Call for White Papers

by seadnetwork

SEAD Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design announces a call for White Papers on issues facing the international community seeking to enhance transdisciplinary collaboration

We are seeking to survey concerns, roadblocks and opportunities, and solicit proposed actions for enhancing collaboration between sciences and engineering with practitioners in arts and design. These position papers will be submitted as part of a report to NSF and the community from the SEAD network in the summer of 2013. With grateful appreciation for US funding, we recognize that activity connecting the sciences, engineering, to arts and design is international and, furthermore, that global involvements are essential in today’s economy. Therefore we are interested both in what US collaborators can learn from experiences in other countries, and vice versa, institution or region specific issues, and also in how to foster collaborations that bridge beyond regions to nations. Cultural cross-fertilization via the SEAD network – whether from disciplinary, organizational or ethnic perspectives – is a vital component of our purpose and goals.

Chair, Roger Malina, Leonardo/ISAST Chair Emeritus, Leonardo Governing Board Member. Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology at the University of Texas, Dallas

Co-Chair, Carol Strohecker, Director, Center for Design Innovation, University of North Carolina system; Professor, Winston-Salem State University; Chief Research Officer & Instructor, UNC School of the Arts; SEAD Co-PI

Deadline for initial one-page abstracts: August 15, 2012.

Notifications of accepted abstracts: September 15, 2012

Deadline for White Paper submissions: November 15, 2012.

You may submit a White Paper via email to PI Carol LaFayette <>. If your submission is a video, email the link to its location in an open archive (such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) Note that White Papers in both text and video formats must include explicit proposed actions addressed to specific stakeholders.

b) We welcome links to existing reports, which will be added to our compilation of precedent sources internationally <>.

If you wish to be kept informed of the activities of the SEAD network, please email Carol LaFayette, SEAD Principal Investigator <>.

For further information or questions about White Papers in text or video format, contact Carol Strohecker <>.

Additional Guidelines for White Papers are available at . We welcome innovative ways of using online media to articulate the arguments of the White Papers. If you wish to explore experimental publishing approaches, contact Roger Malina <>.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.1142510, Collaborative Research: EAGER: Network for Science, Engineering, Arts and Design (NSEAD) IIS, Human Centered Computing. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.