Speed Talk Sessions

Each Speed Talk Session durates usually 60 minutes. Live short presentations of 5 minutes (max.) are followed by 20 minutes of breakout discussion in separate online rooms. Unless announced otherwise, the last presenter in the program will chair the session. There will be a technical host/moderator and time-keeper for each session provided by the local organizing team.

Note: You can use screensharing for the presentation (no need to upload your slides beforehand).

Conference schedule

If you can’t find your speed talk submission in the IST2020 schedule (please use the search button!) or in case you encounter difficulties with the tentative time slot, please contact us immediately at ist2020@ait.ac.at. Please note: all times are CEST (local time in Austria). You can also download the full schedule with all sessions as pdf here.


Wednesday, 19th Aug 2020

9:00-10:00 Parallel sessions (speed talks):

T1 Governance T2 Understanding Transitions T3 Power & Agency T4 Civil Society T6 Transitions in Practice T7 Geography of Transitions T9 Methodologies
  Technology and nature     Just energy transitions Geography and social innovation  
ST 137 The evolution of social problem-solving R&D program in Korea (Hong-Tak Lim) ST 375 Exploring the potential of artificial intelligence in accelerating sustainability transitions (Zhen Yu) ST 37 Theorising individual agency within sociotechnical sustainability transitions frames (Paul Upham, Rita Klapper, Eva Kašperová and Paula Bögel) ST 459 Rethinking Schnitzel – Does a value shift in Austria’s society induce the sustainable protein transition? (Laura Hundscheid, Tobias Stern and Maria Wurzinger) ST 561 Fostering energy transition in resource-strapped communities: a case-study from central Portugal on the re-conversion of the charcoal industry (Alexandra Bussler and Joao Mourato) ST 468 The Geography of Social Innovation Ecosystems: Explaining the genesis of social innovation with the help of spatial and relational proximity dimensions (Kristin Reiß) ST 301 Developing an evaluation design for assessing long-term (20-year-plus) effects of sustainability-oriented system innovation programs (Anne Loeber and Barbara van Mierlo)
ST 262 China’s race for global leadership in new electric vehicle power battery sector: the co-evolution of policy mixes and socio-technical systems (Huiwen Gong) ST 176 Decarbonising the Human – A posthumanist epistemic critique and more-than-human ethics for low-carbon transitions (Lena Schlegel) ST 41 Political Leadership in Urban Governance: a determinant factor for transformative innovation? (Dalilah Pichler) ST 541 Social movements and their acts of civil disobedience in a comparative perspective (Patrick Scherhaufer and Aron Buzogány) ST 535 Lithium for Water: The dark side of the white gold (Cristián Flores) ST 349 Mapping the diverse roles of the city in shaping the conditions for social innovation in energy transitions – first empirical insights (Maria Stadler and Heike Brugger) ST 221 Review and assessment of existing policies that support or hinder a city’s transformation into a sustainable living environment modeled on a bio-principled city (Christin Boldt)
ST 450 Anticipatory governance of automated driving: a question of directionality and timing? (Jens Schippl) ST 286 Ecological Principles and Unit Size of Governance for Sustainability Transition (Amar Nayak) ST 336 Towards Net-Zero – Exploring Fracking and BECCS Discourses in the UK: A Comparative Case Study (Karolina Trdlicova) ST 331 Sociotechnical imaginaries of solar PV collectives in Switzerland (Léon F. Hirt, Evelina Trutnevyte and Marlyne Sahakian)
ST 322: Solar home system prices are not what they seem: A cautionary tale for transition in practice! (Rafia Zaman and Oscar van Vliet)
ST 316 Energy transition assessment: Exploring and understanding socio-technical implications of the energy transition (Michael Ornetzeder)
ST 439 Facilitating participatory governance in rural mountainous communities via transdisciplinary teaching and research: case studies from the Caucasus Region (Tamara Mitrofanenko, Lela Khartishvili, Tigran Karyan and Andreas Muhar) ST 168 Nature’s guiding principles as inspirational framework for Future Food Systems (Frederike Praasterink) ST 560 Learnings from using the bridging methodology for an action research doctoral project with grassroots groups (Megan Sharkey)
ST 300 Transforming collaboration networks to support systemic innovation in mountain areas (Victor Blanco, Tobias Luthe and Adrienne Gret-Regamey)
ST 160 Policy coherence in the SDGs – but how? The quest for an assessment approach for SDG interactions on a policy level (Sophia-Marie Horvath, Maximilian Muhr and Georg Gratzer)
ST 513: Intermediaries and frontrunners for change. Local actors accelerating the transition in the Belgian water sector (Catalina Dobre)  


