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Hope for a Sustainable Future: Blending AI&IT, ESG, and Capital Projects.
Academic Programme

2nd Call for Full Papers is Live.

The academic programme of our Congress is a unique opportunity for you to contribute to a vibrant community, showcase your expertise, and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of project management.


The 33rd IPMA World Congress will be held from 27 to 29 November 2024 in Cape Town, South Africa. The congress aims to engage the global community of project owners, practitioners, scholars, and students to participate in active discussions and knowledge sharing towards the realization of HOPE in Africa and beyond. Through a focus on people, purpose and performance, congress participants will reflect on the past and debate the future possibilities of development through projects.

The academic track will focus on three diverse areas namely: information technology and artificial intelligence (IT & AI), environmental-social-governance (ESG) and capital projects. Researchers are invited to submit their papers under one of these sub-tracks for consideration.

Scientific Programme Committee


Indexation in Web of Science, Conference proceedings & Publishing in the Journals

The accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings that will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science.

Publishing in the Journals

The author(s) of the highly-rated peer-reviewed papers will be selected and
recommended to submit an extended/modified version, for publishing in the journals,
aligned with the additional requirements of the specific journal.



Coding Station

Sub-track 1:

​IT & AI


Sub-track 2:


City from Below

Sub-track 3:

Capital projects

Application via the Conftool platform

Full Papers submission guidelines and Paper Template

Full Paper submission guidelines

  • If you have never used the Conftool tool and/or platform before, you must first register and create an account here.

  • Please use the text box on the Conftool portal.

  • When submitting your Full Paper please select the correct sub-track on the Conftool portal.

  • Language: Full Papers are to be written in English and should be submitted electronically using the Conftool system.

  • If your full paper is accepted as a paper presentation, you will have to register to attend the congress.

Follow Congress full paper template

  • Download and get familiar with the full paper template here

  • The maximum length of abstract: Abstracts will be a summary of no more than 300 words, providing information about the purpose of the paper, research methods, and the most important findings and implications.

  • The length of the full paper: should contain 3,500 to 6,000 words (excluding the bibliography). All submitted papers will undergo a double-blind review process.

  • Keywords: Between 3-5 keywords in alphabetical order, separated by commas. Each keyword should not contain more than two compound words, and each keyword phrase should start with an uppercase letter.

  • If your full paper is accepted as a paper presentation, you will have to register to attend the congress.

Key dates
and deadlines

  • 2nd Call for Full Papers
    Deadline for Paper Submission,
    13 September 2024.
    Feedback to Authors, latest 11 October 2024

  • Registration
    Deadline for Authors: 1 November, 2024


  • 1st Call for Full Papers - Ended.
    Feedback to Authors, latest 31 August

  • Abstract submission 01 February - 01 March 2024. ENDED


Congress full paper template

These instructions give you guidelines for preparing papers for the IPMA World Congress 2024, HOPE.

All conference proceedings are published under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license, meaning that users are allowed to share an article (i.e. copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt it (i.e. remix, transform and build upon the material), on the condition that proper attribution is given and the material is only used for non-commercial purposes

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