13th and 14th January, 2020, MUMBAI

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The International Conference on “Future of Work, Workforce and Workplace” is an initiative of WeSchool supported by AICTE and is scheduled on 13th-14th January, 2020 in Mumbai. The conference envisions offering an excellent opportunity for researchers, academicians, scholars, practicing Managers and Business & Industry leaders from across the world to interact, share their thoughts, experiences and present their ideas on the chosen theme. The conference is also envisaged as a platform for the industry to showcase their ongoing research and development initiatives, related to the conference theme. This alignment is of increasing importance not just for India but any other nation whose delegates are participating in any capacity- be it as Paper presenters, panelists or audience- and hence will generate many opportunities to fortify IndustryAcademia linkages.

Further, this will provide a forum for sharing, exchanging views and knowledge on the challenges and opportunities that have arisen/will arise in the context of fast-paced Technological Innovation leading to the disruption of business models and even social structures. The conference will encompass the widest footprint, including AI, Robotics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, VR, IOT and Cognitive Computing. The deliberations would, inter alia, focus on the leading trends of more and more number of jobs becoming vulnerable- fueled by the above Automation platforms. Deliberations on the rise of Big Data, Digitalization & explosion in contingent workforce would also be engaged with.

Conference Mentor


Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe heads Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) as its Group Director.An ‘Edupreneur’, ‘thought leader’ and a ‘turnaround specialist’, Dr. Salunkhe’s passion for leadership, design thinking and innovation has helped WeSchool carve itself a niche in the space of management education. He has extensive years of experience both in the academia & corporate world and recipient of several awards. He has the distinction of being the recipient of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, USA which identifies, empowers and links leaders across the globe.

Registration Details

Important Dates
Last Date of Submission of Extended Abstract (min 1000 words) 30th November, 2019
Notification of acceptance of Extended Abstract 7th December, 2019
Last date for submission of full paper 15th December, 2019
Last date for Registration 31st December, 2019
Paper Submission
Registration Fee
Research Scholars / Students 1000 INR
Academicians 2000 INR
Industry Delegate 3000 INR
Paper presented In Absentia 2000 INR
International Delegates 100 USD
Non Author Participation 1500 INR
*GST will be chargeable @18% and added to Basic Registration Fees. Charges do not include accommodations.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth

Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing Goizueta Business School Emory University, USA Dr. Sheth is an American Psychological Association Fellow and past President of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR). He is also a Fellow of the American Marketing Association and the Academy of Marketing Science. Among his past and present accolades, Dr. Sheth was the recipient of the Viktor Mataja Medal from the Austrian Research Society in Vienna (1977) and the 1989 Outstanding Marketing Educator Award from the Academy of Marketing Science. In 1991 and again in 1999, Dr. Sheth was also recognized as the "Marketing Educator of the Year" by Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI).

Guidelines for Extended Abstract


  1. The title of the paper should be no longer than 12-14 words.
  2. The abstract should clearly indicate the purpose of research. Word limit for extended abstract is 1,000-2,500 words, including charts, figures and tables. References are not included in the word limit. At least 3 to 6 keywords should be there in abstract.

Guidelines for extended abstract

  1. The Extended Abstract will contain-Abstract, keywords, authors' details, Introduction, Objectives, Research Methodology, Result and discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (optional) and references.
  2. An abstract of about 200 words,
  3. 3 to 6 keywords
  4. Affiliation of author should contain author name, author's designation, affiliation, organisation, email, phone.
  5. References, listed at the end of the text (APA style)
  6. The formatting guidelines-
    • Page Size- A4 with 1 inch margins for all sides, whole data in one column
    • Single line spacing. No spacing in paragraph
    • Whole content should be in "Times New Roman"
    • Title of the Paper- Upper Case- 14 font size, bold, centered,
    • Author names- 10, bold, Centered,
    • Authors' Affiliation- 9, centered,
    • Abstract and keyword- 9,
    • Main paper - 10, forced alignment
    • Headers of the sections- 11, bold.
    • Subtitles- 10, bold
    • Titles to tables and figures-8, bold
    • References- 8, bold

Guidelines for Full Paper

  1. An abstract of about 200 words,
  2. 3 to 6 keywords.
  3. Affiliation of author should contain of author/authors describing designation, affiliation, organisation, email, phone.
  4. References, listed at the end of the text (APA style)
  5. The formatting guidelines -
    • Page Size- A4 with 1 inch margins for all sides
    • Single line spacing . No spacing in paragraph
    • Whole content should be in "Times New Roman"
    • Title of the Paper- Upper Case- 14 font size, bold, centered, one column
    • Author names- 10, bold, Centered, one column
    • Authors' Affiliation- 9, centered, one column
    • Abstract and keyword- 9, one column
    • Main paper- 10, two column, forced alignment
    • Headers of the sections- 11, bold.
    • Subtitles- 10, bold
    • Titles to tables and figures- 8, bold
    • References- 8, bold
  6. A declaration to the effect that the work is original and it has not been published earlier.

