Message from the TE2020 chair and ISTE President:
TE2020 going Online
Dear TE2020 delegates,
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 27th International 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.
President, International Society of Transdisciplinary Engineering (ISTE)
Chairman, 27th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE2020)
The 27th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE2020)
Transdisciplinary Engineering is an emerging field that extends and transcends the initial basic concepts known as Concurrent Engineering (CE). CE has matured and has become the foundations of many new ideas, methodologies, initiatives, approaches and tools. Generally, CE concentrates on enterprise collaboration and its many different elements; from integrating people and processes to very specific complete multi/inter/trans-disciplinary solutions, taking the user into account. Current research on CE is driven by many factors like increased customer demands, globalization, (international) collaboration and environmental strategies. The successful application of CE in the past opens also the perspective for future applications like overcoming natural catastrophes, sustainable mobility concepts with electrical vehicles, and intensive, integrated, data processing, with an increasing importance of Transdisciplinarity. User and application environments are more and more included into design and development to customize new products and implement solutions that are really needed and wanted. Research and development are then performed by people from social sciences and technical science. Social science methodologies are needed as well as the people understanding and using these methodologies to acquire the necessary knowledge about users and context and to better implement solutions in their context. Engineering needs these approaches in collaboration with other disciplines to be more successful with their innovation efforts.
Transdisciplinarity is characterising modern research areas, in which natural sciences are integrated with social sciences, requiring mixed methodologies for achieving the collaborative work. It is expected to be a significant basis for future evolution, especially in all Engineering areas.