CALL FOR PAPERS

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

In view of the foregoing, the AFMPN invites abstracts of not more than 100 words on the listed sub-themes for consideration for panel discussions and technical sessions. Abstracts should detail the main issues, arguments, methodology and city or location of focus. Major findings and recommendation(s) should be included for papers that have been concluded. Key words for the paper and the sub-themes which the paper relates to should also be indicated.

Abstracts should be submitted on or before September 30, 2022 to: speakers@afmpn.org 

CONFERENCE SUB-THEMES/FOCUS AREAS

Each speaker chooses his/her sub-theme which must be relevant to the main theme of the conference which is Creating a Sustainable Economy through Facilities Management. This will help the speaker in developing and delivering his/her chosen sub-theme more efficiently. The sub-themes to be chosen will be within these focus areas: 

  1. Business Continuity and Crisis Management in FM.
  2. Asset Economic Value Optimization and Cost Considerations in Facilities Management.
  3. Health, Safety and Environment in Facilities Management.
  4. Governance and Regulatory Issues in Facilities Management.
  5. Retrofitting and Innovative Work Environment Trends.
  6. Socio-economic and Cultural Peculiarities in the practice of Facilities Management.
  7. Sustainable Operations and Maintenance Management Strategies.
  8. Technology and Innovation in Facilities Management (Adoption and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), Machine Learning, Robotics, Drone Technology, Virtual & Augmented Realities, Data Analytics, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Building Automations, Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) to FM).
  9. Security, Risk Management and Loss Prevention in Facilities Management.
  10. People Management in Facilities Management.
  11. Consequences of Poor Facilities Management Strategies.
  12. Value Additions and Derivations of Facilities Management to Governments, Organizations and Businesses.
  13. Merits of Efficient Maintenance and Demerits of Poor Maintenance in Facilities Management.
  14. The Role of Promotions (Advertising, Personal Selling, Public Relations (PR), Customer Service) in Facilities Management.
  15. Customer Experience, Satisfaction and Retention in Facilities Management.
  16. Motivation at Work in Facilities Management (Financial Motivators, Non-financial Motivators, Leadership, Objectives/Goal Setting for Motivation and Other Motivating Factors).
  17. Skills, Techniques and Tools in Facilities Management.
  18. Budgeting and Financing in Facilities Management.
  19. Corporate Laws/Legal Aspects of Facilities Management.
  20. Management of Procurement in Facilities Management.
  21. The Impacts of Rising Global Energy Costs 0n the Facilities Management Industry in Nigeria.

REVIEW CRITERIA

 The abstracts will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to the conference theme.
  2. Innovativeness/originality
  3. Accuracy and robustness of the abstract.
  4. Appropriateness to the main theme and chosen focus area.
  5. Quality.
  6. How informative and educative the paper is.
  7. Possession of practical values.

KEY DATES

  1. REVIEW OF SUBMITTED ABSTRACT AND NOTIFICATIONS OF ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTIONS OF ABSTRACTS:

We will embark on sending notifications either for acceptance or rejection of submitted abstracts to potential speakers from October 1, 2022 to October 5, 2022.

Speakers whose abstracts are accepted, will be notified to commence the sending of their Full Papers from October 6, 2022 to October 12, 2022. 

  1. COLLECTIONS OR SUBMISSIONS OF FULL PAPERS AND FURTHER REVIEWS:

As mentioned above, collections or submissions of Full Papers will commence from October 6, 2022 and will extend to October 12, 2022. Potential speakers whose abstracts are accepted will forward their Full Papers during the above stated period. 

  1. NOTIFICATIONS OF ACCEPTANCE OF FINAL PAPERS AND COMMUNICATIONS OF OFFICIAL INVITATIONS:

AFMPN will use the period between October 13, 2022 and October 31, 2022 to issue out notifications of the acceptance of Final Papers to the selected speakers for the year 2022 conference that has Creating a Sustainable Economy through Facilities Management” as its theme.