We are excited to announce the 6th Conference of the International Network on Digital Labor (INDL-6), scheduled to take place from October 9-11, 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 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), Digital Platform Labor (DiPLab), and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB).

We encourage all interested researchers and practitioners to submit papers 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.

Feel free to forward this CfP to all potential participants!

More info about the CfP