Call for Workshop Submissions

The SciTS 2019 Program Committee welcomes your abstract submissions for workshops, oral papers, panel presentations, and research posters. Due to the continued shutdown of the federal government, the request for abstracts has been extended for everyone through January 21.  After January 21, special consideration will be given ONLY to federal employees and contractors. Don’t miss your chance to submit an abstract for a workshop, oral paper, panel or research poster for the Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference set for May 20-23, 2019 in Lansing Michigan. All abstract submissions should use the submission form. All abstract submissions should use the submission form.

KEY DATES                                                                         

Abstracts due: January 21, 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


Workshops provide presenters  the opportunity to present original work related to conference topics.  The SciTS Program Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct Special Interest Workshops and Seminars.  Workshops/Sessions 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/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/community
  • 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, [email protected]

Stephanie E. Vasko, PhD, Michigan State University, [email protected]

To submit go to: