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SciTS 2014 : Science of Team Science Conference


When Aug 6, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014
Where 208 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704
Submission Deadline Apr 7, 2014
Notification Due Apr 7, 2014
Categories    case studies/best practices   communication processes   cross-cultural and internation   distributed/virtual teams

Call For Papers

5th Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference

August 6-8, 2014
Hyatt Regency
208 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704

SciTS and VIVO to hold Co-located Conferences in 2014

Call for Abstract Submissions

Abstracts may be submitted as an Oral Presentation (Paper, Panel, or Lightning Round) or Poster Presentation. Click here to submit an abstract.

Paper Presentations

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

Oral papers will have 15-minute presentation time slots and be clustered into paper sessions by the program committee around a common theme.
Paper sessions will have multiple individual presentations, followed by a time for an in-depth discussion to promote thematic dialogue amongst presenters and conference attendees.

Panel Presentations

Panel presentations provide authors the option of organizing three related papers together in a thematic session.

Panels will be 60-90 minutes including time for the presentations and discussion.
A panel submission must include an abstract summarizing the overall theme of the panel, as well as individual abstracts for each of the papers to be presented within the panel session.

Lightning Round Presentations

Lightning Round sessions provide authors an opportunity to share their work through a brief oral presentation.

Presentations are limited to 10 minutes and followed by a five-minute Q&A period.
When submitting an abstract for a Lightning Round Presentation, select the checkbox that indicates willingness to be considered for a Lightning Round presentation. The Program Committee will make final selections of submissions to be included in the Lightning Round.

Research Poster Presentations

Several extended Research Poster Sessions provide an interactive forum for authors to discuss their research.

Presenters will be assigned a location to put up each poster, and posters will be organized by topic.
Poster boards and push pins will be supplied, and posters should be attached to the boards for display.
Presenters are encouraged to bring 1 page double-sided handouts of their poster presentations.

Submission Options

Authors must submit abstracts as “Panel Only”, “Paper Only”, “Poster Only”, or “Paper, Lightning Round, or Poster”.
Authors are encouraged to submit using the “Paper, Lightning Round, or Poster” option. Submissions under this option will be considered for Paper, Lightning Round or Poster presentations as deemed appropriate by the Program Committee.
Panel presentations must be submitted under “Panel Only” and will not be considered for an alternative format. The number of Panels accepted will be limited and should only be used when an integrated research story requires multiple presentations in a single session.

Abstract Content and Format

Paper, Lightning Round, and Poster abstracts are limited to one page while Panel abstracts are limited to 4 pages. All abstracts must be formatted with 0.75 inch margins all around; 11-pt 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: Presentation/Panel 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 and list of SciTS Topics at the end of this call for submissions.
All abstracts must be submitted online ( Paper abstracts must be submitted as a one-page PDF file and Panel abstracts as a 4-page PDF file. Word files and submissions not meeting page requirements will be rejected. Use the following naming convention for the file name: CorAuthorLastName_First Name_Topic.pdf (ex. Smith_James_Teams.pdf).


The deadline for Paper, Panel, and Poster submissions is Monday, April 7, 2014.
Acceptance notifications will be made no later than Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Oral presenters must submit their electronic presentations to conference organizers by 12pm (EST), Monday, July 28, 2014.
Presenting authors are responsible for their own registration fee(s), travel, and housing costs.
Abstracts will be compiled into a booklet for Conference attendees and posted on the Conference web site.
Presenters who are unable to attend should arrange for another qualified individual to present the paper/poster in question. If changes to your presentation are necessary, please notify the Conference Manager, Michelle Issing at

Contact Information

Research inquiries
SciTS Conference Chair:

Kara L. Hall, PhD (

Logistics inquiries
SciTS Conference Manager:

Michelle Issing (

SciTS Topics

Topics related to the study of team science include, but are not limited to:

Case Studies/Best Practices
Communication Processes
Cross-Cultural and International Team Science
Disciplinary Discourse
Distributed/Virtual Teams
Environmental influences on teamwork
Evaluation of Team Processes & Outcomes
Funding Strategies
Institutional Policies
Leadership for Effective Team Science
Learning & Knowledge Network
Methodologies for Team Science Research

Multi-level/systems approaches
Multiteam Systems
Open Data
Team Assembly
Team Dynamics/Composition
Team Macro Cognition
Team Science Types/Typology
Theory Development/Application
Training & Professional Development
Transdisciplinary, translational innovation

Abstract Template

Title of the Presentation

Corresponding Author, Degree(s), Unit(s), Institution/O, City, State/Province/District, Country; Author #2, Degree(s), Unit(s), Institution, City, State/Province/District, Country; Author #N, Degree(s), Unit(s), Institution, City, State/Province/District, Country

Corresponding Author Contact:, (XXX) XXX-XXXX

Keywords: List up to five keywords separated by a semi-colon.

Abstract: Narrative text; tables and figures may be included. No smaller than 11-pt serif font (Times New Roman, Georgia, Helvetica, or Times) for narrative text; no smaller than 10-pt font for table and figure legends. Avoid the use of jargon and acronyms.

Consider including the following information in the abstract (when relevant):

Introduction, objective, problem under investigation, hypothesis or research goal
Description of rigorous and relevant research methods (qualitative/quantitative or mixed-methods)
Summary of findings that are supported by the data presented.
Statement of how the research advances the SciTS field

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