Project and Construction Management Conference (in Turkish abbreviated as PYYK) has already been organized four times previously in Turkey. This year, the conference will be organized as an international conference entitled as International Project and Construction Management Conference, IPCMC 2018 on 16-18 November 2018 by Cyprus International University, in Cyprus.
The aim of the series of conference is to bring together the researchers in project and construction management field and the construction industry experts to share their latest research findings, experiences and prospects on the construction industry. This conference will create a forum especially for the early stage researchers to discuss their research ideas, preliminary findings and develop academic networks. The medium language of the conference is English, and hence all submissions and presentations need to be done in English. As a tradition in PYYK conferences, a reward will be delivered to the best paper among those prepared by graduate students.
The conference is expected to create a medium for future collaboration among researchers and professionals. Well known keynote speakers in the academia as well as in the construction industry are invited to share their experiences and foresights regarding the built environment. Workshops and special brainstorming sessions will be organized to bring together various stakeholders within the construction industry to foster innovative ideas and initiate potential collaborative research projects.
This year, the major theme of the conference will be “Grand Challenges in the Construction Industry and Organizations”. Driven by the “international teams”, “global project opportunities”, “complexity and uncertainty”, “climate change”, “social well-being”, and below five grand challenges as depicted in “Grand Challenges in Engineering Project Organization” by Sakharni et al. (2017)  will constitute the sub-themes of the conference:
Grand Challenge 1. The new project manager
Grand Challenge 2. Project networks
Grand Challenge 3. Innovation and growth strategies
Grand Challenge 4. Systems integration
Grand Challenge 5. Lifecycle value and governance
The above sub-themes are only indicative of potential research topics and authors are not restricted with these themes. Papers addressing potential challenges of the construction industry, projects and organizations from perspectives other than the above sub-themes are also most welcomed.
You can view more information about committee members, important dates and accommodation from the above navigation bar. Should you want to, you can reach the previous conference pages via the following links as PYYK2010 by Middle East Technical University in Ankara, www.pyyk2010.metu.edu.tr ; PYYK2012 by İzmir Higher Technological Institute in İzmir, http://pyyk2012.iyte.edu.tr/ ; PYYK2014 by Akdeniz University in Antalya, http://pyyk2014.org/tr/; and PYYK2016 by Anadolu University in Eskişehir, https://pyyk2016.anadolu.edu.tr/.
Hoping to meet you in Cyprus,
On behalf of conference organizing committee
Prof. Dr. Tahir Çelik
 Sakharni, V.; Chinowsky, P. S., and Taylor, J.E. (2017), “Grand Challenges in Engineering Project Organisation”, The Engineering Project Organisation Journal, (August 2017),7,1.