Call for Abstracts: TATuP-Special topic “Assessing the (de)construction of technological hypes”, deadline 03 February 2023

Call for Abstracts: “Assessing the (de)construction of technological hypes”
TATuP-Special topic in Volume 31, Issue 3 (2023)

Guest editors of this TATuP Special topic

  • Jascha Bareis: Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of
    Technology (KIT) & Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Germany;

  • Maximilian Roßmann: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS), Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands;
  • Frédérique Bordignon:  Ecole des Ponts ParisTech & Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés (LISIS) lab, France


  • Send your abstract by email to by 03 February 2023;
  • length of the abstract: max. 1.5 pages;
  • please state full names, email addresses and institutional affiliations of all co-authors of the abstract;
  • the editorial office will correspond with the author submitting the abstract.



  • 03 February 2023 Deadline for submitting your abstract.
  • February 2023 Decision on inviting authors to submit a full manuscript (28.000 characters over the whole document including spaces).
  • June 2023 Deadline for submitting your full manuscript, followed by a double non-blind review process.
  • July 2023 Feedback from the reviewers, followed by authors’ revisions.
  • September 2023 Feedback on revisions.
  • October 2023 End of revision period.
  • December 2023 Publication (print and online).


TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice is peer reviewed and diamond open access, both online and in print. The journal sections with different article types cover the interdisciplinary field of technology assessment (TA). Its scope includes scientific research and practical as well as problem oriented findings from the interstices between technological innovation, social change and policy advice. Neighboring and overlapping fields of research are, inter alia, systems analysis, risk assessment, practical ethics, sustainability and innovation studies, science and technology studies or foresight. TATuP aims at creating public outreach by addressing research findings and policy recommendations also to transdisciplinary stakeholders. The concise form of peer-reviewed articles as well as the journal’s open access policy, web design, and print layout are fitted to this purpose.

This TATuP Special topic will collect research articles discussing ‘hypes’ and ‘overpromising’, extending from false claims to inappropriate exaggerations, whether intentional or not. The aim is to support a deeper understanding of hyping language and practices and its underlying dynamics and mechanisms. Hype shall be transformed from a buzzword to a reflected and applicable working concept for different fields and constellations of technology assessment (TA).


More information can be found here.