Conference Venue


  1. The link for payment of the registration fees is
  2. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea, snacks, and conference kit.
  3. The registration fee does not include accommodation. If the participants wish, we can assist the them to find accommodation at the participants cost.
  4. The registration fee is nonrefundable under any circumstances.
  5. We shall send you the google map coordinates a week before the conference to reach our campus easily and safely.
  6. The shortlisted full papers shall be forwarded to journals for further processing. The publication in the journals is subject to the review process of the respective journals. The acceptance for conference presentation does not guarantee the publication of paper in journals. But, all papers will be published in conference proceedings.
  7. The selected full papers with further review may be selected to publish in Aweshkar, WE school’s research journal subject to the consent of the authors.
  8. In case of multiple authors, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and the rest of the authors will get a certificate. Additional copies of the conference proceedings can be purchased at a reasonable price.
  9. Every participant has to register for the conference if they want to attend the conference.
  10. We would wish all the authors to register for the event and attend it at our Mumbai campus for a better conference experience and networking opportunities. But, we have also made arrangements for a live conference participation from our Bangalore campus as well through video conference technology.
  11. presentations are not allowed from any other location other than our Mumbai and Bangalore campuses.
  12. Presentation of papers in absentia is allowed after making the full registration by paying the prescribes conference fees. They will also get certificates, proceedings and conference kit.
  13. The final schedule of conference program, track details, presentation sequence etc. will be part of the conference kit. The kit will be given when the authors report to the conference on the morning of 13th January 2020.
  14. Authors who would like to make only presentation and does not wish their papers to be published may do so by informing the conference committee well in advance.
  15. For any further assistance / clarifications, please do visit our website or call one of the following numbers
    Dr. Ragini Jadhav – 8080774430
    Prof. Dr. D. Narasimha Murthy - 9972709988

Call for Papers and Themes

Prospects, Challenges and Strategies for Marketing domain
Scoping the Forces Disrupting Marketing across Industries User Experience (Consumer Experience Management)
Consumer Engagement Sustainable Marketing Practices
Customer Service Management Comparative Strategies in the context of Future of Work
Brand Management Sustainable Competitive and Comparative Strategies in the context of Future of Work
Customer Relationship Management
Prospects, Challenges and Strategies for Operations domain
Scoping the Forces Disrupting Operations across Industries Automation and Digitalisation
Distribution/Logistic & SCM Emerging Trends in Inventory Management
Drivers and Challenges in the deployment of Intelligent technologies Robotic Process Automation and Cognitive Automation: Next Practices
Prospects, Challenges and Strategies for Finance domain
Scoping the Forces Disrupting Forces disrupting roles of CFOs/Financial Managers - Risk management for Future of the Work
Operations across Industries Sustainable Financial & Accounting Practices
Anticipating corporate risks Sharing Economy and its implication for BFSI
Building agility across Finance functions Scenario Planning
Financial Distress Impact of Regulatory Compliances
Impact of Technology
Prospects, Challenges and Strategies for IT domain
Cyber security Next Generation Network
Analytics and AI/ML/Robotics Technology 's Role in Communication Management
Computational intelligence Sustainable IT and IT Enabled Practices in the Future of Work
Prospects, Challenges and Strategies for HR domain
Government/Policy Implications of Automation of Work Prospects and challenges in Building Lifelong learning capabilities to grapple with "future of work" for Individuals
Policy Implications of Increase in contractual Work Role of stakeholders in building the Workforce of Future: Government, Educational Institute, Industry associations, Corporates, NPOs, Labour agencies etc.
New Wage Models for Humans working alongside machines Sustainable HR Practices in the Future of Work
Skills Requirement to meet New age challenges Social Justice and wellbeing
Role of Education in helping workforce transition to meet the digital and automated future of work

Organizining Committee

Sr. No. Name of the Members Designation Email - ID
1 Prof. Dr. Narasimha Murthy Dean-Marketing Area & Research
2 Prof. Dr.Vaishali Patil Associate Dean-Research & Publications & Information Technology
3 Prof. Dr. Jitendra Mishra Dean-Strategic Initiatives
4 Prof. Vijayan Pankajakshan Dean-HR, CHRO, Head-CMC
5 Prof. Dr. Garima Sharma Professsor-HR&Research
6 Prof. Dr. Archana Ghatule Professor - Research and Information Technology
7 Prof. Dr. Kiran G. Associate Professor-Marketing
8 Dr. Sandeep Bhavsar Head-Learning Resource Centre
9 Dr. Ruchi Singh Assistant Professor-Rural Mgt & Research
10 Prof. Ranjitha G.P. Asst. Professor-Marketing
11 Prof. Alex Nero Asst. Professor-Operations
12 Mrs. Chitralekha Kumar Asst. Professor-Research
13 Dr. Ragini Jadhav Reserach Associate
14 Mrs. Shruti Mangaonkar Senior Manager Quality Systems & Research

Contact Us

Conference Contacts

Dr. D.N.Murthy

99727 09988

Dr.Vaishali Patil

98217 57231

Conference Secretariat

Dr. Ragini Jadhav

80807 74430

Dr. Ranjitha Puttaraju

81298 52479

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