New technologies & work

An exercise in long-range scientific inquiry

Since 1983, an international, interdisciplinary group of academics and practitioners have been meeting and working together each year in order to develop concepts and methods to address individual, organizational and societal risks created by technological development. Learn more…


  • The topic of the 2025 workshop, to be organized in January, will be Enough of working in silos: how do leaders, regulators, investigators, and practitioners work together?. Godparents will be Siri Wiig, Catherine Calderwood, Teemu Reiman.
  • The SpringerBrief Climate Change and Safety in High-Risk Industries associated with the 2023 workshop has now been published.
  • September 2022: the topic of the 2022 workshop is Meeting the challenges of climate change and safety in high-risk industries

Safety of high-technology systems

Workshops have covered a wide range of topics including human error, accident investigation, training, distributed decision-making and management. While the original activities of NeTWork began with a wide coverage of sub-themes, recent work has focused more specifically on a theme of great scientific and social significance: the safety of high technology systems and the role of human contribution to either failure or resilience of high-hazard systems.

Knowledge transfer to stakeholders

In order to facilitate dissemination of the knowledge produced by NeTWork activities to the academic community and to decision-makers, each workshop has led to the publication of either a book or a special issue of an academic journal.