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The Scientific WAW Committee invites your submissions on substantial and original research or practices on all aspects of Wellbeing at work for oral presentations, symposium, posters or workbench format (see below). Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the areas presented on Main Topics section. The conference will produce proceedings which will include conference papers.

  • Oral presentation: oral presentation of 15 minutes with powerpoint support followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
    Young investigator award: The congress will be once again (in line with the previous conferences) the occasion to highlight, during a special session, work and studies of young researchers (under 35 years old) with originality and exemplary scientific quality. If you are under 35 years old, you are invited to express your wish to apply for this award in the submission form. Nominees will be selected by the Scientific Committee to present their papers in a plenary session and the winner will be announced during the conference. (Nominees will be contacted shortly before the conference for further information).
  • Symposium: a 1 ½ hour (max.) session organized by one or more contributors on a theme, composed of several oral communications (maximum 4 speakers). Up to 4 abstracts can be attached to a symposium.
  • Workbench format: a 1 hour session, focusing on the sharing of experience and exchanges on the theme of wellbeing. The role of the public should be enhanced, in comparison of a classic session. The animation of the debate and exchanges with the public is driven by the person(s) who proposes the workbench and the way he/she/they will organize these exchanges should be precised in the submission abstract. The aim is to create an open exchange session where the public contributes to the knowledge sharing through the exchanges. Special needs for logistics associated to this workbench should be described (handling microphones, special arrangement of table or chairs, etc.). Much smaller room could be made available (20-45 persons approximately). The evaluation of the proposal will be undertaken by the scientific committee, it will take into account both the theme of the workbench and the format of exchange proposed.
  • Poster: posted for the duration of the congress + presentation during the poster session scheduled during the congress (The formats of posters will be precised later).

Important dates

  • Call for papers
    19 April 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline
    15 October 2018
  • Notification to authors
    15 December 2018
  • Conference
    22 to 24 May 2019

Main topics

Influence of diverse working conditions (environment) and changes on wellbeing

  • New forms of organisation: diversity in organisational choices
  • Role of leadership and management styles and practices
  • Restructuring workplaces
  • Social and workplace innovations
  • Technological innovations and wellbeing at work (eHealth, mHealth)
  • Flexible arrangements
  • Inclusive workplace environment
  • Demographic changes
  • Resilience of organisations
  • Good jobs
  • Purposeful work Digitalisation and wellbeing (platform & gig economy, hyperconnectivity, ...)
  • Psychosocial and physical work conditions

Wellbeing of different groups of workers

  • Gender diversity
  • Vitality (ageing workforce, workers with chronic diseases, mobility)
  • Mental health
  • Physical health
  • Resilience of workers

Interventions and industrial practices to promote wellbeing at work

  • Innovation
  • Psychosocial, technological, behavioural intervention
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Integrated approaches for health