Cracking the Productivity Nut (EFMC 2011)

Venue: Technical University

Location: Vienna, Austria

Event Date/Time: May 23, 2011 End Date/Time: May 25, 2011
Registration Date: May 25, 2011
Early Registration Date: Apr 07, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 24, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Feb 14, 2011
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Cracking the Productivity Nut

Productivity has been in the forefront of business in Facility Management for many years. There are many definitions for productivity ranging from the quantitative to the qualitative. FM productivity covers this range with emphasis on workplace productivity, managing user experience and optimizing space use.

The focus on productivity is now even more intense as a result of the economic crises, with a lot of attention going on finding evidence for projects including workplace innovation, (global) TFM outsourcing, sustainability versus productivity, etc. Often times the potential productivity increase has been used as an argument for starting these projects. FM is increasingly being asked to deliver new ways of working that support an increasingly mobile and dispersed workforce. The role of FM in achieving sustainability is also becoming clearer to the Client.

This call for papers focuses on cutting edge business practice in both quantitative and qualitative productivity oriented projects. The Business Conference provides an opportunity for knowledge transfer for the benefit of the FM profession. It will highlight practice and innovation in this field, and create a platform for collaboration and bringing together the evidence.

The Business Conference is open to all interested parties involved in FM. Authors responding may address issues that consider FM at a strategic, tactical and operational level, from a demand and supply perspective, and across different sectors. We especially welcome clients and service providers who present their business case together.

There will be dedicated moments in the program (plenary and joint sessions) for feedback and discussion between business and research participants. These sessions are meant to deliver building blocks for a strategic agenda recognized and supported by both researchers and business participants. In addition, there will also be joint workshop sessions with the Research Symposium for joint papers between research and business collaborators.

FM Productivity  Measurement of Productivity  Knowledge Creation and Management  Culture and Productivity
Strategy and Innovation  Productivity and Sustainability  FM as a Factor of Production

Topics of interest
Facilitating Core Business Processes  FM and Virtualisation  FM as a Unit of Production  FM Positioning and Strategy  Experience Management  Impact of New Ways of Working  Optimization and Lean Management  Performance Management  Productivity Management  Relationship Management  Value Added FM  Value Management  Workplace Productivity and Management  Other related topics

The 24th European Facility Management Conference (EFMC) consists of two connected conference streams addressing the same theme: this Business Conference and the “10th EuroFM Research Symposium”. The EFMC includes a ’25 Years FM in Europe’ toast, key-note speakers, an enlarged exhibition, an Awards Gala at Vienna City Hall, Students Poster Competition, Book Presentation and Report Presentation. Pre-conference meetings will take place at the Federal Guild of Building Trades and include Network Group Meetings, Editorial Board Meeting, IFMA Town Hall Meeting and IFMA Foundation Meeting, a ‘Construction+FM Roundtable’ and a Leaders Meeting. More than 600 delegates from European countries and abroad are expected. For information on the Research Symposium visit

Submission Format
• Papers will be selected from abstracts to the themes outlined in this call.
• Please note that papers of a commercial nature which may be viewed as advertising will not be accepted.
• An abstract should be submitted in electronic form only using the forms offered on
• All abstracts and final papers must be written in English.
• The abstract should be as informative as possible.
• All requested personal data must be provided.
• Abstracts will be reviewed and approved for full presentation by the Program Advisory Group.
• When an abstract has been accepted, instructions regarding the preparation and format of the final paper will be issued.
• All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (as handouts or electronically or as download).

Submissions will only be accepted on the basis that:
 The author will attend the conference to present and discuss its presentation, and give permission for the publication.
 Accepted Main-Speakers will receive free registration to the conference (excl. gala dinner / no fees will be paid).
Travel and accommodation will be at speakers´ expense. Communication with authors will be exclusively by e-mail.

Program Advisory Group
Members of the EuroFM and IFMA and invited, internationally recognised professionals will form the Program Advisory Group under the Chairmanship of Dr. David Martinez (Chair EuroFM Practice Network Group). PAG Members are:
- Dr. Helmut Floegl (A) - Prof. Dr. Alexander Redlein (A) - Ing. Reinhard Poglitsch, MBA (A)
- Arch. Helena Ohlsson (S) - Thomas Polinelli , CFM (CH) - Vicente Alvarez (E)
- Marcel Broumels, MSc (NL) - Ing. Ondrej Strup (CZ) - Dr. Hermen van Ree (UK).

Important Deadlines
• 1 November 2010: Deadline for abstract submission
• 26 November 2010: Notification of acceptance
• 14 February 2011: Full paper for revision
• 14 March 2011: Referees comments
• 11 April 2011: Final paper

Additional deadlines such as delivering the title of the presentation, its subtitles, a photograph and the CV of the speakers
will be communicated in due course to authors whose abstracts were accepted.

Contact person EuroFM
Dr. David Martinez, Chair EuroFM Practice Network Group
EuroFM Network, P.O. Box 5135, NL-1410 AC, Naarden, The Netherlands
Tel: + 31 (0)35 694 27 85 Email: Web:

Conference Management Company
EFMC 2011 is being managed by Informa Business Communication. P.O. Box 11 12 34 / 40512 Düsseldorf, Germany.
For questions regarding the exhibition, sponsorship, organization, etcetera, please visit
Further details on the EFMC 2011 can be found at or by registering to the EuroFM newsletter at


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