1st LISER-IAB Conference on Digital Transformation and the Future of Work

13-14 February 2020

Campus Belval · Luxembourg

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Marc Hansen, Luxembourgish Minister Delegate for Digitalisation, and Dan Kersch, Luxembourgish Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy will join the conference.

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2019

Please submit your paper or an extended abstract (2-4 pages) in PDF to liser-iab-conference@liser.lu.

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) are pleased to announce the 1st LISER-IAB Conference on Digital Transformation and the Future of Work. The objective of the conference is to bring together researchers in social sciences to discuss their more recent research related to digital transformation and the future of work. Researchers interested in presenting at the LISER-IAB conference are invited to submit theoretical, empirical and experimental contributions.

Topics of interest

The conference focuses on the consequences of digitalization on

Working tasks · Skills · Wages · Motivation · Performance · Health · Well-being · Work-life balance · Workplace organization · Job design · Workforce structures · Functional areas · Shifts in labor demand and supply · Gig economy · Crowd working · Online labor markets · Employee mobility · Work-family decisions · Education and training systems

Please submit your paper or an extended abstract (2-4 pages) in PDF no later than 31 October 2019 to liser-iab-conference@liser.lu. Submissions by PhD students are particularly encouraged.


All submissions will be reviewed by the members of the scientific committee. Authors will be informed upon acceptance by 20 December 2019.

The conference fee will be EUR 90 (for PhD students EUR 50). The fee will cover conference material, coffee, lunch breaks, and dinner.

Keynote lectures

Philipp Kircher (EUI Florence · Italy -- University of Edinburgh · Scotland)

Tobias Kretschmer (University of Munich · Germany)

Anna Margriet Salomons (Utrecht University · The Netherlands)

Scientific committee

Michael Beckmann (University of Basel and IAB) · Lutz Bellmann (IAB and University of Er­lan­gen-Nurem­berg) · Irene Bertschek (ZEW Mannheim and University of Giessen) · Vassil Kirov (ISSK, Bulgaria) · Matthias Kräkel (University of Bonn) · Astrid Kunze (Norwegian School of Economics) · Ludivine Martin (LISER) · Patrick Thill (LISER) · Bertrand Verheyden (LISER) · Enzo Weber (IAB and University of Regensburg) · Conny Wunsch (University of Basel)


Elisa Gerten (University of Basel) · Ludivine Martin (LISER) · Hannes Walz (IAB)

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