Call for Papers - Open Communication of Methods, Data, and Results in sustainability science

Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations in the “Open Communication of Methods, Data, and Results” track during the 2019 International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST), June 25-28 in Portland, Oregon, USA. As sustainability science moves toward influencing public policy and private decision-making, it becomes urgently necessary both to communicate results and to provide supporting information that will allow scholars to review, critique, and build on the work. Three core elements of open dissemination of scientific work are:
  1. Transparency (the ability to see and review study methods and results)
  2. Reproducibility (the ability of an independent author to replicate the result)
  3. Reusability (the ability of an independent author to craft a new study using the work of the prior study)
ISSST seeks submissions surrounding the pursuit of open science. Topics of special interest include:
  • Detailed descriptions of research methods in sustainability science
  • Scientific Workflows (or pathways from idea to data to result)
  • Result validation, verification, and reproduction
  • Influences of decisions or subjective preferences on results
  • Open source systems for performing sustainability assessments
  • Techniques for interactive visualization and exploration of results
Interested authors are encouraged to submit abstracts of 500 words for papers, posters, or special sessions consistent with these objectives. Inspiration may be found in some of the following articles:

ISSST2019 Open Communication of Methods, Data, and Results Theme Chair:
Brandon Kuczenski, University of California, Santa Barbara

For more information about ISSST 2019 and other special themes, visit our website.

Submission Instructions:
To submit an abstract, please visit and either create a new account or use your prior (ISSST 2018) login information.  

Abstracts should be about 500 words and will be reviewed relative to four criteria:
  1. Technical Quality
  2. Importance / Significance
  3. Novelty and Originality
  4. Thematic Relevance  
For full consideration, submit abstracts by Feb 6, 2019