TWR Network


The transdisciplinary workplace research (TWR) network welcomes both academic and professional researchers to submit their abstracts for presentation at her bi-annual conferences on work environment research.

Submission of abstracts in all areas of work environment is encouraged. These conferences aim to bring together work environment researchers from all relevant disciplines, both from academia and practice. This includes, but is not limited to:

Presentations can focus on an individual, organisational or urban scale.

The conferences provide delegates insight in both current topics and future interests. During two days of parallel sessions, research findings from many different perspectives are discussed with the audience of researchers from around the world. Presenters are expected to submit a short paper (approximately 3000 words, excluding references) or a poster if their abstract is accepted. The short papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee. All papers and posters are published in proceedings made available at the conference and open source online.

Besides parallel sessions, the conferences also provide the opportunity to discuss further enhancement of the field in special sessions/workshops aimed at jointly identifying future roadmaps for related sub-themes. These sessions will provide the opportunity for participants to develop transdisciplinary, international research initiatives. Also, pre- and post-conference excursions are organised for participants to visit local innovative workplaces, and an attractive social program is available for further networking.

Next conference

The TWR2022 conference will be hosted by Politecnico di Milano in Italy. A call for papers and specific dates will be send in the spring 2021.

Past conferences

Workplace topics

TWR encourages both transdisciplinary and monodisciplinary workplace research that extends theories and/or improves practices. It can be fundamental scientific research or applied research. A list of possible topics that are likely to be discussed at TWR conferences includes, but is not limited to:

Social issues, such as:

Technology issues, such as:

Physical issues, such as:

Management issues, such as: