Workshop on ‘Community and Identity in Contemporary Techno-Sciences’: February 16-18, 2017, Vienna, Austria. Oral presentation Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg (together with Ulrike Felt and Simone Schumann): "Playing the Nano Game: The (Identity) Politics and Ethics of Doing Nanoscience"



S.Net Conference: October 11-14, 1016, Bergen, Norway - 8th Conference of the Society for the Study of New and Emerging Technologies: The Co-Production of Emerging Bodies, Politics and Technologies. Oral presentation. Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg: "The politics of nano labeling: Public imagination meets regulatory reality"

4S/EASST Conference: August 28 - September 3, 2016, Barcelona, Spain - Joint Conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science & the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology: Science and Technology by Other Means: Exploring Collectives, Spaces and Futures. Session: "Framing of emerging technologies as strategic device." Oral presentation. Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg: "Nanotechnology is like...Analogy as framing device in public engagement"

3rd ISA Forum of Sociology: July 10-14, 2016, Vienna, Austria - The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World. Session: "Challenges and Opportunities of Nanotechnology and Other Technological Advances for the Health and Environment." Oral presentation. Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg: "Imagining nanotechnology in public engagement: The power of analogies"

Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg has been invited as an expert to the Workshop Series "Development of RRI Training Programmes for Higher Education Institutions" as part of the EU project HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research and Innovation), June & September 2016

National consultation on the implications of nanomaterials for human health and environment (January 27-28. Montreal, Canada) - Nanomaterials Workshop organised by Pollution Probe and the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED).

  • Invited talk. A. Praetorius: "Nano-Regulation in the EU - a brief overview"
  • Invited talk. F. von der Kammer: "Exposure assessment in real world: where is the nano, how much and what?"



Duke University (November 18, 2015. Durham, USA) - CEINT: Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology. Invited seminar talk. T. Hofmann: "Water Works, Contaminants and Nanotechnology: Threats and Solutions."

2015 SNO Conference (November 8-10, 2015. Portland, USA) - Sustainable Nanotechnology Organisation, Theme: Sustainable Nanotechnology Systems. Oral presentation. A. Praetorius et al.: "What do we need to create good models for the development of sustainable nanotechnology?"

ICCE 2015 (September 20-24, 2015. Leipzig, Germany) - 15th EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment. Oral presentation. A. Praetorius et al.: "Detection of engineered cerium oxide nanoparticles in soils using single particle ICP-TOF-MS."

Flash-Talks of the Environmental Sciences Research Network (June 10, 2015, University of Vienna, Austria). Poster presentation introducing the Nano-Norms-Nature research platform (download pdf).

GRC Environmental Nanotechnology (June 21-26, 2015. Mount Snow, West Dover, USA) - Gordon Research Conference Environmental Nanotechnology. Invited oral presentation. A. Praetorius: "The attachment of nanomaterials to environmental surfaces cannot be described by equilibrium partitioning concepts."

Wasser 2015 (May 11-13, 2015. Schwerin, Germany) - Yearly conference of the German Waterchemical Society (Wasserchemische Gesellschaft - Fachgruppe in der GDCh). Oral presentation. A. Praetorius et al.: "The improper use of equilibrium partition coefficients as fate descriptors for engineered nanoparticles." (download pdf)

SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting (May 3-7, 2015. Barcelona, Spain). Oral presentation. A. Praetorius et al.: "Detection of engineered cerium oxide nanoparticles in soil extracts."