We are happy to invite submissions for the Symposium “Behaviour Change and the Future of Work” that will take place at  the UCD Geary Institute Seminar Room on Friday the 7th of October, 2022.

Aims: The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers from the behavioural sciences (e.g., economics, psychology, cognitive science, human computer interaction) to discuss new research and developments in behaviour change technologies that are relevant to the workplace. We invite researchers to showcase their work and to discuss novel research for identifying, understanding, and modifying people’s behaviours in ways that can be applied to workplaces.

Keynote speakers: We are very pleased to announce that Professor Anna Cox from University College London Interaction Centre and Dr Sean Rintel from Microsoft Research Cambridge will be the keynote speakers.

Registration: https://forms.gle/pyJhMM7caeSTHzfd7

Preliminary Schedule

09:15 – 09:30:   Welcome

09:30 – 10:30:   Keynote by Dr Sean Rintel (Microsoft Research Cambridge) on “Whose behaviour; whose change? Choosing the future of enterprise real-time team collaboration.”

10:30 – 11:00:   Maha Riad (UCD) on “Norms and Objectives Alignment in Workplaces after COVID-19 Pandemic”

11:00 – 11:30:   Coffee

11:30 – 12:00:   Sandrine Peraldi (UCD) on “‘Interactional Variation Online’ (IVO): Corpus Approaches to analysing virtual meetings in the workplace”

12:00 – 12:30:  Benjamin R. Cowan (UCD) on “Bridging social distance during social distancing: Exploring social talk and remote collegiality in video conferencing”

12:30 – 13:30:   Lunch

13:30 – 14:30:   Keynote by Professor Anna Cox (University College London Interaction Centre) on “The end of the active workbreak? Designing a behaviour change intervention for the new future of work”

Arrangements: There is no participation fee and we will cover lunch and coffee/tea for the event. We are optimistically planning to hold the event in-person while continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation. If required, we may switch to an online or hybrid format.

This symposium is organised by the UCD Behavioural Science and Policy Group, the Stirling Behavioural Science Centre, and the Human Computer Interaction (HCI@UCD). We are thankful to the UCD Seed Funding grant and the Royal Society of Edinburgh for funding the event.

Contact: Please submit your papers at https://forms.gle/pyJhMM7caeSTHzfd7 or contact diego.garaialde@ucd.ie if you have any questions.

The organising committee:

Diego Garaialde (University College Dublin), Leonhard Lades (University College Dublin)