Abstract Submission

Extended abstracts (max 600 words excluding references) for all session formats (except special sessions) should be submitted by March 30, 2021 through the abstract submission system. All submissions need to clearly identify the most relevant conference track. 

Abstracts for full papers, speed talks and posters should describe the key research questions, theory, method, and findings. 

Abstracts for dialogue sessions should describe the thematic focus, the contributions of speakers, and explain how the session will be organized (e.g., how it will maximize audience participation). Please include brief biographies of authors and session organizers (max 4 lines). 

Proposals for special sessions should include: i) a max 600 word abstract (excluding references) for the session overall; and ii) max 600 word abstracts (excluding references) for each speaker. 

During the final paper submission process, authors will be asked to indicate whether they will more likely take part in the conference in Karlsruhe or online. 

The abstract submission system is now open until March 30, 2021.

Review Process

Abstracts will be submitted to a peer review process based on the following criteria: novelty, quality, and engagement with the conference theme and STRN research agenda. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate the relevance of their work for the core approaches, ideas, and debates surrounding sustainability transitions. Outcomes will be communicated by May 15, 2021. Please note that depending on the volume of submissions, and to ensure we have a viable and lively conference program, the organizers may allocate submissions to an alternative session format. Any such reallocation will be clearly communicated in the decision letter.