Call for papers 2019 Madrid2018-11-23T16:51:50+00:00

Key Dates

Congress: October 3-4, 2019

1st CFP until January 21, 2019
2nd CFP until March 20, 2019
3rd CFP until June 20, 2019
FINAL CFP until August 20, 2019
Super Discount Rate until February 4, 2019
Early Rate until April 3, 2019
Normal Rate until July 3, 2019
Final Rate until September 3, 2019

Proposal Submission

Next deadline: January 21, 2019

Submit proposal

Before submitting your proposal, we recommend consulting the information below and the frequently asked questions.


Submit Your Proposal

Register on the platform and send your proposal. If you do not remember your password, click here. We recommend consulting the frequently asked questions.

The submission of proposals is done through an online form that will ask for the following information:

– Title of proposal
– Summary (300 words maximum)
– Theme of the Congress
– Presentation format
– Keywords
– Language

– Author’s name and surname
– University/Organization
– Country
– Email

If the proposal has a co-authors, you must indicate the same information about them (name, university, country, and email).

For more information consult our frequently asked questions.


Wait for the result

The scientific committee will review your proposal within 2-3 weeks and will notify you of the decision by email. You can also check the list of accepted proposals.

After submitting the proposal, we recommend verifying the title and names of authors and co-authors are written correctly.
While the proposal is pending review you can make corrections, changes or add co-authors. To do this, follow the steps indicated in our frequently asked questions.

It is NOT allowed to make changes in proposals that have already been accepted. The scientific committee reserves the right to eliminate proposals that have suffered alterations after acceptance.


Register for the Congress

Once your proposal has been accepted, you must register for the congress. As of this moment, it is not allowed to make changes in the proposal.

The registration fee varies depending on how far in advance the payment is made and the type of registration chosen:

– Registration to the full congress
– Registration for 1 day of congress
– Registration as a student
– Registration as a listener
– Blended registration
– Virtual registration

For more information, see the registration table or our frequently asked questions.


Submit full paper

Participants may submit their full article for free evaluation and possible publication in a book or journal from the community.

Submit paper

The file should be sent to publishing@gkacademics.com. They must be adapted to this template and follow these guidelines. Do not forget to include in your message: congress you will attend, the title of the article, authors, university and country.

Types of presentation

This type of session is best suited for works about investigations already undertaken or academic papers. The authors will present a summary of their work (purpose, procedures, results or products). The formal oral presentation of the work should be limited to 15 minutes. Presentations will be grouped according to the theme or perspective of these thematic sessions (which can be 75, 90 or 100 minutes) with a question/answer time and group discussion after all presentations. All rooms will be equipped with projectors for presentations in PDF or PPT.

This format is ideal for presenting the preliminary results of work in progress or for projects that are rendered in posters or panels. In these sessions (usually about 40 minutes), the authors have the opportunity to exhibit their work and participate in an informal discussion with other attendees. Each poster must include a brief summary of the purpose and work procedures. The dimensions of the poster should not exceed 85 cm wide by 110 cm long.

This type of session is best suited to teach or demonstrate certain procedures, skills or techniques. Some considerations that are appropriate for this session format are for example: a demonstration, performance, presentation, discussion or dialogue with the public. These sessions are usually scheduled for about 30 minutes and should be structured so that any explanatory information or input is provided and there is sufficient time for interaction with the public time, participation and involvement.

