Loyola University Chicago

Office of Research Services


Call for Workshops and Abstracts


We are accepting Abstracts and proposals for Workshops to be held at the 2018 Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference!

Workshop Submission Deadline: February 5, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 20, 2018

The SciTS conference is the annual international forum dedicated to SciTS, bringing together thought leaders from a broad range of disciplines and fields, including: communications, management, social and behavioral sciences, information technology, systems science, and translational research. It provides investigators, academic administrators, and funders with state-of-the-art knowledge, strategies, and connections. SciTS scholars, scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policymakers, and federal agency representatives will be in attendance. 

This year’s conference for the SciTS community will be hosted by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas on May 21-24, 2018.


The SciTS Program Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct Special Interest Workshops and Seminars.

Workshops/Sessions will be 3.5 hours or 6.5 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.

All workshop submissions should include the information listed in the attached Call for Workshops and should be submitted through our Workshop Submission Form. Acceptance notifications will be made in March 2018, and Workshops will be held between May 21 and 24, 2018.


The SciTS Program Committee also welcomes abstracts for paper presentations, lightning round presentations, and panel presentations, as well as scientific posters.

Paper, Lightning Round, and Poster abstracts are limited to one page, while Panel abstracts are limited to four pages. Abstracts not meeting these page limits will not be considered. A panel proposal must include an abstract summarizing the overall theme of the panel, and panel submissions showcasing research papers should also include individual abstracts for each individual presentation.

All abstract submissions should utilize the attached Abstract Template and should be submitted through our Abstract Submission Form. Acceptance notifications will be made in April 2018. Presenting authors will be responsible for conference registration, travel, and hotel costs. Poster presenters will be responsible for poster printing costs. Abstracts will be compiled and made available to participants.

More information about submitting a Workshop proposal or Abstract is attached, and information about conference registration, fees, and additional travel and lodging details will soon be posted on our conference website.

Please share/forward these Calls to any interested colleagues, networks, or groups, and please reach out to our conference planning team at SciTS.2018@utmb.edu with any questions.


SciTS 2018 Conference Planning team