S.NET is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry on developments in a broad range of new and emerging fields, including, but not limited to, nanoscale science and engineering, biotechnology, synthetic biology, cognitive science and geo-engineering. Annual meetings alternate between the U.S. and Europe, with the past four held at the University of Washington, Darmstadt (Germany), Arizona State University, and the University of Twente (Netherlands).
Our theme for the 2013 meeting is Innovation, Responsibility, and Sustainable Development. Boston is a literal hub for innovation, and the theme fits in well with the region's traditions and current strengths in a wide range of technologies. At this point we are open to all suggestions, ranging from standard papers, presentation, and posters to ideas for concurrent workshops, plenary sessions, and special roundtables. For those interested in know what types of topics have been addressed in past meetings, see the 2012 program at http://www.utwente.nl/igs/conference/2012_snet_conference/Preliminary%20programme.doc/