Call for Papers continues through 15 April 2013 for 27th IPMA World Congress on Project Management in Croatia



19 March 2013 – Zagreb, Croatia – The Call for Papers for the 27th IPMA World Congress on Project Management, announced in January, will continue through 15 April 2013.  Abstracts from prospective authors and presenters are welcome.  The 27th IPMA World Congress,  under the title “Finding Balance and Moving Forward” will be held from 30 September to 03 October 2013 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, at the beautiful Valamar Resort Babin Kuk.

The congress is being organized by IPMA and CAPM (the Croatian Association for Project Management – www.capm.hr), with the Civil Engineering Faculty of the University of Zagreb  www.grad.unizg.hr,  the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) – www.icoste.org and the “Baltazar Adam Krčelić” College of Business and Management (www.vspu.hr ) as co-organizers.

IPMA and CAPM invite project management experts, leaders, practitioners and professionals worldwide to take part in the 27th IPMA World Congress in 2013 and contribute to development of the project management profession. Abstracts for paper presentations at the 27th IPMA World Congress are invited, in one of the following topic areas:

  •     Balance in Projects, Business, the Environment and Needs of Societies
  •     Balancing Project Management: Further Training & Professional Development
  •     Best Practices in Project, Programme, Portfolio Management: Balancing Towards Success
  •     Cost Engineering and Project Management
  •     Mega Projects and Complex Cost Management
  •     Project Management Challenges in the EU
  •     Project Management Contributions to Developments in the Tourism Sector
  •     Project Management Directions in the Public Sector
  •     Balancing of Competences within Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
  •     Balancing of Diversity in Project Management
  •     Executive’s Perspective of Balanced Portfolios of Projects and Programmes
  •     Theory meets Practice: Insights from research, moving practice forward
  •     Tools and Methods in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

There are two types of submission; academic and professional papers. Academic papers will undergo a double-blind peer review (first abstract, followed by full paper) and indexed in relevant academic databases. Professional papers (first abstract, followed by full paper or/and presentation) will undergo review of the Congress Professional Panel and will not be indexed in relevant academic databases.  Selected professional papers may, however, be published in the PM World Journal.  Information for prospective authors can be found at http://www.ipma2013.hr/speakerszone.aspx

Important dates for abstracts and paper submissions include the following:

  • January 22, 2013 – Author registration opened
  • February 1, 2013 – Call for papers posted
  • April 15, 2013 – Abstracts acceptance closes
  • June 15, 2013 – Paper acceptance and author registration close
  • July 15, 2013 – Papers due to congress team
  • September 15, 2013 – Schedule to be posted

Plan to visit the City of Dubrovnik, the historical republic from 1358-1808 http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr, whose cultural monuments still bear witness to projects from past centuries.  The Chair of the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is Mladen Radujković. The congress program director is Mladen Vukomanovic.  Visit the 2013 congress website at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2011 and 2012 is Mr Roberto Mori. The president-elect for 2013-2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic. For more information about IPMA, navigate to www.ipma.ch or contact Stacy Goff at [email protected]

Source: IPMA