The conference is organised by the BEYOND4.0 Consortium and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (in collaboration with the European School of Social Innovation ESSI, the European Workplace Innovation EUWIN network and other networks and projects such as Paradigms4.0) in order to give international researchers in social sciences an opportunity to exchange the results of recent research in different fields of the consequences of digital transformations on work and employment. The conference aim is to present and discuss project findings thus far. In addition, relevant contributions from other EU projects and research on the digital transformation are encouraged in order to synergize and synthesize results.
The conference will include keynote plenary sessions with the Keynote speakers:
Mariya Gabriel (Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Commissioner (2019-2024) ),
Prof. Mariana Mazzucato (UCL),
Prof. Paul Osterman (MIT, TBC),
Prof. Steven Dhondt (TNO),
Prof. Chris Warhurst (University of Warwick),
Prof. Olli Kangas (University of Turku),
Dr. Glenda Quintini (OECD)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt (TU Dortmund)
Six parallel sessions:
A. Digital transformation and societal disruption after the Covid-19 crisis – Quo vadis - facts and figures.
B. The next technological wave? The technology waves reassessed from a historical perspective – today’s lessons from the past.
C. Work, organisation and management: workplace innovation to support digital transformation.
D. Change of technology and the need for on-going change for the demand of skills.
E. Platform economy.
F. Working conditions in the context of digital transformation.
Submission of the proposals
The proposals (for papers or posters) should include the following elements: full name, e-mail, professional status, institutional affiliation; title of the paper; abstract – less than 3000 characters (less than 450 words) in English, specifying the problematic and its originality, the discipline, the sources, methods and empirical data used and a short bibliography and the stream.
All abstracts will be peer reviewed and applicants will receive a notification of acceptance no later than 15th may, 2021.
31 March 2021 – deadline for submission of the proposals. They should be sent to email@example.com 15 May 2021 – feedback from the organisers (after the opinion of the Scientific Committee) to the authors.
The presenter's registration deadline was June 30. You can still register for attendance as a listener here:
9 June 2021 - distribution of the Preliminary programme.
End of August - beginning of September 2021 - Programme update
20 September 2021 – submission of the presentations to the Organisation Committee.
Prof. Chris Warhurst, University of Warwick
Dr. Egoitz Pomares, University of the Basque Country
Prof. Frank Pot, Radboud University
Prof. Jürgen Howaldt, TU Dortmund
Prof. Monique Ramioul, HIVA- KU Leuven
Prof. Nathalie Greenan, CEET-LeCnam
Prof. Pepka Boyadjieva, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Peter Oeij, TNO
Prof. Steven Dhondt, TNO
Prof. Vassil Kirov, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Vassil Kirov, Bagryan Malamin, Ekaterina Markova, Gabriela Yordanova, Diana Nenkova.