Galveston, Texas: Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center
May 21-24, 2018
Hosted by the University of Texas Medical Branch Institute for Translational Sciences




The SciTS Program Committee welcomes your abstract submissions for oral papers, panel presentations, and scientific posters. The submission period is from November 20, 2017 to March 20, 2018. All abstract submissions should use the Abstract Template  format and be submitted as a PDF via our Abstract Submission Form.


  • Abstract proposals due: March 20, 2018 at 11:59pm EST (Eastern Standard Time). No extensions to the deadline will be granted.
  •  Proposal notifications: April 20, 2018



  • Presenting authors are responsible for registration, travel, and hotel costs. “Note: Those with accepted abstracts will receive a promotional code allowing them to register at the early bird rate.”
  • Abstracts will be compiled and made available to participants.
  • Any presenter who is unable to attend should arrange for another qualified individual to present the paper/poster in question. If such a change is necessary, please notify our conference team.



Presentations may focus on any topic related to the Science of Team Science. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data
  • Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing
  • Collaborative Readiness and Antecedents
  • Communication
  • Data Visualization
  • Distributed/Virtual Teams
  • Diversity on Teams (e.g., cultural, gender)
  • Disciplinary Diversity on Teams
  • Educational and Teaching Team Science Principles
  • Environmental Influences on Teams (e.g., organizational factors, physical environment)
  • Evaluation of Team Processes & Outcomes
  • Funding Strategies
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Institutional Policies
  • Leadership for Effective Team Science
  • Learning & Knowledge Networks
  • Inter/Transdisciplinary Approaches
  • Methods for Science of Team Science Research
  • Multi-level/Systems Approaches
  • Multi-team Systems
  • Networks
  • Open Science
  • Organization/Management Factors
  • Promoting Team Science Values and Awareness
  • Research Networking
  • Sociotechnical Systems
  • Team Assembly
  • Team Composition
  • Team Dynamics
  • Team Macro-cognition
  • Team Science in the Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions (CTSAs)
  • Team Types/Typology
  •  Theoretical and Philosophical Approaches
  •  Training & Professional Development
  •  Transdisciplinary Teams
  •  Translational Science Teams



  • The SciTS organizing committee plans to acknowledge outstanding submissions in several categories. To be considered for such awards, please indicate your interest in each on the submission page.
  • To be eligible for the Outstanding Paper Award (which will be considered for publication in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science), please submit using the “complete paper submission” option on the Abstract Submission Form.



Individual Presentations
Paper Presentations
Paper presentations provide authors the opportunity to present original work related to conference topics.

  • Oral paper presentations will have 15-minute time slots and be clustered by theme into sessions. Each session will include three individual presentations and time for questions from the audience.
  • Extended abstract: Submissions should utilize the Abstract Template.  Papers submitted in this category may represent original empirical research, theoretical development, reviews, or critiques.
  • Complete paper: Submissions should submit a 50-word abstract AND a complete paper up to 35 pages long (references, tables and figures are not included in the page limit). Submissions to this category will be considered for the Outstanding Paper Award and for publication consideration in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.  

Lightning Round Presentations
Lightning round presentations provide authors the opportunity to share their work in brief oral presentations.

  • Each presentation is limited to 10 minutes, followed by a five-minute question-and-answer period.
  • The Program Committee will thematically group submissions for the lightning round session.

Poster Presentations
Our 90-minute poster session provides an interactive forum for authors to discuss their work.

  • Submissions may represent original empirical research, theoretical development, or reviews.
  • Poster submissions should use the Abstract Template format and should note that the word limit for posters are 500 words.
  • All individual submissions will be considered for poster presentation if not accepted for their original submission type.  

Panel Presentations
Panel presentations provide authors the option to organize a panel comprising three related presentations.

  • Panel presentation sessions will be 90 minutes long, with 45 minutes for the presentation and 45 minutes for discussion.
  • A panel proposal should use the Abstract Template  format and must include an abstract summarizing the overall theme of the panel, as well as individual abstracts for each presentation included in the panel. Panel presentations that bring together experts for interactive discussion should describe questions that will addressed by the panel, list any underlying issues to be discussed, and include bios for each of the panelists.



The selection committee reserves the right to propose alternative presentation formats as the scope of the final programs requires.

Download the Call for Abstracts here!


Stephen Crowley, PhD, Boise State University, [email protected]
Deborah DiazGranados, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, [email protected]