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

Academic Stream Guidelines 2019

Submission Guidelines


This Call for Papers invites academic and industry researchers to showcase their work and reach a wider audience than purely academic conferences. We look forward to receiving submissions that are of high relevance to practicing project professionals.

Papers are invited on topics related to the theory and practice of project management in the areas:

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

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. As a result there can be a disconnect between researchers looking to contribute to improving PM practices, and PM professionals working at the coal-face. The PMIAC19 Academic Program aims to be a forum where academics and practitioners can exchange views and explore opportunities to collaborate on meaningful research. Research papers will be supplemented with sessions to foster knowledge sharing and creation around the latest trends and innovations that impact project professionals. The results of academic and industry engagement can only improve the quality and relevance of project research while exposing practitioners to the frontiers of PM knowledge. 

Key Dates

3 SEP 2018

Call for Academic Papers Open 

31 JAN 2019

Abstract / Paper Submission Due.
The deadline has been extended from 12 Jan. 

31 MARCH 2019

Notification of Acceptance 

20 MAY 2019

Final Conference Paper Due 

Submission Format and Size

All submissions must be written in English, contain original content and adopt a formal tone. Research papers must follow the conference guidelines. 

Papers are to be submitted as PDF files and should not exceed 12 pages, including graphs, tables but excluding references and must follow the publication guidelines or the Project Management Research and Practice journal. To support the double-blind peer review process, no papers should contain any elements that would identify the author(s). This includes the file name used for upload and the manner used to reference the author’s previous work. 

Initial submission can be either a structured abstract or a full paper. Successful authors submitting completed papers by the due date will have their paper submitted for publication in the conference proceedings. 

Academic submissions are not required to provide video and supporting content as requested for industry stream submissions within Ex Ordo. 

Paper Submission and Review Process

  • Log on to
  • Follow the instructions to create an account
  • Upload your paper and any author(s) details
  • Submissions must not have author identification
  • Papers are selected by double-blind peer review
  • One of the authors of an accepted paper will be required to register and attend the Conference.
  • Accepted papers will be formally published in conference proceedings with an ISBN / ISSN.

Selection Criteria

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 & spelling
  • Quality of conclusion and identification of limitations 

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

Related Initiatives

PMIAC is exploring innovative ways to have creative and interactive sessions to bring together practitioners to tackle key issues and challenges facing the PM community. Our plan is to conduct knowledge sharing/creation activities as a part of the Academic Program. 

Researchers and industry thought leaders interested in participating and being a part of the Academic Program Committee should contact the Chair, Dr Louis Taborda at: 

PMIAC reserves the right to change the program and guidelines at any time. 

Useful Documents
Download these Academic Stream Guidelines.

Download a guide for using ExOrdo our submissions portal.

Need help?
For any queries regarding an abstract you have submitted please contact:

Louis Taborda – 

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