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Call for Papers on FM Research

12 August 2008

EuroFM is seeking research papers for the FM Research Symposium that will form part of the EFMC2009 conference in Amsterdam from 16th to 17th June 2009.

This call for papers challenges researchers in the field of FM to present ideas connecting theories and models with evidence that could be beneficial to a long term EuroFM Future Research Agenda 2009-2013. All papers should address the contribution of the presented ideas to the development of the field in general and the reflection thereon.

The aim of the Research Symposium is (a) the actual formulation of a long term Research Agenda for the EuroFM Research Network Group and (b) the development of dedicated collaboration between the EuroFM research network and European FM businesses (both end users and suppliers) on future development and research in the form of an FM Action Plan 2015.

Topics of interest include:
 Workplace management
 Spatial layout
 Usability
 User participation
 Service performance measurement
 Service driven innovation
 Sustainability and durability
 Value chain and added value of FM
 Real estate governance
 Policies in FM
 Social aspects of workplace innovation
 Linking HRM with FM

The structure of the Research Symposium will also provide a parallel programme for those wanting to share research which does not directly contribute to the Future Research Agenda. The Research Symposium is open to all interested parties involved in FM, including but not limited to (governmental) offices, health care, and education.

Special recognition will also be given to the ‘Best innovative research paper’. This innovation award is open for postgraduates (Ph.D. students) as well as researchers.

The Research Symposium is open to all conference participants. Practitioners and teachers are invited to participate in the discussion on the long term Research Agenda for FM. There will be dedicated moments in the programme (plenary sessions) for feedback and discussion between business and research participants. These sessions are meant to deliver building blocks for a research agenda recognized and supported by both academia and business participants.

An abstract of maximum 300 words should be submitted electronically using only the forms provided on the EFMC web page indicating that it is to be considered as a research paper. All abstracts and final papers must be written in English. The abstract should be as informative as possible and clearly state whether the contributory value of the research for the field of FM is to be considered in terms of the development of theory or models. The abstract should also include a discussion on validation and implementation of the research results.

The timetable is as follows:
Abstract ....................................................... 3 October, 2008
Notification of acceptance .......................24 October, 2008
Submission of full paper for revision ..........5 December, 2008
Final paper .................................................. 6 February, 2009
Slide Presentations ..........................................15 May, 2009

Contact: Wim Pullen, Center for People and Buildings Delft, The Netherlands.

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