Forthcoming project management events and links

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

ISSN: 1753-8378

Article publication date: 13 September 2011



(2011), "Forthcoming project management events and links", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 4 No. 4.



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Forthcoming project management events and links

Article Type: Forthcoming project management events and links From: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Volume 4, Issue 4

Useful general links

For readers who either supervise research students, or are researchers, the Australian Digital Thesis Library is a highly useful resource. The home page of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) web site leads you to the various Australian university libraries that contains hundreds if not thousands of doctoral theses; it is of immense value in providing examples of PhDs, DBAs and DPMs theses, etc. from across a wide range of disciplines, many highly relevant to the PM discipline.

Another useful organisation for those engaged in doctorates is The European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). This organisation has created a web site that is intended to promote the European job market for business academic positions: see the web site: One section of their web site is devoted to job candidates, they will have to enter their names and profiles (including CVs, areas of expertise, papers) where they can make themselves available for consideration for educational institutions. Another section is for the institutions where they will indicate the assistant professorship positions (one or more) that they plan to open (field, starting date, possibly information about the contract, e.g. salary). Demands and applications can be in any area of the business academic community. EISM holds a range of events including doctoral symposia and meetings.

Conferences for 2012

The happy projects’11 conference: “Projects and Corporate Social Resposnibility” will take place in Vienna in May. This conference is Austria’s largest international conference on project management and offers a huge variety of presentations, panel discussions and different streams for practitioners as well as students and academics. One part of the happy projects conference is the international student paper award for master and PhD students. For more information about the conference and the award please contact: or visit the homepage:

EURAM 2012 is always an interesting conference that spans many areas of management with a special track in project management. In 2012, it will be held in Rotterdam in Holland. Readers should keep abreast of forthcoming events through the EURAM web site:

The International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) holds its research conferences on odd years and the next one will be held in 2013. This organisation would be of great interest to PM researchers and their web site is: The site provides links to other research organisations and forthcoming conferences of interest to PM academics and practitioners. Their web site lists the links to these conferences with dates for abstracts, submissions, etc.

The “Making Projects Critical” international workshop on critical studies of project-based work, project management and the projectification of society and life at large will be held in Bristol, UK. A key concern of this workshop is to employ critical perspectives to analyse and evaluate the practice of project management and decision making as evidenced in the approval, governance and control of project work and project workers. While the abstracts deadline would be missed by the time this journal is available, readers could contact Dr Svetlana Cicmil at or check the BBS web site: for news about future workshops.

Useful PM links

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s oldest project management organisation. It is an international network of national project management societies and their web link is: The advantage of keeping abreast with this web site is that it links to a range of PM associations ( so link through them to find out more about their conferences and events.

The UK Association for Project Management (APA) is mounting several national events during 2011. Full details are available at: and, respectively.

Another associated group is the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) that has an annual conference and also jointly offers one with the PMI Australian chapters. The AIPM web link is:

The IRNOP web site is very useful for conferences, books and PM journal matters their web site is:

The CIB is an construction-based research community organisation that is centred in Europe and based in The Netherlands; with global reach and support, it is composed of construction practitioners and academics. They have many conferences and meeting of their specialised working commissions, many of interest to PM readers of this journal the home page is:

Another useful link for PM students and academics to consider is two groups of collaborating organisations that link universities teaching PM and also students and practitioners:

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    The PMI have formed the Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) that has the aim of accrediting PM courses/programs of study (mainly at the Masters degree level as well as doctoral level) the URL link to the GAC is

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    The other group is PMUni URL PMUni is an international network of universities, education and research institutions as well as process and project-oriented companies with the overall objective to promote professional education and research in process and project management. They have held a number of workshops, conferences and meetings where the participants meet to exchange experience in research and education.

Call for applications for the IPMA Research Awards

IPMA annually recognizes outstanding research contributions of individual researchers and research teams. The category Young Researcher Award especially encourages PhD students and master students to apply. For more information, please contact: or visit the homepage:

The IPMA Research Awards to honour excellence in project management research

The IPMA Research Awards celebrates several categories of distinguished prizes. The IPMA Young Researcher Award honours young researcher. The IPMA Research Award honours established project management researchers. It is awarded to an individual researcher or a research team. In addition to the award winners, the jury also honours further outstanding research contributions in these two categories with the prize: IPMA Outstanding Research Contributions.

Call for IPMA Research Awards

IPMA calls for applications for 2012 in the categories IPMA Young Researcher and IPMA Research Award. Applications may come from academia, other research institutions or industry. They may come from disciplines other than project management but must contribute to the development of project, program management, project-oriented companies or any element named in the International Competence Baseline (ICB). The candidates apply with a research project. The research project must have had at least a minimum duration of one year and must be completed, when the application is handed in. For current information refer to their web site link: or contact Dr Martina Huemann at e-mail address

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