Call for papers | BEYOND4.0 Scientific Conference: Inclusive Futures for Europe BEYOND Industrie4.0 and Digital Disruption (2021)

The European School of Social Innovation (ESSI) is the co-organiser of the conference “BEYOND4.0 Scientific Conference: Inclusive Futures for Europe BEYOND Industrie4.0 and Digital Disruption”. The high-profile event will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, from September 30th to October 1st 2021. Commissioner Mariya Gabriel (Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth) and Prof. Mariana Mazzucato (UCL) are among the contributors of the high-profile event.

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 high-rank event will include keynote plenary sessions: Commissioner Mariya Gabriel (Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth), Prof. Mariana Mazzucato (UCL), Prof. Steven Dhondt (TNO), Prof. Chris Warhurst (University of Warwick), Prof. Olli Kangas (University of Turku), Dr. Glenda Quintini (OECD), and others to be confirmed. Furthermore, the conference will feature six parallel sessions.

Submission of proposals
For the conference, proposals for papers or posters are accepted. These 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.

Agenda for proposals
15 March 2021 – deadline for submission of the proposals. They should be sent to
15 May 2021 – feedback from the organisers (after the opinion of the Scientific Committee) to the authors.
20 September 2021 – submission of the presentations to the Organisation Committee.

Please find the full Call for Papers with additional information here.