Dear Science of Team Science Community,

We wanted to remind you that we are about a week out from the deadline for abstract submissions (due on April 25th, 2022).   For more information, see the conference website. Note, though, that abstract submissions are open, so you may submit your abstracts at any time at the abstract submission site.

Second, as you may have seen, the call for workshops is also available.  The deadline for workshop submissions is May 1st.  

Third, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Margaret Palmer, director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland will be joining Dr. Wanda Ward, and Dr. Staša Milojević, as one of our invited speakers. 

As you know, SciTS is the flagship event of the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS). As the premier annual gathering of scholars, practitioners, and providers in the field of team science, we bring together a range of disciplines to share and advance the latest evidence-based methods in team collaboration and transdisciplinary research.  Speakers and attendees include investigators, administrators, students, funders, and policymakers. Our community includes academia, government, industry, and other sectors, and spans a multitude of knowledge domain spaces.  And we offer a full day of workshops free for conference attendees as our way of providing professional development for our stakeholders.  Anyone interested in improving collaborative research and discovery is welcome!

Recall that we are planning an in-person conference that is virtual attendee friendly.  We have designed a conference for both those who wish to return to the rich experience of in-person conferences, as well as those who prefer virtual attendance while still benefiting from the knowledge exchange.  And the committee is working hard to ensure a rewarding experience for our registrants.

You can always review the SciTS website for more information and if you have any questions, please let us know.  We look forward to seeing you this summer in Bethesda, MD.

Thank you,
Stephen M. Fiore, Conference Chair & Heather Billings, Conference Co-Chair 

On behalf of the 2022 Science of Team Science Planning Committee 

Science of Team Science 2022 Invited Speakers 

  • Dr. Margaret Palmer, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Dr. Palmer is known for her work at the interface of science and policy and in bringing together collaborative, cross-disciplinary research groups that work to identify data-driven solutions to society’s most challenging and complex environmental problems and ultimately inform decision makers.  
  • Dr. Staša Milojević, Associate Professor of Informatics in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, and director of Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS).  Dr. Milojević is a leader in the study of the dynamics of research teams, collaborative networks, formation and evolution of scientific fields, and research metrics. She is particularly interested in understanding how dramatic changes in knowledge production, exemplified by a shift towards “team science”, interdisciplinarity, and increased pressures on productivity impact the dynamics of scientific workforce and on the overall pace of science.
  • Dr. Wanda E. Ward, who is Executive Associate Chancellor for Public Engagement, Office of the Chancellor, University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign.  Dr. Ward is a leader in science, with 26 years at the National Science Foundation, including positions such as Senior Advisor to the Director and Head of the Office of International and Integrative Activities. She has also served on the U.S. President's National Science and Technology Council subcommittees and interagency working groups in the areas of the social, behavioral and economic sciences, and science education and workforce development.  



13th Annual International Science of Team Science Conference


An in-person conference that is virtual attendee friendly 


July 31-August 3, 2022 

The Bethesdan Hotel, Bethesda, MD USA 

Abstract Submissions Due April 25, 2022

We hope to see you in Bethesda this summer - and learn more and consider becoming a member of INSciTS.