General Themes

  • Science policies. Science governance.
  • Science, management, and innovation.
  • Science and values. The ‘ethos’ of science.
  • Biotechnology. Bioethics. Biopolitics.
  • Sociology of science. STS studies.
  • Science and culture.
  • Science and gender studies.
  • Science communication. Scientific journalism.
  • Public understanding of science.
  • Scholarly communication. Open data. Open access.
  • History and philosophy of science.
  • History and philosophy of physics.
  • History and philosophy of chemistry.
  • History and philosophy of biology.
  • History and philosophy of mathematics.
  • Sustainable energy. Environment. Ecology.
  • Science and religion.
  • Technology policies. Technological governance.
  • Technological innovation. Inventions. Patents.
  • History of technology. Philosophy of technology.
  • Virtual communities. Communities of practice.
  • Digital divide. Technology and identity. Technology and (functional) diversity.
  • Technology and gender.
  • E-government. E-democracy. Participatory systems.
  • Big data. Privacy. Surveillance.
  • Mass media. Culture industry.
  • Technology and globalization. Technology and power.
  • Technological progress and sustainability.
  • Technology and global warming.
  • Technological determinism. Autonomous technology.
  • Sociology of technology. Social construction of technology.
  • Minds and machines. Transhumanism. Posthumanism. Extended mind.
  • Artificial Intelligence. The sciences of the artificial.
  • The knowledge society. Information and communication technologies.
  • Knowledge management and information systems. Business intelligence tools.
  • Open innovation. Distruibuted innovation. User innovation.
  • Sharing economy. Commons. Crowdsourcing. Collective intelligence.
  • Technological and organizational innovations.
  • Technology and busniess administration.
  • Proprietary software. Patents. Intellectual property. Copyright.
  • Open source software. Free software. Open licences. Creative Commons.
  • Open data. Open access. Open archives. Public sector information.
  • Big science. Research infrastructures. Information architecture. Technoscience.
  • Little science. Scientometrics. Scholarly communication.
  • The values of precision. Standardization. Reusability.
  • Cultural industry. Military industry. Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Converging technologies. Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC).
  • Research and Development (R&D) policies and strategies.
  • Start-ups. Spin-offs. University research parks.
  • Business cluster. Smart cities.
  • E-commerce. E-business.
  • Technologies of the future (energy, transport, nanotechnology, genome editing, quantum computing…).
  • E-learning. Blended learning.
  • Assessment and evaluation tools.
  • Gamification in education.
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
  • Online universities. Distance education.
  • Virtual communities. Communities of practice.
  • Digital divide and continuing education. Lifelong learning.
  • Collaborative learning.
  • Multiliteracies. Multimodal literacy.
  • Learning science (physics, chemistry, biology).
  • Learning mathematics. Pedagogy of mathematics.
  • Learning technology. Learning by doing.
  • Learning and natural environment.
  • Extended cognition. Collective intelligence.
  • Technological usability. Human-computer interaction. Interfaces.

2019 Highlighted Theme

When technology is the problem: techno-social innovations to favor social inclusion

Today, social life is such that the realization of simple daily tasks forces us to relate to technological devices. But when the characteristics of these devices do not adapt adequately to our functional needs, the relationship becomes problematic. It is affected by the presence of gaps or barriers, of very different typology depending on the characteristics in conflict.

Reflecting critically and constructively on such barriers offers us numerous advantages. Perhaps the most remarkable is the possibility of implementing the opportune facilitators that lead to the development of more inclusive technologies. At present, however, in addition to information and communication technologies (the familiar ICT), we must incorporate new elements into reflection, such as the robotic devices that are increasingly being introduced in our closest spaces and of coexistence.

Eliminating technological barriers implies innovation processes that may come from particular users, from communities or from the developers themselves, and bring about social innovations, community innovations or simply instrumental innovations. In this sense, innovative ideas such as accessibility and universal design have long been established in the conceptual and practical wealth of users and developers.

The implementation of the appropriate facilitators and innovations also promotes technological appropriation and favors the participation of all people in the social environments to which the technologies give access. Reflecting on technological barriers thus acquires an ethical, social and political character, which implies the ideas of justice, rights and equal opportunities. Consequently, the main objective of critical and reflective knowledge about the technological framework in which we currently operate should not be other than to pave the way towards better, more respectful and inclusive societies for all people.

Registration 2019 Madrid


Allows access to all days of the Congress.

Super Discount Registration
225 EUR

Available until December 20, 2018

Early Registration
250 EUR

Available until March 4, 2019

Standard Registration
275 EUR

Available until June 3, 2019

Final Registration
295 EUR

Available until September 13, 2019



Allows access to only one day of the Congress.

