The 2019 workshop for the Club of Florence will commence on Friday, March 29 in 2019 at the University of Florence, Italy.

The working title for this year is Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Employment Relations. The interactions and implications of AI and robotics implementation are of great interest to researchers and societies.

Researchers and experts are invited to participate, you may find the extended call for contributions with a submission deadline of February 21, 2019 right here: CoF 2019 Call.



Objectives of the Workshop and a Journal Special Issue

With the “Club of Florence” 2019 Workshop and the subsequent special issue in an academic journal, we aim to shed light on the implementation of AI and robotics with their resulting questions for employment relations and work organization. This encourages research from a wide range of disciplines investigating different fields of employment. Items for contributions include – but are not restricted to – the following topics:
(1) Job losses or job gains
(2) Enrichment or simplification of jobs
(3) Job demands and resources
(4) Autonomy and control in digital work
(5) Efficiency improvement hypothesis
(6) Social sustainability

Submission and Workshop Instructions

The deadline for workshop submissions is February 21, 2019. Short papers up to 3,000 words should be submitted via E‐Mail to the conveners in MS Word and/or PDF format. This is intended for the development of academic papers towards the indicated special issue in a high‐ranked academic journal with a full paper submission deadline later in 2019. The 2019 Workshop of the Club of Florence will take place on Friday, March 29 at the University of Florence. Detailed instructions will be sent out before February 28, 2019 to all participating experts and authors. Questions regarding this call can be directed to the conveners Caroline Ruiner (ruiner@uni‐ and Matthias Klumpp (matthias.klumpp@uni‐


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