Interim Conference of the International Sociological Association: Abstract Deadline

Den intrenasjonale sosiologiforeninga arrangerer konferanse på HiOA med tittelen: “Change in Professions and Professionalism – Signs and Directions”.

Place: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Date and time: Thursday 8. June 2017 9:00 –  Saturday 10. June 2017 12:45

More information:
«We invite papers which address professions and professionalism focusing on either a single professional group and country or based on a comparative perspective. The proposal should include preferable session (see below), a title, an abstract of no more than 250 words and your contact details.

Please submit your proposal by email to the conference organizer Jens-Christian Smeby ( and cc to Helena Serra ( The deadline is 15 January 2017.


1. Theories and Concepts for Professional Change: criticism and suggestions

2. The Changing Nature of Professional Knowledge

3. On conditions, processes and logics for welfare sector professionals’ professional development

4. Creating sustainable health professional workforces in changing societies: which way forward to improve governance and management?

5. How professional groups can contribute to changing public services

6. Changing forms of professionalism: reconstructing the link between professions and organisations

7. Science and professions

8. What new direction in dentists’ professionalization?

9. Changes in Professions and in Higher Education

10. The demise of professions: Do professional groups have a future?

11. Professionalisation of the Public Sector in the Global South

12. Professional commitments to innovations in contexts of work

13. Globalization of Professions and Professional Role Performance:  Conceptual Frameworks and Empirical Reality

14. The Impact of Digitalization on Professionalism

15. Professions and consumers in the market of green innovation

16. Changing professions and professionalism, changing routines?«