NSF Travel Form

For those who received a NSF award, please fill out the travel form linked below to complete the reimbursement process. Please download the PDF rather than attempt to view in your browser. It will not show up in your browser. After completing the reimbursement form, please mail to: Vikas Khanna, 742 Benedum Hall, 3700 O’Hara Street, Department of Civil…

Visit the Exploratorium in San Francisco with ISSST2014

“The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. For more than forty years, we’ve built creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.” A field trip option has been added to the agenda for the afternoon of Wednesday…

#ISSST2014 4Space Workshop: Brainstorming! (Xanthe Matychak)

Sustainability requires working with stakeholders from an array of disciplines and backgrounds to explore and address complex problems. To do this successfully, we need tools to help us work across disciplines with empathy and agility. In this workshop, participants will learn about and practice tools for brainstorming and assessing ideas inspired by the program at…

Agile Sessions at #ISSST2014

from Alan Bush: You may have heard mention of an Unconference or Open Space facilitation format coming to ISSST, and we’re going to do something similar. It’s a little Archimedes meets Dr. Strangelove. Stay with me, here. We all have had this moment at ISSST: you go to a session, have a conversation over coffee…

The potential for arts to facilitate innovation, literacy and participatory democracy.

Click here for the entire article The arts are an integral part of our humanity and much of the value they offer us is challenging to articulate, it’s often emotional or experiential and our language is ill-equipped to deal with its complexity. It being difficult, we often ignore much of the intrinsic value of the…

Maker Workshop at ISSST – design products for the 21st century!

“The time for mass producing average products for average people is coming to an end.” – Seth Godin There are huge changes happening in the electronic products industry. The investment-capital required for designing, manufacturing, and distributing products has dropped to the floor. End-users are getting smarter and more tech savvy. Thus, industry is faced with…

Instructions for Authors

Instructions for authors attending ISSST2014 has been posted here. You will find information on your accepted paper(s), including the template to follow, links to necessary websites for uploading your paper, information on peer reviewing and the structure for commenting and revising papers, and a timeline for all these activities. Please refer to the link above…

Prelim Program for #ISSST2014

The ISSST2014 Preliminary Program is posted as a downloadable Excel file. If you see your name as a session Chair, it’s because we think you’d be terrific and we’d like to invite you to accept a leadership role.  But not all sessions have Chairs yet!  If you’d like to volunteer, let us know. Please inspect…

Check out the new ‘Students’ page!

New information for students attending ISSST2014 is available! Click this link for more information! Information on the student poster and paper competition is available, as well as information on student events during ISSST2014. This page will be updated as more information is finalized about events during ISSST.

Announcing 4Space: A Place for ISSST Experimentation

Every year the Program Committee gets abstracts, workshop proposals, and new ideas from ISSST participants that don’t match the time-tested model of paper and poster presentations.  For example, we’ve done panel discussions, workshops, real-time online linkups with concurrent conferences, spontaneous presentation sessions, and impromptu work sessions.  We even have a proposal for an UNconference. One…