17:00-18:30 Parallel sessions (Global South session/speed talks):

T1 Governance T1 Governance/T6 Transitions in Practice T3 Power & Agency T5 Organizations and Industries T7 Geography of Transitions T1 Governance T2 Understanding Transitions
Global South Urban transition/Actors and rationalities Energy and climate change Energy and industry Scales and place-basedness Policy Water infrastructure
Dialogue session Paper session ST 440 The nexus between climate change mitigation and development in Laos (Sonja Bauernschuster) Paper session ST 532 Subaltern and Uneven Geographies of the transition (Cristián Flores) Paper session Paper session
    ST 390 Afghanistan’s Energy Sociotechnical Imaginaries: alternative visions in a conflict zone (Abdullah Fahimi, Paul Upham and Sybille Münch)   ST 553 Distributed Agency across Spaces, Places and Scales in the Chilean Organic Food-System Transition (Maria Contesse, Laurens Klerkx and Jessica Duncan)    
    ST 260 Assessing the role of informality in urban water transformations in India (Neha Mungekar, Katharina Hölscher and Derk Loorbach)   ST 543 A place-based approach to circular bioeconomy applied to the Kenyan dairy industry (Simon Bolwig, Tanner Anne Nygaard, Catherine Kilelu, Caroline Bosire and Bockline Bebe)    
    ST 294 Decoding social influences on end-use energy consumption: A study of Ahmedabad households (Anjali Ramakrishnan and Felix Creutzig)  

18:45-20:00 Parallel sessions (speed talks/dialogue session):

T2 Understanding Transitions
T5 Organizations and Industries/T3 Power & Agency T6 Transitions in Practice T7 Geography of Transitions T8 Ethical Aspects T9 Methodologies
          Just energy transitions  
Dialogue session
ST 566 How to integrate the business models perspective from the firm level to the socio-technical system? An analysis of sustainable urban mobility scenario from empirical evidences from Brazil and China (João Valsecchi Ribeiro de Souza, Adriana Marotti de Mello and Roberto Marx) Dialogue session ST 276 Understanding the Geography of Low-Carbon Transitions in Canadian Municipalities: Insights from the Prairies (Neelakshi Joshi and Sandeep Agrawal) Paper session ST 587 Articulation between the socio-technical transitions and innovation systems. An analysis from the agent-based modeling (Karen Cristina Hormecheas Tapia, Walter Lugo Ruiz Castañeda and María Luisa Villalba Morales)
ST 398 Beware the value gap: a co-evolutionary perspective of innovation in energy services business models and value distribution (Ralitsa Hiteva and Tim Foxon)   ST 236 A systems framework to examine policies that address sustainability challenges due to agricultural practices in north India (Poushali Maji and Noelle Selin)
  ST 412: Adsideo Project: Room for reflexivity and governance spaces toward sustainability transitions in the agro-food system. First insights about linking experiences between Valdivia (Chile) and Valencia (Spain) (Sergio Segura-Calero, Jordi Peris-Blanes, Guillermo Palau-Salvador, Nancy Sarabia, Pablo Aránguiz and Sergio Belda-Miquel)
    ST 592 Diffusion barriers of sustainable space-cooling in the Viennese residential building sector – the real estate developer firm’s perspective (Therese Guttmann)
  ST 178 Leveraging regenerative building design and identity formation to systemically guide mountain community transitions towards resiliency (Tobias Luthe and Haley Fitzpatrick)
  ST 40 Economic outcomes of innovations in carbon capture and utilisation: A fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (Henriette Naims and Elisabeth Eppinger) 
    ST 132 Using collective leadership scholarship to inform sustainability transitions research (Katherine Knuth)

