University Forum for Human Resource Development Conference 2024
Human Resources Development in a Digital Age
Maria José Sousa (PhD in Management with Habilitation in Management and Public Management) is Pro-Rector, a professor and a research fellow at ISCTE/Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.
Complementary Conference Places
The following UFHRD Officers should be provided with a complementary place at the Conference (including Gala Dinner): Honorary Treasurer, Executive Secretary, President
The conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, and that volume will be available online.
Furthermore, we aim at publishing one Special Issues with the best papers. Potential journals among others are European Journal of Training and Development, Human Resources Development International, Personnel Review, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Human Resource Development Review and Journal of Service Research.
The streams and stream leaders will have no changes in the UFHRD 24 Conference.
A stream about Digital Influence in Human Resources Development will be added to receive broadband contributions on the topic, and lead by Maria José Sousa.
The keynotes speakers will be invited in January 2024, and there will be 3 international keynotes and 3 national keynotes speakers. For the international keynotes I will intend to invite Professor Peter Totterdil, Professor Mathew Hughes, and Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke. The national keynotes probably will be Miguel Pina e Cunha, Carla Caracol and Henrique Duarte.
In line with the UFHRD conferences principles, only the abstracts are reviewed. Stream leaders will be selected according to their publications in the stream areas. The stream leaders will delegate two referees per abstract.
Abstracts will be ranked from 1 (minimum) to 5 (maximum) according to the following: significance/contribution to the HRD field; aim and purpose clear; theoretical foundations, appropriate methodology/analytical techniques; conclusions/likely conclusions; quality of paper presentation; relevance of paper to conference themes.
The authors will be notified of the rating and of the decision – Accept, minor revisions, major revisions, reject.
They should stress and sum up the paper’s importance, theoretical base, research purpose, research question, implications for practice, and conclusions.
Papers (maximum 6000 words) should comply with the following set of rules: Use single-spaces, and Arial 12-point font. Use margins (left, right, top and bottom) of 2.5cm. Justify each paragraph fully. Begin with an Arial 14-point font title. Follow up with a short 200 words abstract. Indicate up to 6 keywords. Use between 5000 and 6000 words in the text. Do not use more than three levels of heading and use the numbering convention: 1 Heading 1.1 Heading 1.1.1 Heading. Italic is accepted as well as bulleted or numbered lists. Figures and tables should be placed as close to their reference point in the text as possible. All figures and tables must have titles and must be referenced from within the text. Avoid colour diagrams as the proceedings will be printed in black and white. Images must be inserted as picture files (.gif, .jpg, .bmp, .pct, .png, .psd). References should follow the APA referencing style.
The timing of announcements is included in the conference timeline. Papers and abstracts will be submitted to the conference online EasyChair System.