We are looking forward to seeing all of you! As you prepare for your trip to College Park, Maryland, we have compiled some important information to help you plan your trip.  Please download our helpful Program Guide to help answer all your conference questions!

Program Guide

We are excited to offer a dynamic program full of experts and diverse opinions. This program will be modified depending on the number of papers received.

12th IPMA Research Conference Program

Friday, April 19th, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Welcome Cocktail in Atrium

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration & Coffee

9:00 - 10:30 AM


Colony Ballroom

Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Speakers

How Generative Al is Changing Project Management From NASA to Silicon Valley - Ben Royce, Google Cloud AI

New Vistas, New Challenges: Project Management Research on the Eve of the Al Revolution - Professor Jeffrey Pinto, Andrew Morrow and Elizabeth Lee Black Chair and Professor of Management

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Break & Group Photo

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Carroll Room

Industry 5.0

Early Stage Research

Revolutionizing Project Management in the Fintech Landscape: Industry 5.0 Integration for Sustainability, Resilience, and Ethical Excellence

Josyula, Hari Prasad

A Paradigm Shift towards Sustainability, Adaptability and Human-Centeredness

Oyekunle, David; Okwudili Matthew; Ugochukwu Motomori Bakare, Kafayat; Olawale Fatai, Lateef; Asuni, Olasubomi

Artificial Intelligence In Project Management: A Literature Review Of  Value Creation Practices

Guevara, Jose; Castelblanco, Gabriel

Banneker Room

Early Stage Research

Human-AI Trust and Coordination Innovation in New Product Development Projects

Han, Ying, Tian, Pingye, Yang, Qing

Trust & Collaboration

Building Collaboration and Transparency: User-Generated Assurance Criteria in Artificial Intelligence Design and Deployment

Farrow, Elissa June

Early Stage Research

Integrating AI Technology into Higher Education to Accelerate Learning and Optimize Project Management Decision Making

Richardson, Tracey; Nordeen, Sarah; Marion, James

Jimenez Room

Emerging Use Cases

Early Stage Research

Building Up Resilience of Construction Supply Chain to Natural Disasters: A Smart Contract Based Solution

Wang, Zhujun; Su, Qin; Chen, Zhen-Song; Skibniewski, Mirosław

AI-Enabled Project Portfolio Management and Selection in the US Healthcare Sector: Maximizing Efficiency and Value

Joshi, Herat

Using Large Language Models for Project Staffing: Evaluation of GPT-Based Mapping of Teams to Projects

Mikhridinova, Nargiza;

Yurdakul, Furkan Ali; Wolff, Carsten

12:00 - 1:00 PM


1:00 - 2:00 PM

Colony Ballroom



Leveraging GenAI in Project Marketing

Dušan Žarković

Carroll Room

Early Stage Research

Critical Performance Factors in BIM Projects Across Life-cycle Stages: A Network Perspective

Yang, Lin; Hu, Xinran; Lv, Xiaoyue

Governing the Co-Evolution of Urban Development Programs: A Case Study of Shenzhen Qianhai

Li, Yongkui; Zhang, Yueran; Wang, Mengqi; Luo, Sheng; Zhang, Yueran

 Exploring the Intersection of Machine Learning and Project Management: A Systematic Literature Review on the Potential Impact of AI on Project Management Processes

Carlotto, Marco; Mariani, Costanza; Mancini, Mauro

Banneker Room

Chatbots in Projects

Early Stage Research

The Intelligent PMO: Disrupting Project Management with Chatbots

Kelly, Éamonn; Daniels, Matthew; Kelly, John

Transformation of Project Management Through Intelligent Chatbot Tools

Stojiljković, Sara; Obradović, Vladimir; Todorović, Marija

Enhancing Sustainability Literacy in Professional Project Management Development Through Artificial Intelligence Augmentation

Ahmed, Karim; Olomolaiye, Anthony

Jimenez Room


Harmonizing AI with Project Management Phases for Sustainable Initiatives

Toljaga-Nikolić, Danijela; Stojiljković, Sara; Stepanović, Vladana

Early Stage Research

Enhancing Project Management in Smart and Sustainable Cities with AI-NLP Tools: A Preliminary Exploration

Torregrosa-López, Juan Ignacio; Peters, Barend-Daniëls; Miguel-Capdevila, Merce; Artacho-Ramírez, Miguel Ángel; Lo-Iacono-Ferreira, Vanesa G.

