Extension for Abstract Submissions

The publication date of the abstract results has been postponed to May 22, when the outcomes of the works will be announced.

1. Introductory words.

The XXIII World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) on the broad topic “Work In A Changing World: the Quest For Labour Rights and Social Justice” will take place in Rome on 17-20 September 2024 in the Auditorium “Parco della musica”. The world has changed significantly in the time passed since the last ISLSSL World Congress held in Turin in 2018. Covid, wars and political crises suffered by different countries had a strong impact on the world of work. Digitalization and globalization are the factors which still reshape regulations and challenge the social justice all over the world. The ISLSSL World Congress sets the objective to discuss those trends, share the results of the research or practical experience, to establish and
develop the research networks, to spread the information about the research initiatives, books or journals.

Working languages in the plenary sessions: English, French, Spanish – with simultaneous translation. The working language in the parallel sessions: English (or Spanish in the comparative law panels, with the slides in English), parallel sessions will be organized without translation.

2. The topics to cover.

The conference will be focused on 6 broad topics, each forming a session. Each session will be divided into several panels (subtopics). We call for the presentations of the abstracts of papers for the panels listed below. Also, we call for the proposals of the whole panels dedicated to one of the topics (1-6). The panel proposal should include at least 4 speakers and a moderator. Here is the list of topics and panels (subtopics):



1. The ways to achieve social justice in the world of work: current trends.

    1. EU norms on corporate reporting and due diligence: a new step towards decent work?
    2. Decent work and trade: FTA and GSP programs for decent work
    3. ESG agenda and decent work.
    4. UN Global Compact and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and UN SDGs as instruments to achieve social justice at work.
  • Your panel proposals

2. Digitalization, AI and employment.

    1. Labour law implications of digitalization and AI
    2. Issues of workplace privacy
    3. AI and collective labour relations
    4. Algorithmic management: a challenge or advantage
  • Your panel proposals

3. The new trends in the collective labour law.

    1. The right to strike and democracy
    2. Challenges to collective bargaining.
    3. New forms of employment and collective labour rights.
    4. Comparative collective labour law panel
  • Your panel proposals

4. Occupational health issues.

    1. The forms of state control over OSH and labour law compliance
    2. Psychosocial risks: a move forward to a better protection
    3. Work and disability
    4. OSH comparative research
  • Your panel proposals

5. Social protection systems: lessons learnt and new ideas.

    1. Closing the coverage gap (digital transformation, ageing population, public finance constraints)
    2. Addressing new risks, shocks and extreme events
    3. Protection of migrant workers
    4. Comparative research of social protection laws
  • Your panel proposals

6. Teaching Y generation: new approaches, methods and digital tools.

Your paper proposals

3. Format of participation.

Presentation of the abstract of a paper: An abstract of the paper should be 200-500 words, in English, please specify the topic (1-6) and the panel.

Panel Session: Panel sessions proposal should be dedicated to one of the topics (topics 1-6, see above) and comprise 4-6 papers from different countries and should appoint the moderator, one of the authors might be a moderator. The submission should include the abstracts of all the papers, respecting the requirements set above. The panels might be in English or Spanish.

Book or Journal Presentation, Presentation of research centres: The proposal should include the title of the book or a journal, the summary of the information which will be provided to the participants of the conference and the link to the journal, and appoint the speaker. Summary of the information about the book or the journal should be 100-500 words, in English.

The information about the research centres should be 100-500 words, in English, please include the title of the centre, the link to it, the information about the current projects.

4. Guidelines for submitting proposals.

All the proposals may only be submitted online, the detailed instructions for the submission will be provided soon. Abstracts submitted via e-mail will not be considered. The abstract text may not be longer than 500 words. The abstract of the paper should provide answers to these questions:

  • Why the research is important? 
  • What are the methods used? 
  • What are the results and conclusions?

Authors submitting the abstracts of papers need to select one of the topics under which they wish their abstract to be reviewed and a subtopic (see the list above). Except for the authors who submit the abstract under the topic “Teaching Y generation: new approaches, methods and digital tools”, where no panel sessions are foreseen, you need to specify only the topic.

Authors submitting the panel proposal need to choose only the topic.
Authors submitting proposals for the presentation of the books, journals don’t need to specify the topic.

5. Acceptance procedure.

  • Abstracts of papers will be accepted as either an oral presentation or as a virtual poster presentation.
  • Panel proposals and book/journal presentations might be accepted only for the oral presentations.
  • The presenting author must register and pay the participation fee once the abstract is accepted for an oral presentation or a virtual poster presentation, or once the panel proposal or a book/journal presentations proposals are accepted.

It is possible to participate in the conference without submitting any proposals, you need to register and pay the fee.

5. Deadlines.

The publication date of the abstract results has been postponed to May 22, when the outcomes of the works will be announced.

  • Proposal submission – 20th April, 2024
  • Acceptance notification – 15 May 2024
  • Payment of the conference fee for the presenters – by 1 July 2024

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