“Project Leadership and Society” 9th IPMA Research Conference, 12-13 June 2021 Online


“Project Leadership and Society”

9th IPMA Research Conference, 12-13 June 2021 Online

Projects are changing our society and changing people’s life. This is accelerated by the COVID 19 pandemic and the digital transformation of business, the public sector, and society. Project leadership has never been taken as so important to support in value creation moving our society together with individual persons forward in the VUCA era. Research on project leadership and society studies the interaction between projects, project management, governance on the one hand, and economic, social, political, organizational processes, and new technologies on the other.
The 9th IPMA Research Conference is dedicated to the theme “Project Leadership and Society” The conference will facilitate the participants to learn from each other about their insights, research achievements, practical experience, opinions, and thoughts.
The conference will focus on how practitioners can benefit from researchers by learning about the latest research achievements in other countries, disciplines, or focus areas. Researchers may identify the real needs of practitioners in the area of project-related work and focus their research to meet the needs of those practitioners. Altogether we will shape the future way in project-related society.
We are looking for your contributions discussing leadership in a project society that includes all types of
projects, programs, project portfolios, project-oriented organizations, project networks, project industries that are impacting our society. Contributions should have implications for policy or practice.
There will be a special session for several editors-in-chief of influential academic journals to discuss hot
topics with participants and a panel for the IPMA research awards winners to share their achievements in the conference program.

All submissions (in full paper) will be peer-reviewed.

The accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings which will be sent for review to Springer. The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit their paper to Project Leadership and Society Journal, as a publication alternative. Considering the actual situation, the conference is organized as an online event.


Important dates:
Deadline for submission: 15 April 2021
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2021
Camera-ready material for publication: 15 May 2021
Registration deadline for authors: 15 May 2021
Early registration deadline for non-authors: 20 May 2021

Typical Topics

1. Project Leadership
• Project leadership concepts and their practical application
• Characteristics of leading projects in times of crises
• Project governance and leadership

2. Digitalization
• Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on project management
• Cognitive Readiness in Project Teams
• Bid data and Intelligent decision in projects

3. Projectification and Society
• Projectification and its potential impact on our society
• Role of projects for community development and social initiatives
• Social innovation and sustainable development

4. Others, related to “Project Leadership and Society


The papers can be submitted through the conference submission tool at IPMA RC 2021 – ConfTool Pro – Login

The paper template to prepare Your submission can be downloaded HERE

Conference Scientific Committee


Ronggui Ding


IPMA Research Coordinator




Anbang Qi



Miles Shepherd


Beverly Pasian



Mladen Radujkovic


Constanta Bodea



Mladen Vukomanović


Helgi T Ingason



Ralf Müller


Ika Lavagnon



Sergey Bushuyev


Janice Thomas



Sun Tao


Lixiong Ou



Taryn Jane Bond-Barnard

South Africa

Maria Bernardo



Tetsuro Seki


Maria-Iuliana Dascalu



Vladimir Obradovic


Martina Huemann



Yan Xue


Maude Brunet



Yvonne Du Plessis

South Africa

Maxim Miterev



Yvonne Schoper



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