Call for Papers for AIPM National Project Management Conference


12 May 2014 – Sydney, Australia – The Call for Papers for the annual national conference of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has been issued and will continue until 9 July 2014. The 2014 AIPM national conference under the theme “Delivering Benefits and Values” will be held during 12-15 October 2014 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Information about the conference can be found at http://www.aipm2014.com.au./

140512-pmwj23-call-IMAGEIndustry and Academic papers are invited to be submitted for presentation at the AIPM National 2014 Conference.  Presentations can be in the form of case studies on projects demonstrating best practice, innovation, or future challenges in a world full of opportunity and change.

The AIPM National 2014 Conference is seeking papers relevant to the following sub-themes:

  1. Social and corporate responsibility; Environment, Sustainability, Community Engagement and Ethics – Does the project management practice have a conscience and a soul? Issues, trends and case studies in environmental projects, sustainability, engagement with community, and professional ethics.
  1. People in Project Management: Career Development, Professional Standards, Professional Development, Learning and Achievement – What do we look like as professionals to our own community of practice and others? Issues, trends in case studies in areas covering the range of standards we develop to shape ourselves and the profession; career paths that are shaped and followed, professional learning and development, and instances of outstanding achievement recognition of individual practitioners. This stream will also include an alumni meeting for AIPM certified practitioners at all levels.
  1. Humanitarian, remote, regional and rural – How are we servicing underprivileged and distant communities? Case studies, issues and trends in humanitarian projects, and case studies, issues and trends in delivering projects in remote, regional and rural communities. Projects embracing geographic, topographic and weather challenges.
  1. Project Methods, Tools and Systems – What are the changes and emerging trends in the tools we use at the coalface? Changes and trends in project methodologies, project functions and methods, the processes and tools we use, and the supporting systems we use to plan and manage our project environment, including the support of virtual teams.
  1. The future of project management, research, trends, new developments – What major opportunities exist in the future and where can we make improvements in project management? Academic and industry research focussed on understanding current and extrapolating this understanding to address future issues and requirements for the discipline.
  1. Organisational Issues: Trends in Project Management Maturity, Organisational Change, Project Governance and Organisational Culture – How are our organisations addressing and using project management at all levels? Methods and trends in organisational project management maturity, case studies of organisational change projects, governance embracing portfolio, program and project management, development of sponsor skills, observations on best practice in project governance, and the importance of developing and sustaining an effective project management working culture. This stream will also include an alumni meeting of AIPM National 2014 Conference PMAA Awards.
  1. Project Management without Borders; International Projects, Philanthropic Projects, the International Professional Community, engagement with IPMA and the APFPM – What do we know about global projects and about the international community of practice? Issues, trends and case studies in the delivery of international projects, international project management professional standards, the AIPM experience in engaging with the International Project Management Association and the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management. This stream will also address philanthropic projects.
  1. Commercial, Contractual and Legal – How are we handling the challenges or red tape, contracts and agreements?  Trends, issues and case studies in achieving better commercial outcomes from our projects, and the way that we manage our projects through contract types. Legislative and legal matters affecting the delivery of projects such as issues covering civil law and contract law.
  1. Industry Sector Specific Application of Project Management – What are we learning in industry specific areas? Trends, issues and case studies in the application of project management in industry and sector-specific situations. Examples of project management delivery in environments including but not limited to: Banking and Finance, Aviation/Aerospace/Defence Infrastructure, Engineering and Construction, Telecommunications and IT, Health and Health Services, Education and Training, Transportation and Logistics’ Environmental and Sustainment, Energy and Utilities, Mining and Resources Sector.

Presentations can be in the form of case studies on innovative investments, practices or alternative projections. Participants will be able to submit their abstract under the following categories:

  • Oral Presentation – Academic Papers and Industry Papers may be either 45 minutes or 90 minutes in length.
  • Academic Papers – Academics are invited to submit an abstract (150-250 words) and, if accepted, the full paper will be subject to double-blind peer review. Maximum paper length is 3000 words, excluding references. Papers will be published online with an ISBN number.
  • Industry Papers – Practitioners are invited to submit an abstract and, if accepted, a PowerPoint presentation must be submitted. Please click here to submit your industry abstract.
  • Workshop Presentation – This is for Academics or practitioners who wish to develop professional development workshops. Facilitators will be allocated 90 minutes for workshop presentations. Authors must submit their workshop details based on one of the below mentioned themes.

Deadline for submissions is 9 July 2014.  For further information, visit http://www.aipm2014.com.au./index.php/full-papers.

All successful presenters must register and pay the appropriate registration fee for the conference to have their abstracts published. The invitation to submit a paper or abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no presenter fee is paid to successful participants.

Registration to attend the AIPM National 2014 Conference is now open and available. Click here.

Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers’ Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years.  AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors.  AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism.  AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More about AIPM at www.aipm.com.au.

Source: AIPM