We are excited to announce the 6th Conference of the International
Network on Digital Labor (INDL-6), scheduled to take place 9-11 October, 2023. The conference aims to bring together experts from various
fields to discuss the latest research findings and share ideas on the
topic of Digital Labor in the Wake of Pandemic Times. Following
long-term technological trends as well as exogenous shocks, the field of
digital labor is constantly expanding. This year’s INDL conference will
be an excellent opportunity to exchange insights and perspectives, as
well as a great way to make new friends among researchers, workers,
policymakers, and practitioners who study the future of work, social
justice, platforms, and artificial intelligence (AI).
The INDL-6 conference will be held in-person at the Weizenbaum Institute
for the Networked Society in Berlin, Germany. It is co-organized by the
International Labor Organization (ILO), the Digital Platform Labor (DiPLab) group, and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB).
We encourage all interested researchers, post-graduate students, and practitioners to submit proposals that address aspects of digital labor, including but not limited to: gig economy, online labor, workplace surveillance, algorithmic management, AI-assisted recruiting, remote work, employee well-being, inequality, policy responses to Covid-19 crisis, regulation, organizing digital workers, gender and work, LGBTQ+ workers, intersectionality, disability, inclusion, AI, decolonial lens, informal labor markets, generative AI and work.
We welcome submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature and strongly
encourage proposals by researchers and practitioners from the Global
South across all topics.
The Call for Papers is available here and the deadline is 12 April.