Friday, 21st Aug 2020

9:00-10:00 Parallel sessions (speed talks):

T1 Governance T1 Governance T2 Understanding Transitions T3 Power & Agency T5 Organizations and Industries T7 Geography of Transitions T9 Methodologies
System transformation Mobility   Energy and environment      
ST 579 Degrowth Transitions: Planning and assessing strategic action through a multi-level perspective (Ines Cosme, Rui Santos and Paula Antunes) ST 478 The EU’s Multispatial Metagovernance of Urban Mobility – Making Systemic Change Happen? (Mathias Krams) ST 442 Decoding China’s technological innovation system: a two-dimensional framework (Ping Huang and Kelly Gallagher) ST 581 Politics, power and agency towards just transitions in the Rural World (Claus Seibt) ST 129 Green transitions in sustainable tourism in Margaret River Region (WA, Australia) (David Flood) Dialogue session ST 183 Spatial-relational proximities and the attractiveness of Community Supported Agriculture in Austria, Japan and Norway (Christina Gugerell)
ST 311 Guiding principles for transformative governance: Case Finland (Annukka Berg and Hanna Salo) ST 315 Routines and Infrastructures: Discussing Crucial Points for Urban Mobility Transitions from a Practice Theory Perspective (Matthias Leger)
ST 374 The multiplicity behind governing the socio-technical transition in cities: A comparative analysis of clean energy and solid waste management innovations (Mahesti Okitasari, Tarek Katramiz and Md. Sujahangir Kabir Sarkar)
ST 582 The Emerging Politics of Climate Action at the Local Level: The Case of Portugal (Joao Mourato, Alexandra Bussler and Fronika de Wit) ST 569 Wind farm developers: a typology of acceptability (Tom Cronin, Julia Kirch Kirkegaard and Cris Pons-Seres de Brauwer)   ST 243 Willingness to pay for community supported agriculture: A choice experiment for CSA participants in Japan (Takeshi Sato, Daichi Toriyama, Christina Gugerell, Marianne Penker, Christine Hvitsand and Nobuhiro Suzuki)
ST 226 Dimensions of systems and transformation: Towards an integrated framework for system transformations (Katharina Schiller, Edgar Salas Gironés, Jonathan Köhler, Sven Wydra and Jakob Edler) ST 101 The Mobility Transition from Below – New Forms of Citizen Participation in the Field of Sustainable Urban Mobility (Berenike Feldhoff) ST 364 Indian Iron and Steel Industry Transitions: 1990-2030 (Saritha Vishwanathan)
ST 71 Ecosystems for Co-Creation in Responsible Research and Innovation (Eva Wascher, Jens Maylandt, Jennifer Eckhardt and Christoph Kaletka)
ST 177 Competition between alternative drives: introducing socio-political factors to the study of multi-technology interaction (Aline Scherrer)   ST 143 Taking the lead or following norms? Examining engagement in everyday sustainability in Swedish housing associations through a norm-critical lens (Pernilla Hagbert)
ST 192: Informal regime maintenance: exploring strategies of Indonesia’s informal motorbike taxi in the face of the digital innovation (Suci Lestari Yuana, Frans Sengers, Wouter Boon, Maarten Hajer and Rob Raven)
ST 431: Linking sustainability transitions and economy-wide structural change: The role of vertical inter-sectoral dynamics (Allan Andersen, Tuukka Mäkitie, Iris Wanzenböck and Markus Steen)

ST 481 Incumbents’ role in transitions: Perspectives from the corporate sustainability and sustainability transitions literature (Taran Thune, Birthe Soppe and Tuukka Mäkitie)   ST 185 The relation between learning and sustainability niche formation: An exploratory multiple case study (Jorge Gustavo Rodriguez Aboytes and Matthias Barth)
 ST 488 Comparing Frameworks to understand the Governance of Sustainable Consumption Practices (Niko Schäpke and Jörgen Larsson)  
      ST 570 Understanding the ethical considerations of using initiative based learning with non-state actors (Megan Sharkey)

