Summer School 2018





Summer School 2018


The impact of electronic monitoring at work


The mission of this summer school is to improve the understanding of chances and risks of electronic monitoring at work. The aim is to better understand cutting edge tracking and monitoring technologies and their potential effects on health, motivation and performance. The summer school is reaching out for a better understanding of the potential impact on individuals, organizations and societies and contributing to innovations in monitoring technologies.

There will be a balanced mix of scientific and applied contents. Thus, presenters and invited keynotes will be both from academia and other organisations. The following, internationally renowned experts already agread on speaking at the event: Prof. Dr. Arnold Bakker, Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier, Prof. Dr. Sven Laumer, Dr. Julia Jonas, Dr. Diana Rus.

Our hosts Prof. Dr. Moser, Prof. Dr. Martin Abraham, and Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm warmly welcome you to Nuremberg, economic and cultural capital of Franconia.

Prof. Dr. Martin Abraham
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Empirical Sociology
Prof. Dr. Klaus Moser
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Organizational and Social Psychology
Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Economic Theory
Prof. Dr. Arnold Bakker
University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Job Demands and Job Recourses

A real chance to learn, grow and network

Interdisciplinary and personal: Science meets practise

In an interdisciplinary approach we will address the chances and risks of electronic monitoring in the context of work. Together we will develop perspectives for future research and ideas for an adequate design of tracking and tracing technologies.

The topics of the presentations, keynotes, and poster sessions are complementary and will include different analytical levels (individual, organisational, societal) as well as perspectives from different diciplines (sociological, legal, technological, psychological, economical). Additionally, experts from practise (e.g. data security experts) will participate in the summer school in order to foster the exchange of ideas about practically relevant topics and the dissemination of (first) results to practice.

Diverse and innovative presentation techniques and interactive elements will be used and tested: In addition to "classic" presentations and keynotes we will apply Pecha Kucha sessions, Bar Camp discussion, and Interactive Poster Sessions. Furthermore we will take part in a Lego Serious Play at JOSEPHS® innovation lab and attend the it-sa data security exposition and congress in Nuremberg.



Everybody knows what a paper presentation or a keynote is, but…

What’s an interactive poster? There will be four posters in each group introduced by a facilitator. Each presenter will have 5 minutes for the poster presentation. After the presentation, the facilitator will open the discussion with the audience.

What’s Pecha Kucha?  A presentation technique coming from the area of marketing and advertisment. Twenty slides are shown for twenty seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). This format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced. Here you find more about Pecha Kucha.



Submissions to the summer school could cover, but are not restricted to the following topics:

Empirical studies as well as theories concerning electronic monitoring at the workplace and implications for the health, motivation and performance of employees.

Research about the interaction of technology and individuals, organisations and societies.

Theoretical or empirical work that addresses the chances and risks of tracking and tracing of work including legal implications.

Design of innovative devices and tools for electronic monitoring and their potential.



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Contact Person

Dr. Colin Roth
Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Industrial/Organizational and
Social Psychology
Lange Gasse 20
90403 Nuremberg
Phone: +49 911 5302-259
Fax: +49 911 5302-243

Event Site

Museum der Bayerischen Metallwarenfabrik - BMF
Colonial Goods Museum
Wiesentalstraße 34
90419 Nürnberg