Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Inaugural "Virtual World Tour" scheduled for december

28.11.2018

Livestream to shed light on work carried out by 12 renowned labor research institutes around the globe

On December 4–5, Fraunhofer IAO is staging a global dialog on tomorrow’s world of work. Organized to mark the culmination of Science Year 2018, this inaugural virtual world tour will spend 24 hours visiting selected labor research institutes around the globe in order to showcase the latest research on future working environments.


Foto: Ludmilla Parsyak ©

Fraunhofer IAO

This will offer an overview of the current discourse in this field worldwide and reveal where research is still needed. On this basis, it will then be possible to draw up an international knowledge map.

Start of an international dialog on the future of work

The inaugural virtual world tour will accompany the 2018 Work Research Conference. From midday on December 4 to midday on December 5 (Central European Time), a total of 12 institutes around the world will be inviting interested viewers to learn more about their differing approaches – in a range of markets and from a variety of scientific perspectives – to future changes in the working environment.

The virtual world tour will mirror the key topics of the workshop sessions at the 2018 Work Research Conference in Stuttgart. Twelve leading research organizations from Australia, Japan, Taiwan and countries in South America, the USA and Europe will present their view of how the world of work is set to change in the future as well as showcase their latest research.

A key aim of the virtual world tour will be to help inaugurate a more intensive international dialog on the future of the world of work. In turn, this will reveal where more research is needed and thereby enable the creation of an international knowledge map.

Global livestream of the virtual world tour

The virtual world tour will be launched on December 4, just before midday, by Dr. Otto Fritz Bode from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A live link to the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland will offer delegates of the 2018 Work Research Conference at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the transmission studio, which is based in Frankfurt am Main.

The livestream will start at midday with the first of 12 sessions, each of which is scheduled to last two hours. Sessions will feature a variety of formats designed to provide Internet viewers with a glimpse of the way in which researchers from around the world view the future of the world of work.

The livestream is likely to attract viewers from right around the globe, since participating research institutes are to publicize it in their own country as well as provide links via their own digital channels and social networks. For those unable or unwilling to follow the livestream right around the clock, all of the sessions will also be available for viewing on demand.

Closing session from the Future Work Lab in Stuttgart

The last of the 12 sessions will take place in Stuttgart, from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, on December 5, in the Future Work Lab of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO.

The Future Work Lab is an innovative space designed to provide companies, industrial associations and employees with an immersive experience of how the digitalized world of industrial work will look and feel in the future.

It features concrete Industrie 4.0 applications together with information on skills development and the current state of labor research. In addition, it also offers application scenarios designed to inspire companies to innovate in their particular field of business. Participants of the Work Research Conference in Stuttgart will have an opportunity to visit the Future Work Lab on December 5.

Originalpublikation:

https://www.iao.fraunhofer.de/lang-en/press-and-media/latest-news/1407-inaugural...

Juliane Segedi | Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

More articles from Event News:

nachricht Top-class programme at the ROS-Industrial Conference 2018
23.11.2018 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung IPA

nachricht Optical Coherence Tomography: German-Japanese Research Alliance hosted Medical Imaging Conference
19.11.2018 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT

All articles from Event News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: A golden age for particle analysis

Process engineers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a method which allows the size and shape of nanoparticles in dispersions to be determined considerably quicker than ever before. Based on gold nanorods, they demonstrated how length and diameter distributions can be measured accurately in just one step instead of the complicated series of electron microscopic images which have been needed up until now. Nanoparticles from precious metals are used, for example, as catalysts and contrast agents for diagnosing cancer. The results have been published in the renowned journal Nature Communications (doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07366-9).

Even in the Middle Ages, gold particles were used to create vibrant red and blue colours, for example to illustrate biblical scenes in stained glass windows....

Im Focus: Successful second round of experiments with Wendelstein 7-X

The experiments conducted from July until November at the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald have achieved higher values for the density and the energy content of the plasma and long discharge times of up to 100 seconds – record results for devices of the stellarator type. Meanwhile, the next round of the step-by-step upgrading of Wendelstein 7-X has begun. It is to equip the device for greater heating power and longer discharges. Wendelstein 7-X, the world’s largest fusion device of the stellarator type, is to investigate the suitability of this configuration for use in a power plant.

During the course of the step-by-step upgrading of Wendelstein 7-X, the plasma vessel was fitted with inner cladding since September of last year.

Im Focus: New process discovered: Mere sunlight can be used to eradicate pollutants in water

Advances in environmental technology: You don’t need complex filters and laser systems to destroy persistent pollutants in water. Chemists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a new process that works using mere sunlight. The process is so simple that it can even be conducted outdoors under the most basic conditions. The chemists present their research in the journal “Chemistry - a European Journal”.

The chemists at MLU rely on electrons moving freely in water, so-called hydrated electrons, to degrade dissolved pollutants.

Im Focus: Ultracold quantum mix

The experimental investigation of ultracold quantum matter makes it possible to study quantum mechanical phenomena that are otherwise hardly accessible. A team led by the Innsbruck physicist Francesca Ferlaino has now succeeded for the first time in mixing quantum gases of the strongly magnetic elements Erbium and Dysprosium and creating a dipolar quantum mixture.

Only a few years ago it seemed unfeasible to extend the techniques of atom manipulation and deep cooling in the ultracold regime to many-valence-electron...

Im Focus: First diode for magnetic fields

Innsbruck quantum physicists have constructed a diode for magnetic fields and then tested it in the laboratory. The device, developed by the research groups led by the theorist Oriol Romero-Isart and the experimental physicist Gerhard Kirchmair, could open up a number of new applications.

Electric diodes are essential electronic components that conduct electricity in one direction but prevent conduction in the opposite one. They are found at the...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Inaugural "Virtual World Tour" scheduled for december

28.11.2018 | Event News

Top-class programme at the ROS-Industrial Conference 2018

23.11.2018 | Event News

Optical Coherence Tomography: German-Japanese Research Alliance hosted Medical Imaging Conference

19.11.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

A golden age for particle analysis

28.11.2018 | Life Sciences

Inaugural "Virtual World Tour" scheduled for december

28.11.2018 | Event News

Optics and laser components out of the printer

28.11.2018 | Machine Engineering

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>