13:45-14:45 Parallel sessions (speed talks):

T1 Governance T1 Governance T3 Power & Agency T5 Organizations and Industries T5 Organizations and Industries T6 Transitions in Practice T8 Ethical Aspects T9 Methodologies
  Energy   Food system Politics and economy Labs and visions for transitions Policies for just transitions Research perspectives
Dialogue session ST 8 Distributional trade-offs between regionally equitable and cost-efficient allocation of renewable electricity generation (Evelina Trutnevyte and Jan-Philipp Sasse) Dialogue session ST 528 Food-Water-Energy Nexus in Vienna – Feeding and greening the city (Barbara Smetschka and Lisa Kaufmann) TS 106 Promoting the Circular Economy through Ideological Steering (Erkki-Jussi Nylén) ST 31 Living Labs in the Global South: Experiences, surprises, insights from workshops on the Food-Water and Energy Nexus in India and Jordan (Ines Omann and Karin Kueblboeck)
ST 74 How to govern just food system transition? Combining lessons from food justice, transition management and deliberative policy analysis (Suvi Huttunen and Minna Kaljonen) paper session
  ST 355 Local governance and energy conservation: Exploring Japanese experiences after Fukushima (Robert Lindner)   ST 499 On invisible transdisciplinary work: Developing tools for coordinating systems innovations in-the-making for a sustainable agro-food system (Bettina König, Anett Kuntosch, Martina Schäfer, Tamara Schaal, Beate Richter, Sven Lundie, Lukas Wortmann, Nico Heitepriem and Ute Günster) ST 97 Mobilizing the capacities to support transition to urban low-carbon construction: Case of using wood in Finland and Sweden (Anne Toppinen, Heini Vihemäki and Ritva Toivonen) ST 340 How to design Urban Living labs for inclusive knowledge co-creation? (Pia Laborgne, Joanna Suchomska, Krzysztof Ślebioda, Jochen Wendel, Monika Heyder and Iuliana Nichersu)
ST 359 How do Qatar’s policies on urban sustainability support inclusive and empowering transitions? (Omar Abdelsattar)  
  ST 30 Security in the era of energy transition (Paula Kivimaa, Marie Claire Brisbois, Emma Hakala, Dhanasree Jayaram and Marco Siddi)   ST 492 The meat of the matter: how vegetarian and non-vegetarian butchers are shaping the Dutch market for meat substitutes (Marjolein Hoogstraaten, Wouter Boon and Koen Frenken) ST 554 Managerial Mental Models in the Bioeconomy Transition (Joana Wensing, Débora Moretti, Steven Gray and Stefanie Bröring) ST 409 Future council (‘Zukunftsrat’) Carnuntum – a pilot project to self-empower regional actors for regional sustainability transitions (Verena Radinger-Peer, Katharina Gugerell, Elisabeth Schauppenlehner-Kloyber and Marianne Penker)
  ST 407: Rural energy transition in-the-making: Assessing impact of market structure on solar home system diffusion (Rafia Zaman and Stefan Borsky)   ST 164 Reconfigurative potential of plant-based meat and milk alternatives in the
Finnish food system (Annika Lonkila, Minna Kaljonen and Anu Lähteenmäki-Uutela)
ST 482 Enabling (system) change in localised micro-regimes: managing transition barriers and opportunities for change in Swiss local waste management systems (Anton Sentic) ST 524: Making Visions for Sustainability Transitions: overview of methods and cases (Jaco Quist)
  ST 514 The role of hydrogen in the energy transition: Complementing renewables or stabilizing fossil fuels? (Dierk Bauknecht and Christoph Heinemann)   ST 370 Voluntary and collaborative measures in regime transformation (Henna Sundqvist-Andberg and Maria Åkerman)
ST 333: Shifting corporate logics in the light of sustainability transitions: exploring the mediating role of place in enterprise networks in Germany and the Netherlands (Verena Hermelingmeier and Timo von Wirth)