INSciTS Conference Topics

  • Case Studies/Best Practices
  • Data (including open data and big data)
  • Environmental and Organizational Influences on Teams
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Networks and Systems
  • Open Science (including citizen science)
  • Research Methods for Team Science
  • Team Processes and Dynamics
  • Team Science Types (i.e., inter/intra/trans/disciplinary, translational, virtual distributed/cross-cultural)
  • Theory (including development, models, and application)
  • Other (please specify)

Types of Submissions

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Workshops provide individual or group presenters the opportunity to present special interest workshops and seminars of original work in an interactive setting related to conference topics. These workshops will be 90-minutes in length with the potential of a 180-minute part 1 and part 2 (please include the request in your abstract if you wish to do a two-part workshop). 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. 

All topics relevant to the application of Science of Team Science approaches are welcomed, specifically with respect to training sessions that will equip INSciTS investigators with tools and technical skills for data collection, analysis, or presentation in their research areas. We encourage workshops or seminars with a focus on methodologies including systems approaches to the field of INSciTS 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. 

Workshop abstract submissions will include:

  • Proposed title
  • Proposed organizers (names, affiliations, email; identify one primary contact person) 
  • Short biographical sketch for each presenter, describing relevant experience and qualifications (not included in page limit) 
  • Objectives (at least 3), goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Relevance to the conference/significance to the field: Briefly state the focus of the workshop proposal topic and note the importance, relevance, value, and/or interest to the broad INSciTS community. Presenters will provide a brief explanation of how this event will appeal to the audience with respect to both content and format.
  • Statement regarding how the workshop can benefit INSciTS attendees/community.
  • Description of target audience. Please note that the minimum number of participants for workshops is 50.
  • Proposed workshop format, activities, and schedule. Describe how the workshop will be organized. Presenters will explain the strategies they will use to engage session attendees.
  • Any special A/V requirements.

Paper presentations provide authors the opportunity to present original work related to conference topics (below).

  • Oral paper presentations will have up to 15-minute time slots. They will be clustered by theme into sessions that will include other presentations and time for questions from the audience.

The poster session provides an interactive forum for authors to discuss their work.

  • Presenters will be assigned locations to put up their posters, to be organized by topic (listed below).
  • Poster boards will be provided.
  • Presenters are encouraged to bring 1-page double-sided handouts to accompany their posters.

Panel presentations provide authors the option to organize a panel of thematically related content.

  • Panel presentation sessions will be 60-minutes long (30-min for presentations and 30-min for discussion).
  • A panel proposal must include an abstract summarizing the overall theme of the panel. Submissions showcasing research papers should also include individual abstracts for each included presentation. Panel presentations that seek to bring together experts for interactive discussion should describe questions and underlying issues the panel will address as well as bios for each of the panelists.

The final deadline for workshop submissions is May 1, 2023 and the final deadline for papers, panels, and posters is May 18, 2023