Early Stage Research

Supporting Sustainable Decision-Making Through Large Language Models: Stakeholder Environmental Opinion Aggregation and Analysis

Xu, Xinyi; Xue, Jin

2:00 - 2:30 PM


2:30 - 3:45 PM


Colony Ballroom

Keynote Speakers

Professor Young Hoon Kwak, Department of Decision Sciences, School of Business & Editor of ASCE J. of Management in Engineering & IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, presents: Board Gender Diversity and Impact of A.I in Project Driven Sector

Gill Eapen, Founder and CEO of Decision Options ®, LLC, presents: Al to the Rescue: Selecting, Designing and Managing Projects to Maximize Value


3:45 - 4:30 PM

Colony Ballroom

AI Walk & Talk

6:30 - 11:00 PM

Colony Ballroom

Research Awards Gala

Sunday, April 21st, 2024

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration & Coffee

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Colony Ballroom








PhD Panel:

Pitch Your Research in Progress

Martina Huemann

Carroll Room









Award Winners Panel

Ding Ronggui

Banneker Room

The Impact of Blockchain Technologies on Project Management and the Complementary Role of AI

Wagner, Philipp; Wagner; Thomas; Wagner, Reinhard

Extraction Of Traffic Crash Locations From Text Narratives: A Zero-shot Approach Using Large Language Models

Arteaga, Cristian; Oh, Inhwa; Park, Changwoo; Park, Jee Woong

A Review on the Use of Information System and AI in Large-scale Urban Construction Projects
Yoon, Eunsang; Seo, Sungchul; Park, Changwoo; Hong, Seongyeoll; Park, Jeenyoung

Predictive Methods for Event Revenues and Expenses to Support Convention Center Portfolio Management

Coulot, Maxime; Pellerin, Robert; Yahia, Esma; Harris, Simon

Jimenez Room

PM Competencies and AI

An Action Research Framework Supporting AI Portfolio Inclusion

Griffin, Derex O.

Early Stage Research

AI is Not the Next Step for Your Projects – How to First Get Your House in Order

Rumbaugh, Tim

Early Stage Research

Understanding the Relationship Between AI Awareness and Project Team Member’s Well-Being: The Roles of Job Crafting and Vigor

Guo, Wenqian; Xia, Yuhuan; Pang, Xingyu; Lan, Yuanyuan

10:30 - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Colony Ballroom

Meet the Editors

Moderators: Martina Huemann, Miroslaw Skibniewski

Cecil Chua, Nathalie Drouin, Young Hoon Kwak, Vladimir Obradoic, Mladen Vukomanovic

Carroll Room

AI Perspectives: Industry and Government

Moderator: Tim Jaques

Kevin Jackson & John Dreissnack

12:30 - 1:30 PM


1:30 - 2:30 PM

Carroll Room

Ethical Challenges

Early Stage Research

Ethical Challenges in Project Management

Oyekunle, David Oyewumi Taiwo; Preston, David

Early Stage Research

Management of R&D Projects Based On Evaluating Scientific Productivity Using Publications Clustering

Kuchanskyi, Oleksandr; Biloshchytskyi, Andrii; Biloshchytska, Svitlana; Toxanov, Sapar; Mukhatayev, Aidos

Cutting Wood With Scissors: Effective Approaches to Project Data Management and the Consequences of Using Inadequate Tools

Mazilu, Milla

Banneker Room

Early Stage Research

Project Resilience Management Model

Montenegro, Maria Alessandra;Obradovic, Vladimir; Todorovic, Marija

AI & Risk

Investigating Tensional Knots in IPD Project Value Co-Creation Through the Communicative Processes

Huang, Shanshan; Xu, Xinge;He, Yuqi; Fu, Guohua; Ding, Qianxing

Early Stage Research

LLMs-based Risks Identification for Construction Contracts

Fu, Yongcheng; Qi, Xuan; Zhang, Lihan

Jimenez Room

Emerging Use Cases

AI for Project Plan Engineering

Vallet, Gilles

Behavioral Aspects of Decision Making: Are Project Managers Mad Hatters?

Obradovic, Tijana A. Pipić, Sonja; Stepanović, Vladana

Early Stage Research

Graph Neural Network Approach for Optimised Resource Allocation in Construction

Abdikenov, Beibit; Omirbayev, Serik; Aryn, Abay; Faizullin, Adil; Neftissov, Alexander


2:30 - 3:30 PM

Colony Ballroom

Closing Remarks

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Washington, D.C. Excursion - $30/person

9:45 - 10:00 AM

Load Bus at Stamp Student Union

10:00 AM

Depart for Washington, D.C.

10:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Tour D.C.

2:45 - 3:00 PM

Load bus at designated location

3:00 PM

Return to Stamp Student Union


*Program subject to change


Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to rc2024@ipma.world.
  • Cancellation requests received on or before Sunday, April 7, 2024 are refundable, less a processing fee of $35. This includes requests to change attendee types (e.g. from in-person to online).
  • No refunds will be administered for requests received after Sunday, April 7, 2024.
  • A single registration may not be split between two attendees. Each individual attending is required to register at one of the available registration fees.