Call for Papers and Case Studies for May 2016 University of Maryland Project Management Symposium



UMD Project Management Center for Excellence Now Accepting Abstract Submissions for 3rd Annual Project Management Symposium

1 October 2015 – College Park, Md. USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence is now accepting abstract submissions for its 3rd Annual Project Management Symposium, taking place 12-13 May 2016 on the University of Maryland (UMD) campus in College Park, Maryland, USA.

151001-pmwj39-3rd-UMD LOGOIndividuals and organizations are invited to submit abstracts of papers and case studies to be included in program sessions for the symposium.  These papers and case studies should be of interest to project managers, consulting engineers and architects, construction managers, policy and agency personnel, and researchers and educators. The theme for the symposium will be “Turning Knowledge into Practice.”  Successful submissions should fit within this theme.

Abstracts for papers and case studies are sought in the following program and project management topic areas:

  • Agile/IT
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Construction management
  • Disaster management
  • Federal Programs
  • People in Projects
  • Education
  • Risk and Big Data
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Sustainability
  • PM Methodology

All abstracts must be submitted by Friday, December 4, 2015.

A preliminary agenda complete with a first look at some of next May’s featured speakers will be released in the coming months. Given last year’s high rate of paper submissions, interested parties are encouraged to submit papers for the 2016 Project Management Symposium well in advance of the December 4th deadline.

Note that all selected speakers will need to register for the two day symposium by March 1, 2016 at the speaker rate of $325.

Registration, call for papers, sponsorship and other information can be found on the conference website at http://pmsymposium.umd.edu/

Photos, videos of keynote presentations and proceedings from the highly successful 2015 symposium are now available online at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=887.

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.” Visit http://www.pm.umd.edu/.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence