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Only 5 days left: Please submit your abstracts for the 2019 SciTS conference today!

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Please submit an abstract for a workshop, oral presentation, panel, or
poster for the 2019 Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference scheduled
May 20-23, 2019 in Lansing, Michigan. The submission deadline of Jan. 15,
2019 is fast approaching and early submissions are welcome.

Presenters in any category may have their abstracts considered for the
Award for Outstanding Poster or Presentation, so be sure to make a
pertinent selection when submitting your abstract.



• Presenting authors are responsible for registration, travel, and hotel

• 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.


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
- Collaboration Readiness and Antecedents
- Communication
- Data Visualization
- Distributed/Virtual Teams
- Diversity on Teams (e.g., cultural, gender, discipline, field)
- Education and Training in Team Science
- 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
- Promotion of 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


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
time for questions from the audience.
- Extended abstract: Submissions should utilize the Abstract Template.
Proposals submitted in this category may represent original empirical
research, theoretical development, reviews, or critiques. The word limit
for abstracts of oral presentations 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, noting 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 sessions will be 90 minutes long, with 45 minutes for
presentations and 45 minutes for discussion.
- A panel presentation abstract should use the Abstract Template format
and must include an abstract summarizing the overall theme, as well as
individual abstracts for each presentation included in the panel. The
combined word limit for these abstracts is 1,000 words.
- Panel presentation abstracts that bring together experts for
interactive discussion should describe questions the panel will address
list any underlying matters to be discussed, and include bios for each


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 application of Science of
Team Science approaches are welcome, including training sessions that will
equip SciTS investigators with tools and technical skills for data
collection, analysis, or presentation in their research areas. We strongly
encourage 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). We also
invite 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,
as well workshops with a focus on developing resources for team science
education and training.

Proposals should be limited to 1,000 words (not including biographical
sketches) and include the following information:

- Proposed title and organizers (all names, affiliations, email; one
primary contact person)
- Description of workshop: objectives (at least three), 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)


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


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

• Presenter notification: February 15, 2019


Deborah DiazGranados, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University,

Stephanie E. Vasko, PhD, Michigan State University,

2019 AWARDS:

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

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 the proposal submission
that you wish to be included in the competition. Attendees will vote during
the poster session to determine 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 as well, you must indicate on the 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

Andi Hess

Director | Interdisciplinary Translation and Integration Sciences Initiative

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