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. Our conferences aim to bring together work environment researchers from all relevant disciplines, both from academia and from practice.

For more information about our TWR2024 conference,see Topics of our conferences include, but are not limited to:

Abstracts/short papers can focus on issues at an individual, organizational or urban scale.

The conferences provide delegates insight in both current topics and future interests. During 2-3 days of parallel sessions, research findings from many different perspectives are discussed with the audience of researchers and practitioners from around the world. Presenters in the regular parallel sessions (20-30 minutes/paper) have to submit a short paper (max 3500 words, excluding references). For those without a short paper (or with insufficient depth to pass our review procedure) we offer 5-minute presentations, based on abstract-only submissions. These abstract-only presentations will be at the same time as poster sessions. The short papers are reviewed by our scientific committee. All short papers 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/or 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 TWR2024 conference will be at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland from September 4-7th (see

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: