IPMA International Project Management Association
8 March 2017 / 9:51


Call for submissions:

The Project Management Research Workshop 2017 is a unique opportunity for the young researchers to present and discuss their research work in the context of an international conference and receive useful feedback for their further research.

During the workshop, Prof. Dr. Martina Huemann (associate editor of the International Journal of Project Management) and Prof. Dr. Anita Cerić (Engineering Project Organization Journal (EPOJ)) will conduct training on how-to-write for renewed project management journals.

The Workshop will be held on September 29, 2017 in Croatia, in the city of Poreč, a city with a thousand-year history, collocated with the main OTMC2017 conference (www.otmc2017.com), organized by Croatian Association for Project Management, IPMA, University of Zagreb and Croatian Association of Construction Management. The workshop provides a forum that facilitates interactions amongst PhD students, post-docs and young researchers, and thus stimulates feedback from more experienced researchers. Furthermore, besides the research workshop the OTMC2017 conference will host the IPMA Special Interest Group for Megaprojects.

We welcome submissions from PhD students, post-doc fellows and young researchers on their project management research at any stage of their research work.

Important Dates

  • Submission Site Open: March 6, 2017
  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2017
  • Notification: May 22, 2017
  • Camera-ready copy: June 22, 2017
  • Project Management Research Workshop: September 29, 2017

Therefore if you were in the early stages of your studies, the submission should clearly describe the problem on which you are focusing, explain why it is important, detail why the existing solutions are not sufficient, and give an outline of the new solutions that are pursued. If you are in the middle or close to completion, the submission should be more concrete in describing your contribution. In any case specify clearly what theoretical perspective you are taking and what the research process and the methodology you (plan to) apply.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions made by PhD students and young researchers should be submitted specifying the name of the supervisor (PhD, post-doc, research project), whose details are clearly marked on the paper (“supervised by”), under the author’s name.

The authors should submit their papers through the conference management system: link

The paper should be no longer than 4 pages (including references) and should be formatted according the same rules as for the OTMC2017 papers (link).

It is also fine if the specific parts of the thesis/research work have already been published or submitted for publication at OTMC2017 as the page limit of 4 pages do not constitute a duplicate submission to the conference.

Review Process:

The review and the decision of acceptance of the submission will be balanced by many factors. These include the quality of your proposal and where you are within your doctoral education / research experience. We also consider external factors, such as ensuring that as the candidates of the accepted papers exhibit a diversity of backgrounds and topics.

Candidates who have a clearly developed idea and who are formally considered by their institution to be working on their dissertation, and who benefit from the feedback gained in the Project Management Research Workshop to incorporate it in their dissertations will receive the strongest consideration.

Workshop Chairs

Martina Huemann, Professor at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna / Associate editor of the International Journal of Project Management ([email protected].at)

Anita Cerić, Professor at University of Zagreb/ Engineering Project Organization Journal (EPOJ) ([email protected])


Please contact the Workshop Chairs for further questions regarding the Project Management Research Workshop. For general inquiries, please contact the conference organizers at:

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Mladen Vukomanovic

Author of this post

In his every day job, Mladen works as Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb. He teaches Project Management and Construction Management at graduate and post-graduate courses. Holding a Ph.D. in Performance Management Systems in Project Environments, during the last ten years he published and presented on the global scene. His is particularly interested in: Performance management, Benchmarking, TQM, Strategic Management and Project Management Processes. He is the co-author of 4 books. Besides working for the university he is actively involved in IPMA. He has been member of the IPMA Council of Delegates (COD); he took part in IPMA Organizational Competence Baseline (OCB) and currently takes part in IPMA ICB/ICR 4.0 programme. He is a member of the IPMA President’s Advisory Group (PAG). Locally, he is the member of the Executive board of Croatian Association for Project Management (IPMA member).