on topics pertinent to the conference themes is now closed. We continue to invite the submission of poster proposals covering new research and work in progress.

The conference themes examine the apparent rise of scepticism towards experts and expertise and its impact on policymaking in Australia and beyond. We are keen to explore how publics are thought about by policymakers and how expertise is engaged with in a diverse range of challenging policy areas including health, environment, social policy, emerging technologies and so on. We will engage with insights and research emerging from and across a variety of disciplines. We will promote engagement between scholars and practitioners trained in both the social sciences and the physical sciences.

Abstracts and/or poster proposals should relate to one or more of the conference themes, namely:

  • Expertise, knowledge and society
  • Expertise and policymaking in practice
  • Innovation and experimentation related to re-thinking expertise and policymaking

Call for Papers

In addition to specially-invited contributions, the organising committee made an open call for papers. We invited the submission of abstracts on topics pertinent to the conference themes and particularly welcomed the submission of explicitly interdisciplinary work.

We note that the call for papers is now closed.

Call for Posters

Proposals for posters are invited. These are ideal for presenting research in progress and making your work known to a wider audience. There will be two poster sessions during the conference where accepted posters will be displayed. Proposals should be submitted not later than 15 January 2018 to stating the title and providing a 100 word summary of the content. The acceptance or refusal of poster proposals will be advised within two weeks of submission.

Important Dates

  • Paper abstract submission deadline: NOW CLOSED
  • Conference organisers’ response to proposal: 20 November 2017
  • Poster proposal deadline: 15 January 2018
  • Author paper acceptance: 27 November 2017
  • Author registration for conference: 15 December 2017
  • Conference Dates: 15-16 February 2018

Note to Authors

All costs of attending the conference, including the registration fee, must be met by presenters. A commitment by accepted presenters to attend the conference must be received in the form of payment and registration before 15 December 2017. A fee waiver by a presenter may be applied for.

The preparation and supply of any handouts or other materials used in any presentation will be the responsibility of the presenter(s).

The conference language will be English.