October 10-11, 2017 • Atlanta, GA U.S.A. • Organized by the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech


The Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy Abstract Submission is now open. Papers submitted by the March 1st deadline will receive notification of their submission status by late April 2017. 

Submit your abstract here

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Call for Papers – Due March 1, 2017

You can now submit paper, poster, and session proposals for the 2017 Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy. Proposals submitted by the March 1st deadline will receive notification of their submission status by late April 2017.

Abstracts for proposed presentations:

Well-developed, two-page abstracts will be given priority for presentation space.

Proposals for sessions:

Well-constructed session proposals are encouraged. Sessions should consist of 3-4 papers that are thematically linked, and that reflect the international scope of the conference. Ideally sessions should not be organized around a single project or from a single institution. To submit a session proposal, the coordinator of the session will submit a title, short description of the purpose/focus of the session and list of presentations. Presenters will individually submit their presentation proposals, noting that they belong to a session and providing the title of the session.

Early career posters and competition:

The conference invites posters from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers within three years of receipt of a doctoral degree. The research should be empirical in nature and reflect work in which the early-career researcher has led, and/or played a significant role. The poster session will be held during the closing reception, to be held jointly with the Global Text Mining conference and will be interactive and lively. Judging will be done during the session.

Conference topics:

Submissions should address issues relevant to the science and innovation system. You will be asked to indicate which of the following topic area(s) your abstract addresses:

  • Advances in Bibliometric and Other Research Evaluation
  • Crossing Boundaries: Cross-National, Cross-Disciplinary, Cross-Sectoral Research
  • Energy, Environment and Sustainability Policy
  • Innovation Challenges in Peripheries
  • Research Advances and Health/Safety Security Issues
  • Research Policy, Priority Setting and Funding
  • Responsible Innovation
  • Societal Research Outcomes
  • Team Science/Collaboration
  • Technology Commercialization and Diffusion
  • Workforce and Careers
  • Other Topics

Please read the directions below to navigate the EasyChair submission process.

How to submit your Paper/Poster/Session proposal with EasyChair

  1. Click here to access the EasyChair database. Please create an EasyChair account by clicking “create an account” under the log in button. (If you already have an EasyChair account, simply log in using your existing user name and password and skip to step 4)
  2. Follow the steps to create your account. On the last step, “Account Application Received,” it will send you a confirmation email. Please go to that email to click the link to finish creating your account.

Note: If you do not receive an email please review the “Account Application Received” page for possible reasons.

  1. After you have finished creating your account it will ask you to log in. Please click that link to take you back to the main log in page. Use your account information to log in.
  2. Once you are logged in, please click the upper left tab “New Submission.” Complete the form on that page to submit your material.

Note: You can choose to submit a paper abstract, an early career poster abstract, or a session proposal or paper on this page.

  1. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page after you have verified your material.

Note: You can edit your submission up to the deadline date, March 1, 2017, on your “Submission” tab in the upper left menu bar. You can also submit additional proposals by going back to the “New Submission” tab. If you submit more than one proposal, your tab will show “My Submissions” and will list each submission when you hover over it. If you want to change any information about your submissions, including withdrawing submissions, use the links in the upper right corner of the submission page

If you have questions, please email the program chair at info.atlantaconference@gatech.edu.



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