SciTS Conference 2012


Research Poster Session & Abstract Submission


The Third Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference will be held April 16-19, 2012 in Chicago, IL. The SciTS Conference an international, multi-agency forum dedicated to the empirical field of the science of team science, bringing together thought leaders from a broad range of disciplines, including: translational research, evaluation, communications, social and behavioral sciences, complex systems, technology, and management. The SciTS Conference serves as a point of convergence for team science practitioners and investigators studying science teams, engages funding agency program staff to provide guidance on developing and managing team science initiatives, and affords data providers and analytics developers insight into team tracking and analysis needs. Because of diverse participation, the SciTS Conference serves as an important conduit for translating empirical findings about team science into evidence-based effective practices for scientific teams and funders of team science—a bridge between the science and praxis of team science.

Click HERE to review poster session guidelines before submitting Abstract electronically.

The Research Poster Session is Monday, April 16, 5:00-6:30 PM.

Research Poster Abstract Submission

• Authors are invited to submit abstracts for research poster presentations related to the SciTS Topics listed below.
• Abstracts are limited to one page, with 0.75 inch margins all around; 11pt font size or larger for narrative text, 10 pt font size or larger for table and figure legends; using one of the following serif font styles: Times New Roman, Georgia, Helvetica, or Times. Refer to the template below.
• The following information must be included in the abstract: Poster title; Author(s) name, degree, and institutional affiliation; SciTS Topic; Keywords; and Narrative text, which may also include tables and/or figures. Refer to the template below.
• All abstracts must be submitted via online form. Click HERE to access electronic form. Abstracts must be submitted as a one-page PDF file; Word files and multi-page submissions will be rejected. Use the following naming convention for the file name: CorAuthorLastName_First Name_Topic.pdf
• The abstract submission deadline is Friday, February 17, 2012. (Extended Deadline) Late submissions will not be accepted.

Lightning Round Oral Presentations
• In an effort to provide more opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career faculty, and others new to the SciTS field, the Conference will include one Lightning Round Oral Presentation Session.
• When you submit your abstract, select the checkbox that indicates that you would like your abstract to be considered for an oral presentation.
• The session organizers will review accepted abstracts and notify those that have been selected for oral presentation.
• Each oral abstract presentation is strictly limited to 10 minutes, and will be followed by a 5 minute Q&A period.  Five (5) such presentations will be selected.
• The Lightning Round Session is Wednesday, April 18, 5:00-6:30 PM, and will include refreshments.  Easy-to-follow signs and a map will direct presenters and attendees to the session.
• Oral presenters will be required to submit their electronic presentation to conference organizers by 12:00 noon on April 18.
• Oral presenters are encouraged to bring handouts of their poster presentation to this session as well.

Important Dates
• The abstract submission deadline is Friday, February 17, 2012. (Extended Deadline) Late submissions will not be accepted.
• Applicants selected to present their poster(s) will be notified no later than Friday, February 24, 2012.

SciTS Topics
Topics related to the study of team science include, but are not limited to:
• Cognition & Affect
• Communication & Conflict Resolution
• Disciplinary Discourse
• Distributed/Virtual Teams
• Evaluation
• Funding to Support Collaborative Team Science
• Leadership
• Learning & Knowledge Transfer
• Linked Open Data
• Methodologies for Team Science Research
• Multi-team Systems
• SciTS Research Methodology
• Team Science Case Studies
• Team Science Types/Typology
• Training & Professional Development
• Other Research Area Related to Team Science: _______

Research Poster Session
• Abstracts will be compiled into a booklet that will be available to Conference attendees and on the Conference web site.
• Posters should be no larger than 6 ft wide x 3 ft high (72” W x 36” H).
• The Research Poster Session is Monday, April 16, 5:00-6:30 PM, and will run concurrent with a reception. Easy-to-follow signs and a map will direct presenters and attendees to the poster set-up and viewing area.
• Poster set-up will begin at 3:00 PM that same day.
• Presenters will be assigned a location to hang each poster. Posters will be organized by SciTS Topic.
• Poster boards and push pins will be supplied. Posters should be attached to the boards for display.
• Presenters are encouraged to bring handouts of their poster presentation.

Conference Contacts

Holly Falk-Krzesinski, PhD
Conference Chair

[email protected]

Latonia Trimuel
Conference Manager

[email protected]