13th AOWI Conference in Kassel

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Research Contributions of the IAW


The 13th conference of the sections for Work, Organizational and Business Psychology as weel as Engineering Psychology of the German Psychological Society was held in Kassel from September 12 to 15. The conference motto Proactive adaptation to a changing world of work" was discussed in a series of keynotes and a number of exciting symposia against the background of current psychological research findings.

The IAW was represented by Matthias Arend, Sebastian Pütz, Christina Mayer and Fabian Willemsen with a total of three research presentations. The presentations provided insights into scientific findings from the Cluster of Excellence Internet of Production and the research projects LUTZ as well as KI-LIAS and VoBAKI. The IAW contributions addressed research results on capturing the mental state of workers interacting with highly automated systems, on shared leadership and its influence on productivity and satisfaction of team members, and on relevant factors that organizations should consider when introducing AI applications.

We thank you for the excellent organization and the opportunity for many inspiring insights and discussions.

The cluster of excellence Internet of Production is funded by the DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) in the context of the Excellence Initiative – EXC-2023 Internet of Production (Project number: 390621612).

The project LUTZ is financed with funding provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) under the “Future of work” programme (funding number: 02L18B535) and implemented by the Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA).

The project KI-LIAS is funded by the BMAS – Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales (German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) – as part of the INQA – Initiative Neue Qualität der Arbeit (New Quality of Work Initiative).

The research project VoBAKI is funded within the scope of the program to promote joint industrial research by the BMWK – Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action) via the AiF – Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen e. V. (German Federation of Industrial Research Associations).