SciTS 2011 Conference

April 11-14, 2011  •  Chicago, IL  •  Wyndham Chicago

The emerging science of team science (SciTS) field encompasses both conceptual and methodological strategies aimed at understanding and enhancing the processes and outcomes of collaborative team science. The SciTS field focuses on understanding and enhancing the antecedent conditions, collaborative processes, and outcomes associated with team science initiatives, including their scientific discoveries, educational outcomes, and translations of research findings into new practices, patents, products, technical advances, and policies.

The Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference is a forum to enhance our understanding of how best to engage in team science to meet society’s needs, 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 praxis and science of team science. The Conference aims to serve as a point of convergence for team science practitioners and investigators studying science teams, to engage funding agencies to provide guidance on developing and managing team science initiatives, and to afford data providers and analytics developers insight into team tracking and analysis needs.


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Program Committee

  • Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Ph.D., Conference Chair, Northwestern University, Research Assistant Professor and Director, Research Team Support, Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute
  • Katy Börner, Ph.D., Indiana University, Professor, Information Science, Cognitive Science, Informatics, and Statistics
  • Noshir Contractor, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Communication Studies, and Management and Organizations
  • Leslie DeChurch, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Stephen Fiore, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Associate Professor, Cognitive Sciences and Philosophy and Institute for Simulation and Training; Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory
  • Kara Hall, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Program Officer, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Behavioral Research Program (DCCPS)
  • Gary Olson, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Professor, Information and Computer Sciences
  • Joann Keyton, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Professor, Communication
  • Marta Sales-Pardo, Ph.D., Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain), Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyeria Quimica and Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Bonnie Spring, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Professor, Preventive Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Daniel Stokols, Ph.D., University of California-Irvine, Professor, Planning, Policy and Design; Professor, Psychology and Social Behavior
  • Latonia Trimuel, Conference Manager, Northwestern University, Research Team Support, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
  • William Trochim, Ph.D., Cornell University, Director, Office for Research on Evaluation; Director of Evaluation, Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center; Director of Evaluation for Extension and Outreach
  • Brian Uzzi, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Professor, Management and Organizations, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences and Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems