Submissions Open for Open Hardware Panel at 4S/ESOCITE Conference

Hi all, sharing the following opportunity to present on an open hardware panel below:

Dear all,

We invite submissions to the open panel titled “Open Hardware: Perspectives on Open Science Beyond Access to Data and Publications” to be hosted at the 4S/ESOCITE Conference in Cholula, México on Dec 7-10th, 2022.

  • Conference date: December 7-10, 2022
  • Location: Cholula, México
  • Deadline: April 14, 2022
  • Notifications: May 25, 2022
  • Submission: 250-word abstract, in Spanish or English
  • Submission instructions:
  • Please choose to submit your paper to an “open panel” and then select " Open Hardware: Perspectives on Open Science Beyond Access to Data and Publications " (Open Panel #88)".

88. Open Hardware: Perspectives on Open Science Beyond Access to Data and Publications

Open Hardware, or the practice of openly sharing designs, instructions, and manufacturing files for objects and devices, is gaining momentum worldwide. Academic production of open hardware has increased in the last 5 years; science funders are now funding projects and think tanks are exploring policy recommendations. Social studies of open hardware are still scarce, but have raised questions around collaboration dynamics, the role and use of licenses, analysis of business models and reports of experiences from citizen science.

The aim of this panel is to bring together a diversity of research objects within open hardware for science, to share lessons and discuss open hardware as a field of research. We will discuss which are the common and divergent framings of the practice? Are there specific methods that researchers are using to understand open hardware at different levels of observation? Which are the particular configurations that emerge when open hardware practice is performed in research settings?

We understand open hardware is a young object of study at the intersection of multiple fields. We welcome submissions from this diversity of approaches, including but not limited to social studies of science and technology, design science, human-computer interaction.

We invite papers from a variety of contexts, including but not limited to:

  • open hardware in citizen and community science
  • open hardware in academic/other institutional research contexts
  • online collaboration dynamics in open hardware
  • licensing and other legal approaches
  • assessing impact of open hardware
  • North-South dynamics in open hardware
  • infrastructure towards open hardware
  • economics of open hardware
  • open hardware policy

Questions regarding the open panel can be directed here.

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