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Published On: April 22, 2015, 4:12 a.m.
Waves2015- Technical Paper Competition


It is the right time to get noticed!

  PMI Kerala Chapter is pleased to invite you to submit the Technical Papers for PMI Kerala Chapter Annual Conference, Waves 2015 to be held at Trivandrum, Kerala, on June 13, 2015.

No application fee Last date of paper submission
26 April 2015

For more details please see below
In case of queries, please write to



Technical Paper competition

PMI Kerala Chapter Annual Conference

June 13, 2015



The objective of the Technical Paper Competition is to encourage fellow Project / Program / Portfolio managers to share their experiences, best practices and lessons learned in the field of Project Management. It would encourage fellow professionals to share their views and suggestions in applying Project Management best practices in various scenarios. The best papers selected through the list of submitted papers would be included in the souvenir (soft copy), that would be circulated to the attendees of PMI Kerala Chapter Annual Conference, Trivandrum. The topics for the competition are in line with the theme of the conference – “Project Management – Overcoming Challenges”. 

Topics for Paper Competition

  • Effective application of Project Management principles to overcome challenges in projects/CSR projects
  • Project Management – A strategic competency for overcoming challenges in Project execution.

Who Can Submit a Paper

Any working professional with minimum 3 years of Project Management experience in any industry.

Awards for winners of the Paper Competition

First Prize & Runner up Prize –

  • Complimentary registration for Waves 2015 with certificate and memento
  • Felicitation at Waves 2015, on 13th  June 2015
  • Inclusion of paper in Monthly News letter
  • Paper will be published in the conference website
  • 3 PDUs for writing the paper



 Important Dates

Important Date



Last date of paper submission by authors


Last date for the committee to communicate acceptance of paper


Announcement of shortlisted papers (authors)

How to Submit the Paper

E-mail your paper and author profile(s) to  with subject line “Waves 2015 - Technical Paper”

Guidelines to write a Technical Paper

  • Editorial Guidelines: -
    • Manuscripts must be submitted in English.
    • Accepted manuscripts are subject to editorial changes.
    • Authors must use Arial font and a font size of 10
    • The papers should not exceed 12 pages (inclusive of cover sheet)
    • Authors must submit articles in electronic format, as a Microsoft® Word document (Suggest you use latest version of Microsoft Word from office 2007)
    • For any queries, please write a mail to
    • One Author(s) may only submit one paper.


  • Plagiarism

The author is responsible for clearance from his/her organization as well as permission to reproduce any figure, table and text previously published by others. By submitting a manuscript, the author certifies that neither the manuscript nor any portion of it is copyrighted. Exceptions must be noted at the time of submission. Papers may undergo a plagiarism check; papers found to be plagiarized will be disqualified. A certificate of clearance from the authors will be required.

  • Copyright

The copyright of the submitted papers would reside with PMI Kerala Chapter.

  • Length

The length of submissions should not exceed 3,500 words or 12 pages (inclusive of cover table of contents etc.). The figures, tables, charts etc. should be numbered in the paper and referred appropriately in the paper. Statements such as "see the figure below or above" etc., are to be avoided.

  • Author profile

Author(s) Profile should also include address for postal communication, name of the organization, email address, photograph, phone and fax numbers. Authors profile should be contained within 250 words. If more than one author is there, then each author can have 250 words with all said details and submit is a single document.

  • Broad framework for presenting the paper

Title of the Paper:

Must reflect the essence of the paper; must be brief, descriptive and explicit


Name and organization


Not more than 250 words; it must clearly state the objective, scope and result of the paper, business value, key differentiator


3-4 in numbers


Contains the broad overview of the paper (no details); set the context for the paper.

Main body

Main body of the paper should include headings, sub-headings and illustrations (to demonstrate results). More than 60% of the paper should be main body. It should include: - Examples, case studies - Key challenges, Methodology/process followed - Critical success factor - Quantified benefits to business - Lessons learnt


Summary and conclusion


All sources of information (artwork or otherwise) including full name, title (if applicable), address and phone number/Web page must be listed.

At the end of the article, references must be arranged in alphabetical order of authors' surname and following the syntax - author's surname, initials, (year of publication in parentheses), book/publication title, publisher name, page number(s)



[1] Jones, C.D., Roberts, E.F., and Smith, A.B., (1990), "Article Title", Journal, Publisher, Volume, pp. 1-10.

[2] Kraig, M.T., and Murfy, D.T. (2012), "Book Title", Publisher, pp. 132-136.

Paper review process Review Process

  • We will follow double peer blind referral process for reviewing the papers.
  • Once a paper is received, the editorial committee decides the reviewer.
  • Reviewers are selected on the basis of their knowledge and interest in the topic to be reviewed.
  • The name of the author will not be disclosed to the reviewers.
  • The paper is returned to the editors with reviewers' comments attached.
  • Reviewers may recommend either major or minor changes before accepting the paper.
  •  This may involve changing the length, clarifying expression, improving structure, changing some content or improving focus.
  • A paper might be rejected outright or major revisions recommended i.e. a total rewrite.
  • Reviewers follow guidelines set by the editorial committee.
  • In case, the opinions of reviewers differ for a paper, a third opinion is sought and editorial committee’s decision is final.
  • Once your paper is accepted for publication, it will be laid out, edited and proof read.

Technical Paper Competition Organizing Committee

A committee including Conference Director, Technical Paper – Track Lead and three volunteers will be formed to manage the entire activities. Track Lead will be the point of contact of all the matters related to the competition.

Withdraw a Paper

If any author(s) want to withdraw a paper, please contact the Conference Organizers in writing via email to  . Please note that withdrawals need to be communicated in writing by the author(s) who originally submitted the paper.

Paper Evaluation Guidelines

  • Relevance of the paper for the topics of the conference
  • Substantiation of thoughts and ideas with the help of examples and case studies
  • Does the title justify what is given in the paper?
  • Has the paper been organized or structured properly?
  • Has the idea of the paper been communicated clearly?
  • Benefits and outcomes have been clearly spelt
  • Has the scope of the paper clearly defined and does the content of the paper stick to it?

An ordinal scale from one to five will be used for evaluating each parameter.

**Disclaimer: The parameters described above are indicative only. The organizing committee has the right to change them without any notification.

Please contact us for any clarifications

Send your queries to:

OR Call US


Ajith K H Technical Paper Track Lead +91 9495627854


Girish Chandran M R  Technical Paper Track Lead  +91 9496568965


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Published On: April 6, 2015, 2:24 p.m.
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We have done it agin the second time! PMI Kerala Chapter has been awarded as the Chapter with the Best Retention Rates for 2014 across the whole of Asia Pacific in the 500-1000 member category. We got the same award in 2012 too.


This extraordinary achivedment amomg all chapters of PMI was possible only with continued trust and support by you, our valuble members!!!! Let all of us  take a moment to thank all our fellow chapter members on this great achivement.



Published On: April 2, 2015, 4:19 a.m.