Abstract deadline extended to 1 October 2014

Due to many requests from prospective participants the deadline for submission of abstracts to IAMOT 2015 has been extended to 1 October 2014.

We are looking forward to your participation in IAMOT 2015.

IAMOT2015 Call for papers (PDF) (Revised)


For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me on  /



Kind regards



Prof Dr Leon Pretorius


Highlights of the IAMOT BOD Meeting – May 2014

Highlights of the IAMOT BOD Meeting

Washington DC May 2014


  • Board met on 5/22 and 24/ 2014 during the IAMOT 2014 Conference.
  • Dr. Yasser Hosni was elected/ Selected as COB for the term 2014-2015.
  • Dr. Breno Nunes appointed as IAMOT VP for Programs (Education, Research, and Publications)
  • IAMOT 2014 Conference:

o   Paper Submittal: 350 abstracts submitted, 311 accepted papers/ presentations in the program, 146 proceedings papers, 160 presentations only.

o   Attendance: Registered 300.

o   Activities: 7 Parallel Sessions, 22 Tracks, 29 Countries, 3 Pre-conference workshops, 3  Full panels, 4 keynote speeches, Doctoral/ PhD Colloquium, 2 lunches,   Award Dinner, and a boat trip.

o   Membership Committee formulated (Drs. Vasconcellos, Hosni, Khalil, Aje, Zawislak, and Mason) to address: Boast the IAMOT membership, Increase the value of the IAMOT Conferences, and Recommend remedies for conference deficits

  • Technovation Journal Status: Science and Social Science Index Rankings:  Impact Factor = 3.177, Management Journals  23 of 172, Industrial Engineering Journals  2 of 44,  Operations Research and Management Science Journals  2 of 78.  Partial sponsorship of the Research Publication awards 2014.
  • IAMOT 2015 conference, University of Pretoria, South Africa proposal to host the IAMOT 2015 conference submitted and accepted as follows: Date of the conference, June 8-11, 2015, Location: Cape Town, Host: University of Pretoria, Venue: The Westin Cape Town, Prof. Dr. Leon Pretorius is the Conference Chair and main contact.


Announcing and Soliciting nomination for the IAMOT Executive Council (EC)


Announcing and Soliciting nomination for the IAMOT Executive Council (EC) 

January 2014 – December 2015 

The IAMOT Executive Council (EC) is responsible for the day-to-day and year-to-year operations and activities of the Association.

The EC consists of a President, Vice President of Programs [Education, Research and Publications], Vice President of Public Affairs and Meetings, Secretary, Treasurer, Web Master (ex officio member), and the non-U.S. program chair (ex officio member for the annual conference year held outside the US).

The IAMOT-BOD administers the election of an Executive Council (EC). The BOD shall elect/ assign an EC nominating committee of three of its members who will nominate members of the EC. Members of the EC are nominated from the IAMOT association including members of the BOD.

Access to IAMOT bylaws:

IAMOT is soliciting nomination from its members to the IAMOT-EC for the term January 2014-December 2015(*).

Please send your nomination to, with the name of the nominee, e-mail, and position. Please insure the eligibility and approval of the nominee.

Announcing and Soliciting nomination for the IAMOT Executive Council [PDF version]


(*) The IAMOT-BOD approved the use of the calendar year for the terms of its governance elected bodies.

Sad news about Hans Thamhain

Just received:

I am sending this message with heartbreaking sadness that we lost a great friend, colleague and scholar.
Hans Thamhain passed away today after suffering from serious damages caused by a bicycle accident on Monday. He was a Professor at Bentley University in Massachusetts, and working on his keynote speech to discuss his new book at the PICMET’14 Conference in Kanazawa in two weeks.
Hans is survived by his wife Ingrid, and their son and daughter. Funeral arrangements will be made next week.
It is a big personal loss for me, and a big loss for all of us in technology management and project management areas.
May he rest in peace.
Dundar Kocaoglu


IRMOT 2014

01-02 Dec. 2014: 4th International Conference on Management of Technology




The 4th International Conference (IRAMOT 2014) is expected to be another exciting conference which will be held on December 01-02, 2014 with the theme of Innovation and Commercialization of Knowledge & Technology : The Role of Network of SMEs, Large Companies & Knowledge-based Organizations in beautiful Kish Island, Iran.


Conference main topics are:


-  The role of network of SMEs, large companies and knowledge-based organizations in commercialization of knowledge and technology

-  The management of innovation in network of SMEs, large companies and knowledge-based organizations

-  The role of science and technology integrators in network of SMEs, large companies and knowledge-based organizations

-  Technology diplomacy in development and transfer of knowledge and technology

-  Necessary infrastructures for commercialization of knowledge and technology in developing countries


As IRAMOT 2014 Conference accepts only full paper, the due date for full paper submission is September 22, 2014. Paper can be submitted at


We provide accommodation for each participant from all over the world who registers in the conference and also it should be mentioned that conference registration for the first author of paper is free and special grant has been considered for their flight expenses too.


According to the Kish Island foreign affair authorities, the international visitors traveling to Kish Island do not need to apply for Iranian visa and their visa will be issued directly in the Kish airport. 


If you have not yet made a submission, we hope to see you at IRAMOT 2014 in Kish Island, Iran on 01-02 December 2014.

For further information please visit


International Association for Management of Technology