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.

TWR 2020 will be held in Weimar, Germany from the 16th -19th of September 2020. Abstract submission is now open through and closes Novermber 15th, 2019. For more info, see

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. All presenters are expected to submit a short paper (approximately 3000 words, excluding references) if their abstract is accepted. From TWR2020 onwards there will be no abstract-only presentation opportunity! The short papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee and published in proceedings made available at the conference and open source online.

Generally, the conference collaborates with a leading workplace journal on a special issue with papers from that specific conference. All papers presented at the conference, can be elaborated further to be submitted for review for these special issues. Please note that acceptance of a short paper in the conference does not imply acceptance of an accompanying paper for publication in the special issue.

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.

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: