News on TE2021

The 28th Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE2021)

Transdisciplinary Engineering for Resilience:  Responding to system disruptions

Hosted by the University of Bath, UK (5-9 July 2021)

We are delighted to announce that the 2021 annual Transdisciplinary Engineering conference will be hosted by the University of Bath, UK.

As the uncertainty around travel continues, we have taken the decision that TE2021 will be held virtually. Making this decision early ensures that we can focus on delivery and on exploring innovative ideas to maximise interaction, enjoyment and benefit to the community. As in previous years the Conference Proceedings will be published as open access.

Although we have decided to take the virtual route, we are mindful (and hopeful) that circumstances may have changed by July. With this in mind we are hoping to organise a one day ‘real-world’ event which will run alongside the virtual conference. In this way if travel restrictions are lifted there will be an opportunity for our international community to come together. Those registered to attend the conference will be eligible to attend this one-day event at no charge.

The deadline for abstract submission is 19th January. For further details and/or to submit an abstract go to the TE2021 conference website.

If you have any questions, would like to propose a workshop, or sponsor an event, please contact Susan Lattanzio (email SL2091@bath.ac.uk).

TE2020 – successfully finished!!

The virtual conference TE2020, organised by Warsaw University of Technology, has been a success. In total 189 accounts have been registered for 9 sessions. The keynote sessions have been well attended, too. We thank the people from Warsaw for their hard work. The TE conference as a virtual conference has been a new experience. We have learned a lot for the future, in which virtual meetings might be indispensable.

TE2020 – virtual conference!

The virtual conference TE2020 will run from July 1 til July 10.

There are online and offline sessions.

Online sessions contain the keynotes, and the ISTE council meeting and AGM (Annual General Meeting). For a more detailed programme, please visit TE2020. There will be a chatroom for posing questions to keynote speakers. These questions will be answered as much as possible. When answering questions cannot be finished online, each keynote speaker will answer the questions offline.

Offline sessions contain the papers and video presentations of accepted and registered papers. There is a chat function to get in touch with the author(s) and start a lively discussion. Also, a workshop will be available.

TE2020 and the Corona virus

The global outbreak of the Corona virus has caused major disruption in our lives, work and business. On behalf of the ISTE board I hope you and your family are safe and well.

In the last few months, the ISTE board and the local organising committee had intensive discussions about what to do with the 27thInternational Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE2020), scheduled for 6 – 10 July 2020 in Warsaw, under the present circumstances.

We have concluded that, in the interest of the health and safety of our members and the general community, TE2020 cannot go ahead in its face-to-face format. This is disappointing, but in our view the only responsible decision.

In the coming weeks we will review the feasibility of running the conference in virtual mode. We have a few ideas that we like to explore. The paper review process, currently underway for TE2020, will continue and authors will receive feedback. We are in discussion with IOS Press to see if we can publish the papers in the Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering series. We will need to charge a nominal fee for this service.

The option of publishing papers in a special edition of one of the associated journals listed on the conference website https://te2020-warsaw.pw.edu.pl/ also remains open.

Please stay tuned for further details regarding the new format for TE2020 and thank you for your understanding. Of course, you can always contact us if you have any concerns.

Cees Bil

President, International Society of Transdisciplinary Engineering (ISTE)

Jerzy Pokojski

Chairman, 27th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE2020)