IPMA International Project Management Association

Call for Papers for the 8th IPMA Research Conference – “Projects as arena for self-organizing”

The conference will go in parallel with a DACH-Forschungswerkstatt (German-language Research Conference) and jointly celebrate the keynote presentations and the social events at Berlin.


» Developments, potentials and application areas of self-organizing
» Self-organizing principles and their practical application in projects
» Motivation and capabilities of individuals towards self-organization
» Teamwork in an agile context – potentials, boundaries, pitfalls!
» Leadership – Agile, situational or even undesirable?
» Prerequisites and success factors for self-organized projects
» The importance of mindset, culture and working atmosphere
» Megaprojects and self-organization. A contradiction?
» Self-organizing in the age of the Gig Economy

Call for Papers
Each paper for the IPMA Research Conference should be a full paper, with an abstract of between 150 and 200 words and a total length of up to 6,000 words. A template is available for download on the conference website. Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific Committee. A prerequisite for publication of the paper is that at least one of the authors participates in the 8th IPMA Research Workshop and presents the paper there. Each author can submit a maximum of two papers.

To register to the 8th IPMA Research Conference and to submit papers click HERE

A template for submitted works is available HERE

Accepted papers will be presented by the author(s) during the conference and published in a book by Springer. Additionally, “Best Paper Prizes” will be awarded during the IPMA Research Award Gala on September 10th

Important dates:

* Deadline for submission: April 24th, 2020
* Notification of acceptance: June 15th, 2020
* Camera-ready material for publication: July 5th, 2020
* Registration deadline for authors: July 5th, 2020
* Early registration deadline for non-authors: August 1st, 2020
* Conference:  September 10-11st, 2020

For further information, please contact researchconference@ipma.world

You can download the pdf version of this Call for Paper HERE

Dr Ding Ronggui, IPMA Research Coordinator Chair of the Scientific Committee – 8th IPMA Research Conference
Dr Helmut Klausing, GPM President Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee – 8th IPMA Research Conference