Australia's Premier Project Management Conference / 27 - 28 May 2019 / RACV Royal Pines / Gold Coast

Academic Track

Full Two-Day Program Announced

The Academic Program Committee has completed its review of submissions and has selected PM research papers to be presented in the Academic Track Program that should appeal to both academics and PM practitioners alike.

Interview with Dr. Kenneth Chung

The PMIAC17’s inaugural Academic Track has released a full program which should appeal to PM educators, researchers and practitioners alike.

The first day is an Academic Workshop featuring representatives from PMI Global and universities around Australia discussing the education of future PMs. The second day has ten research presentations/ papers selected by the Academic Track Program Committee and featuring a cross-section of the latest in PM thinking.

Several of the accepted papers apply the latest techniques in Social Network Analysis (SNA) techniques which present a unique view of project organisations structures. You can watch Dr. Kenneth Chung being interviewed on the relevance of SNA research to practitioners.

Interview with Dr. Louis Taborda

PMIAC17’s inaugural Academic Track has brought together PM educators and researchers from leading tertiary institutions across Australia to form part of the Academic Program Committee.

The Academic Program Committee did a great job in reviewing the papers submitted and as a result of their efforts we will have a good cross-section of PM research papers to be presented at PMIAC17. Together with the Academic Workshop on Day 1, these papers will offer PM educators, researchers and practitioners, the opportunity to hear of the latest PM trends, share their experiences and develop closer ties.

Dr. Louis Taborda, Director of Academic Outreach for PMI Sydney Chapter, chairs the Academic Program Committee and you can watch Louis discuss the value of his research to practitioners.


PMIAC 2017 will, for the first time, feature an Academic Track devoted to project management research and education. This provides management academics a unique opportunity to interact with practitioners as the conference will bring together a wide range of project professionals across different industries.



As a management discipline based upon execution and delivery, Project Management professionals are more likely to be influenced by the experiences of their industry peers and press than any formal research findings. It is interesting to ponder:

How many Project Managers do you know read research papers on the subject?

There can be a disconnect between researchers looking to contribute to improving PM practices, and PM professionals working at the coal-face.

Similarly, PM educators responsible for developing the next generation of project professionals can benefit from the real-world experience of PM practitioners and closer links to industry.

The PMIAC17 Academic Track aims to be a forum where academics and practitioners can exchange views and explore opportunities to collaborate on meaningful research. The end-result will improve the quality and relevance of PM research while exposing practitioners to the frontiers of PM knowledge.



The first day of the Academic Track will feature a full-day workshop for PM educators hosted by the PMI Global’s education team which aims to share best practices and brief participants on the PMI’s latest educational resources and GAC accreditation processes.



The second day of the Academic Track program will feature research papers that address the latest trends and challenges facing the PM discipline.  Research papers are invited on topics related to the theory and a practice of project management in the areas :

  • Strategy and Transformation
  • Business Analysis and Change
  • Portfolio Governance and PMO
  • Program and Project Management
  • Competencies and People Development
  • Interdisciplinary Project Research

Qualified academics in any of these areas of the PM discipline are invited to join the Academic Track’s Program Committee and to assist in the review of submissions.

Key dates and selection criteria can be found together, as well as the link for paper submissions.

The Australian Academic Outreach team hopes you can join us and be a part of the inaugural Academic Track which adds a new dimension to the proven success of PMI Australia Conferences. 


Dr. Louis Taborda
Program Chair – Academic Track


Deadline for Paper Submission

The deadline for research paper submissions has been extended till the 12th of February, 2017.

Notification of Acceptance

Authors will receive notification of acceptance of their paper by the end of February, 2017. For academic stream by 31 March.

Speaker Registration Discount

The presenter of an accepted PMAIC 2017 paper will be offered discounted conference registration. 

Requirements and Selection Criteria


Call for papers submissions must be written in English in a formal tone and contain original content. All
conference presenters must follow PMI’s submission guidelines when writing their papers

Papers are to be submitted as PDF files and not exceed 12 pages, including graphs, tables but excluding references. To support the double-blind peer review process, no papers should contain any author identification elements. This includes the name of the files selected for upload.

Successful submissions will have their paper published in proceedings with an ISBN and will require at least one author to be registered to attend the conference and present the findings.


  • Log on to
  • Follow the instructions to upload your paper (size limit: 12 pages) Submissions must not have author identification.
  • Papers are selected by double-blind peer review.
  • Authors of the selected papers will need to register and attend the Conference.
  • Accepted papers will be published as Conference proceedings in the Project Management Research and Practice journal.


A rigorous double-blind review process will be adopted and will apply the following selection criteria :

  • Relevance to practicing project professionals.
  • Originality, currency and interest of the chosen topic.
  • Quality of methodology, approach, literature, and theoretical foundation.
  • Quality of data and presented evidence.
  • Visionary and innovative contribution to practice, science, research and education.
  • Quality and writing style, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
  • Quality of conclusion and the line of argument.

PMIAC reserves the right to format and/or edit selected papers in line with reviewer recommendations.

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