ISTE’s Transdisciplinary Engineering 2022 Conference
July 5 - July 8
Today’s complex problems, especially those with significant impact on nature and society, require a holistic approach for solving them by considering knowledge from a diverse range of disciplines, technical as well as social, and from user and practitioner communities. Interchange of cross-disciplinary knowledge is needed to evaluate and design for sustainable benefits and costs shared equitably across society and nature.
The International Society of Transdisciplinary Engineering (ISTE) aims to explore and promote the evolution of engineering to incorporate transdisciplinary practices in which the exchange of different types of knowledge and people from a diverse range of disciplines is fundamental. The Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE) Conference is the exchange of knowledge in the context of an innovation, in product, process, organization or social environment. Through ISTE, the exchange of knowledge is possible in its annual conferences, the TE Conferences, and through publication of special issues in scientific journals.
The next TE conference will be held in the summer of 2022 on the MIT campus in Boston, USA. The theme for the TE2022 conference is “The Future of Engineering.” Engineering is changing rapidly. The connectedness of the world’s most critical systems along with rapid advancement of methods push us to ask “How will we teach, research, and practice engineering?” The recent decade has shown an ongoing shift towards model-based design, instrumented products and teams, data-driven analytics, rapid prototyping, and continuous delivery. These changes are enabled on digital and physical platforms driven by distributed teams and open interfaces. Transformations are underway in several industrial sectors, including energy, agriculture, health, and mobility. It is an exciting time to be an engineer.
We recognize the insufficiency of simple boundary crossing amongst traditional disciplines, given that engineers move beyond disciplinary norms established in the mid to late 20th century. Today we address systems in their context across a life-cycle, collaborate with a myriad of stakeholders and non-engineering experts, and — for these most valuable and daunting challenges – generate new engineering disciplines.
The conference will be organized across three tracks:
- Research on Engineering
- Engineering Education
- Engineering Practice
Jan 15, 2022: Abstract submission deadline
Jan 31, 2022: Notification of abstract approval
Feb 15, 2022: Deadline for workshop proposal
Mar 25, 2022: Deadline for full paper submission
May 12, 2022: Feedback on submitted papers
Jun 8, 2022: Deadline for final paper submission (extended to June 8)
Mar 14, 2022: Registration opens (all participants)
Jul 5-8, 2022: Conference event at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA