Science of Team Science 2019 Conference

Science of Team Science 2019 Conference
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:00am to Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:00am

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS                                                      

The SciTS 2019 Program Committee welcomes your abstract submissions for workshops, oral papers, panel presentations, and research posters. Please note the earlier submission deadline! The submission period is from September 15, 2018 to January 15, 2019. All abstract submissions should use the Abstract Template format and be submitted as a PDF via our Abstract Submission Form.

KEY DATES                                                       

  • Abstracts due: January 15, 2019 at 11:59pm EST (Eastern Standard Time).
  • Presenter notification: February 15, 2019

PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS                                                           

  • Presenting authors are responsible for registration, travel, and hotel costs.
  • Any presenter who is unable to attend should arrange for another qualified individual to present the paper/poster in question. If such a change is necessary, please notify our conference team.


SciTS 2019 TOPICS                                                                   

Presentations may focus on any topic related to the Science of Team Science. These include, but are not limited to:       

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Big Data
  • Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing
  • Collaborative Readiness and Antecedents
  • Communication
  • Data Visualization
  • Distributed/Virtual Teams
  • Diversity on Teams (e.g., cultural, gender, discipline)
  • Disciplinary Diversity on Teams
  • Educational and Teaching Team Science Principles
  • Environmental Influences on Teams (e.g., organizational factors, physical environment)
  • Evaluation of Team Processes & Outcomes
  • Funding Strategies
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Institutional Policies
  • Leadership for Effective Team Science
  • Learning & Knowledge Networks
  • Inter/Transdisciplinary Approaches
  • Methods for Science of Team Science Research
  • Multi-level/Systems Approaches
  • Multi-team Systems
  • Networks
  • Open Science
  • Organization/Management Factors
  • Philosophical Approaches
  • Promoting Team Science Values and Awareness
  • Research Networking
  • Sociotechnical Systems
  • Studies of Cross-Cultural and International Science Teams
  • Team Assembly
  • Team Composition
  • Team Dynamics
  • Team Macro-cognition
  • Team Science in the Clinical Translational Science Institutes (CTSI)
  • Team Types/Typology
  • Theoretical Approaches
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Transdisciplinary Teams
  • Translational Science Teams

SUBMISSION OPTIONS                                                 

Individual Presentation                                                           

Oral Presentation                                                                    

Oral papers provide authors the opportunity to present original work related to conference topics.       

  • Oral papers will have 15-minute time slots and be clustered by theme into sessions. Each session will include three individual presentations and time for questions from the audience.
  • Extended abstract: Submissions should utilize the Abstract Template. Papers submitted in this category may represent original empirical research, theoretical development, reviews, or critiques. The word limit for oral paper abstracts is 500 words.

Research Posters                                                                     

Our 90-minute poster session provides an interactive forum for authors to discuss their work.

  • Submissions may represent original empirical research, theoretical development, or reviews.
  • Poster submissions should use the Abstract Template format -- note that the word limit for posters is 200 words.
  • All individual submissions will be considered for poster presentation if not accepted for their original submission type.

Panel Presentation                                                                  

Panel presentations provide authors the option to organize a panel comprising three related presentations.                                                      

  • Panel presentation sessions will be 90 minutes long, with 45 minutes for the presentation and 45 minutes for discussion.
  • A panel presentation abstract should use the Abstract Template format and must include an abstract summarizing the overall theme of the panel, as well as individual abstracts for each presentation included in the panel. The combined word limit for these abstracts is 1000 words.
  • Panel presentation abstracts that bring together experts for interactive discussion should describe questions that will be addressed by the panel, list any underlying issues to be discussed, and include bios for each of the panelists.



The SciTS Program Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct Special Interest Workshops and Seminars. Workshops and seminars will be 3 hours in length. All topics relevant to the application of Science of Team Science approaches are welcomed, specifically with respect to training sessions that will equip SciTS investigators with tools and technical skills for data collection, analysis, or presentation in their research areas. Workshop or seminar proposals that incorporate a variety of instructional approaches (e.g., lecture, interactive discussion, hands-on exercises) and materials (e.g., slides, handouts, sample data) are strongly encouraged. We encourage workshops or seminars with a focus on methodologies including systems approaches to the field of SciTS as well as methodologies for conducting evaluation and understanding team dynamics. Furthermore, we welcome workshops and seminars that provide practical guidance for conducting and managing team science in a variety of contexts and settings, and workshops with a focus on developing team science educational and training resources.

Proposals should be limited to 1000 words (not including biographical sketches) and include the following information:

  • Proposed title and organizers (names, affiliations, email; identify one primary contact person)
  • Description of workshop: objectives (at least 3), goals, and expected outcomes
  • Statement regarding how the workshop can benefit SciTS attendees
  • Description of target audience and estimated number of participants (minimum and maximum)
  • Proposed workshop format, activities, and schedule
  • Any special A/V needs
  • Short biographical sketch for each presenter, describing relevant experience and qualifications (not included in page limit)

ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION NOTES:                                            

The selection committee reserves the right to propose alternative presentation formats.

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:                                    

Deborah DiazGranados, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University,

Stephanie E. Vasko, PhD, Michigan State University,


2019 AWARDS:

We want to acknowledge YOU – the diverse scholars, practitioners, writers, researchers, scientists, artists, and funders as well as thinkers and makers who make science of team science a thriving community. The goal of the 2019 SciTS conference awards is to acknowledge outstanding work from all corners of our growing field.

Community Award for Outstanding Poster

The community of conference attendees for the 2019 conference hosted by Michigan State University will vote for 4 outstanding poster awards in the following categories

  • Early/Emerging Career, practice or applied research
  • Early/Emerging Career, theoretical or basic research
  • Established Career, practice or applied research contribution
  • Established Career, theoretical or basic research contribution

To be eligible for this award, you must indicate on your proposal submission that you wish to be included in the competition. Attendees will vote during the poster session to determine the poster awards.

Outstanding Presentation

The ability to communicate our work to others is an essential part of the science of team science field across roles and career stages. To be eligible for this award, you must indicate on your proposal submission that you wish to be included in this competition. SciTS Abstract Reviewers will nominate pertinent abstracts, and the SciTS Planning Committee will judge them based on originality, significance, and ability to successfully communicate ideas in an engaging way.

  • Early/Emerging Career, practice or applied research
  • Early/Emerging Career, theoretical or basic research
  • Established Career, practice or applied research contribution
  • Established Career, theoretical or basic research contribution                                                                                                                           

Award Chair:

Anne Marino, Senior Program Director, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative,


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