Key dates

Conference 14-16 September 2016
  • 14 July  2016    Early bird registration deadline & submission of the final paper version
  • 14 June  2016    Notification of acceptance
  • 29 March 2016 NEW Submission Deadline
  • 14 March 2016    Submission Deadline

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Submission types

Conference particpants can make four different types of contributions. Please find the template for each type at the left tab.

    1. Short paper: Submitted short papers should present original research contributions and will be refereed (max 3,000 words).
    2. Research in progress: Submitted work in progress reports should present on-going projects and activities and will be refereed. In contrast to full papers, work in progress reports can be more descriptive but should be contextualised in terms of policy-relevant questions and production of new indicators and datasets (max 1,500 words).
    3. Poster: Poster (max 1,000 words) with an abstract of the study.
    4. Special session: The Special Session Section of the STI 2016 conference will explore other ways of presenting and sharing experiences and ideas than traditional conference instruments. Special event sessions can take a variety of forms including:

– panels
– fishbowls
– roundtable discussions
– wildcard sessions
– demos/exhibitions, etc.


Submission proposals for 90 or 180 min. (maximum 2,000 words) should describe: (1) targets topic(s) and purpose(s), (2) activities (agenda), (3) anticipated participants, and (4) include information about the organizers. We encourage participation in all STI areas, especially in fresh and new topics around the conference areas detailed in the CFP. Proposed Sessions for Special Sessions will be reviewed by the STI 2016 program board focusing on novelty, quality, organization, addressed audience, and purpose.