Call for papers

We invite all stakeholders to submit abstracts addressing the current and expected changes, challenges and chances related to standardization, testing and certification. We especially encourage papers in the following areas (bullet points are examples only):

Innovative solutions in tackling risks

  • Dangerous substances (asbestos, nanotechnology…)
  • Ergonomics
  • Work equipment such as machinery, pressure equipment etc.
  • Lighting

Smart and new technologies and workers’ safety

  • Risk assessment for smart and new technologies
  • Smart personal protective equipment
  • Big data analytics and predictive maintenance for safety
  • Safety and Security

Standardization, testing and certification – keeping pace with change

  • Connecting IT/electrotechnical standardization and product standardization
  • Digital transformation of standardization
  • New areas of standardization (OSH management, services, qualification, psychological risks, corporate health management…)
  • New forms and fields of certification (cooperation in complex fields, certification of qualification and personal competences, process certification…)

Future role of standardization, testing and certification in the European social system

  • Regulation and policies
  • Roles and responsibilities of manufacturers, distributors and users
  • Recognition of conformity assessments from outside the EU
  • Good practice in cooperation and interaction of stakeholders

Submission of abstracts

If you would like to present a paper, please submit your abstract via the online form below. The review committee will assess the abstracts according to the following criteria:

Abstracts must

  • fit into the thematic frame
  • convey the core message of the paper
  • highlight the changes, challenges and chances related to the topic
  • be understandable for a broad range of stakeholders
  • be written in English and not exceed 300 words
  • be submitted by 15 October 2018

Please note that papers with a commercial approach will not be considered.

We will acknowledge receipt of all abstracts and the organizing committee will communicate the decision on acceptance in November 2018. The organizers consider acceptance of a presentation as a commitment for you to register for and attend the conference to present the paper. If unforeseen circumstances should prevent you from making the presentation, please notify the organizers and find an alternative presenter if possible.

Review Committee

  • Séverine Brunet (INRS)
  • Pilar Cáceres Armendariz (INSSBT)
  • Raphael Haeflinger / Christèle Hubert-Putaux (EUROGIP)
  • Marcus Hussing / Peter Paszkiewicz (DGUV)
  • Daniel Podgórski (CIOP-PIB)
  • Dirk Watermann / Angela Janowitz (KAN)


Abstract submission form