We have submitted the proposal for a workshop at ESOF 2020, which will take place from 7 to 9 July 2020 in Trieste, Italy. We are pleased to have seen our workshop on Human Factor Issues in Industry 4.0 accepted. L., Fréour, N., Bazine, M., Penà-Jimenez, N., Cangialosi and G., Déprez will present their research and host the Workshop.

Trieste – Canal Grande al tramonto“, by Luca Aless, licensed under CC-BY SA-4.0.

Déprez, G. (2020). The human factor in industry 4.0. Workshop at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF 2020) in carier panel, July 5–9, Trieste, Italia.

Abstract: Technological and technical aspects represent the driving forces behind Industry 4.0. However, the transformations related to the 4th Industrial Revolution create new organizational environments impacting on the workers behaviors, job characteristics and career development. Moreover, it is commonly believed that people remain the main actors of Industry 4.0. This Workshop proposes thus to explore role of Humans in industry 4.0, using the organizational behaviors perspective. A three-time phase will be followed (presentation, working-group, feedback). First, results will be presented from ORganisational BEhaviour with new TEChnologies: a human resources management model for industry 4.0 (ORBETEC), an MSCA research found by the H2020 European program. A research about learning and innovation processes for enabling the adoption and exploitation of Industry 4.0 related technology will be also presented. Then, to analyse the ongoing and emerging facets of the human factor in industry 4.0, four Ph.D. students will each present their subject thesis in 180 seconds:

  • Employment environments in the age of AI: Impacts on work design and motivational characteristics
  • Technological awareness and protean career orientation: improvement of learning behaviors and improvement of career strategy for Industry 4.0.
  • Professional skills for Industry 4.0: emergence processes of professional competencies
  • Job design perspective in Industry 4.0: how digitalisation help workers influencing their work environment.

Second, participants will be invited to choose between three working-groups each coordinated by two panelists. The working-groups, on one hand, will aim to answer questions developed by the panelists during the first phase, and on the other hand, to develop exchange on unexplored perspectives with the public. A final presentation phase will summarize, and interpret, the ideas and questions generated during the working-groups

Further information will be provided until the event takes place.

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