Super Discount Registration
175 EUR

Available until February 4, 2019

Early Registration
195 EUR

Available until April 3, 2019

Standard Registration
225 EUR

Available until July 3, 2019

Final Registration
250 EUR

Available until September 3, 2019



Requires a document that proves the situation. More info here.

Super Discount Registration
150 EUR

Available until February 4, 2019

Early Registration
175 EUR

Available until April 3, 2019

Standard Registration
195 EUR

Available until July 3, 2019

Final Registration
225 EUR

Available until September 3, 2019


Special Rates


Participant who won’t present a paper.

175 EUR

Available until September 3, 2019



Price per person for groups of 5 or more participants. More info here.

250 EUR

Available until September 3, 2019

More info


Discount of 50 EUR in the current “Full Congress” registration fee. 

– 50 EUR

Available until September 3, 2019

More info

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Bank Transfer

Use the information below to make the payment of your registration by bank transfer and send an email to payments@gkacademics.com informing: date of transfer, amount, the title of the Congress and name of the participant. Payment may take 10 to 15 business days to become effective. We will send you a confirmation email upon receipt of your payment.

Account name: Global Knowledge Academics S.L.
Name of the bank: ING Direct
Account number (IBAN): ES04 1465 0200 2819 0067 6282
ABA number: ES04 1465 0200 2819 0067 6282
Bank address: Calle de Costa Rica, 27 (28016 Madrid – Spain)


Any bank transfer made in EUR from outside Spain must include € 20 in addition to the total amount transferred. (This additional cost covers the commission applied by the intermediary banks.) In case the participant does not pay these bank fees, the registration will be incomplete.

Keynote speakers

Dr. Mario Toboso

Prof. Mario Toboso Martín, PhD – Spanish National Research Council CSIC (Spain)

Mario Toboso Martín is Tenured Scientist at the Department of Science, Technology & Society in the Institute of Philosophy of the Spanish National Research Council (Spanish: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC). He got the Degree in Physics at the University of Salamanca, Spain, the PhD at the same university (Department of Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Science) and the Master’s degree in “Design for All and Accessibility to ICT” at the EOI Bussiness School, Madrid. His research topics focus on: Studies on Science, Technology & Society; Disability Studies; Disability in Amartya Sen’s Approach; Studies on Functional Diversity; Accessibility and Inclusive Designs; Social and Community Innovation; Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Time.

Dr. Roberto Feltrero

Prof. Roberto Feltrero, PhD – Instituto Superior de Formación Docente Salomé Ureña (Dominican Republic/ Spain)

Doctor in Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences by the UNED. He is currently a High Qualification Professor at the Salomé Ureña Higher Teacher Training Institute of the Dominican Republic and a collaborating professor at UNED, Spain. His research and publications cover various philosophical and cognitive issues on education and outreach in science and technology and on innovation and the social appropriation of knowledge. With more than fifteen years of experience in distance education, he has given numerous training courses for postgraduate faculty as a specialist in the development of educational innovation activities. He has extensive experience in software design and software applications and is responsible for software development for functional and cultural diversity built into the HELIOX OS operating system (www.proyectoheliox.org).

Congress venue

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the Secretary of State for Universities, Research, Development and Innovation, its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress, and it is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities in order to achieve this aim. CSIC plays an important role in scientific and technological policy since it encompasses an area that takes in everything from basic research to the transfer of knowledge to the productive sector. Its research is driven by its centers and institutes, which are spread across all the autonomous regions, and its more than 15,000 staff, of whom more than 3,000 are staff researchers and the same number again are doctors and scientists who are still training. CSIC has 6% of all the staff dedicated to Research and Development in Spain, and they generate approximately 20% of all scientific production in the country. It also manages a range of important facilities; the most complete and extensive network of specialist libraries, and also has joint research units.



The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Human and Social Sciences Center (CCHS)
Calle Albasanz, 26-28
28037 Madrid, Spain

Getting there

Metro: Station “Suanzes” (line 5)

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