Extended – ISSST2014 Abstracts due 3 Jan

Several authors have requested more time to prepare and submit their abstracts to the ISSST2014 and as a result, the due date has been extended to 3 Jan. For those abstracts that have been uploaded already, reviews will begin immediately.  Nonetheless, those authors may choose to edit, or revise and resubmit abstracts already in the…

Unchanging Peer Review?

Academia.edu, which bills itself as a “Facebook for academics”, recently bought another privately held company called Plasmyd.  Evidently, the impetus for the purchase was to gain expertise in the application of digital and social networking to improve peer review. There is no doubt that the current system of peer review is on the threshold of…

Science 2.0 – Whither our upgrade?

Way back in 2008, Ben Shneiderman published an article in Science titled “Science 2.0” in which he argued: Science 1.0 heroes such as Galileo, Newton, and Einstein produced key equations that describe the relationships among gravity, electricity, magnetism, and light. By contrast, Science 2.0 leaders are studying trust, empathy, responsibility, and privacy. In his view,…

Keeping Track of Your Paper(s)

Those authors that are submitting papers, extended abstracts (or even posters!) for publications in the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies, 18-21 May 2013 (ISSST2013) can find their papers under the ‘Proceedings‘ tab, above. But what I never explained clearly is how those authors can follow the comments and discussion on…

ISSST Proceedings

We are in  the final steps of the ISSST conference proceeding process! Great news – we have extended the final version paper deadline to June 28, 2013. If you haven’t already, please check out the Proceedings page to read articles from the conference and comment on them.

A Collaborative, On-line Innovation Network (COIN) in Healthcare Sustainability (HCS).

COIN: “[A] cyberteam of self-motivated people with a collective vision, enabled by the Web to collaborate in achieving a common goal by sharing ideas, information, and work.” (Gloor, 2006). The current model of the scholarly society is rooted in the 15th century invention of the printing press.  A 21st century mode of scholarship should be…