IPMA International Project Management Association


Croatian Association for Project Management – IPMA Hrvatska with International Project Management Association (IPMA) and regional IPMA Central, South-East Europe (SENET) network in cooperation with University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering and buildingSMART Croatia is proud to invite you to the 6th IPMA SENET Project Management Conference under the theme:

Digital Transformation and Sustainable Development in Project Management

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Digital transformation and strategic planning and approaches

  • Digital transformation and innovation strategy
  • Design thinking, customer and user needs and behaviour, problem solving
  • Regenerative and sustainable project goals, climate and green aspects
  • Data driven business models
  • Impact of digitalization in the public sector
  • Crowdsourcing and IT
  • Predictions and decision making

2. Digital transformation, competence development and education technologies

  • Transforming Education Systems
  • Opportunities and challenges of digital learning
  • IT Infrastructure and educational institutions
  • Development of novel technologies to facilitate teaching and learning
  • Digital skills

3. Digital transformation and managing project teams

  • Managing talents and competence
  • Changing organisational culture
  • Managing virtual teams
  • Project software, collaboration and intra/cross-team communication

4. Smart technologies, technical solutions, and artificial intelligence

  • Computational thinking
  • Machine learning
  • Data science
  • Automatization and robotics
  • Blockchain

Important submission dates:  

  • Abstract submission deadlines before Mar 15, 2022
  • Notification on abstracts’ acceptance from Apr 1, 2022
  • Payment of the early registration fee: May 1, 2022
  • Submission of conference papers May 31, 2022
  • Submission of revised papers from Jun 31, 2022
  • Final paper acceptance Jul 15, 2022
  • Cancellation without penalty: Sep 6, 2022
  • Conference: Sep 21 – 24, 2022

Authors are invited to submit abstracts written in English within 250 words relating to the conference topics. Abstracts should include the full title of the paper and provide a brief and comprehensive summary stating the purpose, content, and conclusions of the manuscript, supported by 3-7 key words.

All contributions must be of high quality, original and not published elsewhere, or submitted for publication during the review period. A programme committee will review all abstracts and, if accepted, each paper will be undergoing a double-blind review process. All papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings submitted for indexing in CPCI (WoS), CNKI and Google Scholar. 

Abstract and full papers can be submitted by registering to the SENET conference management system at https://www.conftool.pro/otmc2022 

All information about abstract and paper submission can be found at http://www.otmc-conference.com/ipma-senet/ or by e-mail at senet.papers@otmc-conference.com

Registration deadlines:  

  • EARLY REGISTRATION before May 1, 2022
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION from May 2 to Sep 20, 2022
  • ON-SITE REGISTRATION from Sep 19, 2022

Mark your calendars and make sure you do not miss the 6th SENET Conference. We are looking forward to seeing you in the ancient city of Cavtat (Dubrovnik), a city with over a two-thousand-year history.


IPMA SENET is a network of IPMA Member Associations from Central and South-East Europe that gathers project management professionals from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. It was established in the year of 2000 with the aim to support the exchange of experience and proven practices in project management, knowledge sharing on the latest trends and solutions of project management collected through research and practice, as well as to exchange the newest information about trends and encouraging development of project management profession in the region.

Digital transformations in organizations are becoming increasingly important in achieving innovation, competitiveness, growth and strengthening market position, requiring not only modernization of processes, but also a change in organizational culture and products/services around new digital capabilities. Their successful implementation is often associated with a significant amount of decision-making at the tactical level done by project managers who have to operate within the scope of their responsibilities and be well adapted to work in a rapidly changing and digital environment, while at the same time focusing on the strategy and continuously delivering value to customers.

Thus, the main goals of this conference are to:

  • endorse the development of the project management profession in the region
  • strengthen the cooperation among SENET countries in development of PM practices/profession
  • learn about the recent trends in project management
  • provide a closer connection between digital transformation and project management context, interpersonal relationships, education and practices
  • share experiences and practices suitable and proven in project management
  • present new ideas, concepts, methods and tools gathered through research or practice
  • provide stronger visibility of the project management profession in the region.