29-30 September 2022

The Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB) in partnership with the Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho is organizing the ICOPEV – International Conference on Production economics and Project Evaluation. This edition will take place in Castelo Branco and is an international event that aims to boost regional innovation ecosystems innovation through a strong interaction between academia and industry in the I&D+Inovation domains with interest on the following issues:
  • Business Intelligence;
  • Innovation & Technology;
  • Project Management;
  • Knowledge & Technology Transfer;
  • Energy Issues;
  • Decision support Systems;
  • Cost Management;
  • Sustainability;
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Because of the COVID Pandemic the 2020 edition was postponed to this year. This year’s proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS or WoS. Hybrid Format: Face-to-face + Online Location: Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco

Proceedings Book

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Call for Papers

The Project Evaluation and Selection are recognized as an Interdisciplinary Field requiring Engineering, Economic, Business, Design and Project Management expertise Skills. Projects compete for scarce resources and choosing the best allocation of these resources is a complex and challenging task that decision makers face every day. Methodologies and techniques must be defined and implemented, aiming to support the decision-making process according to the goal of each organization. As society changes, the goals change too. It is now evident that complex decision making cannot be based only on financial criteria. From the private company point of view, aspects like the strategic dimension of projects, or its alignment with the company's strategy, the contribution to long term objectives or employees' wellbeing must not be overlooked. The same way, the economic perspective of the project underlines the need to properly consider and include in the analysis the social and environmental dimensions of the projects as decision variables. The main goal of the Conference ICOPEV2022 is to join together academics and professionals from a variety of fields with interest on the issues of production economics, engineering project and innovation management, entrepreneurship, decision making and business intelligence applications.


Submission of Full Paper

August 31st, 2022
September 15th, 2022

Notification of Acceptance

September 19th, 2022

Regular Registration Deadline

September 15th,  2022


Joaquim Oliveira Martins

Special Advisor, EU Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms

José Alves

Dean at the Faculty of Business of the City University of Macau.

Ana Barros

MBA, PhD, is Senior Innovation Consultant at PNO in Portugal.

José Tribolet

ST Distinct Full Prof. of Information Systems (Emeritus). President of INESC.

António Batista

Project Manager and Senior Researcher in the Product and Systems Development Unit at INEGI.

Morten Lund

Vice Head of Aalborg University Business School, Associate Professor, Entrepreneur, executive and business design expert

Pedro André Corista

AI Engineer at Capgemini Engineering


This year’s ICOPEV is organized by Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco and it will take place in Escola Superior de Tecnologia on September’s 29th-30th.

Castelo Branco is an inland city and municipality in Central Portugal. Castelo Branco gets its name from the prior existence of a Luso-Roman castrum or fortified settlement called Castra Leuca, on the summit of the hill of Colina da Cardosa. The population grew on the slopes of this hill.

The most important monument in Castelo Branco is the Jardim do Paço Episcopal (Garden of the Episcopal Palace). It is one of the most beautiful baroque gardens in Portugal and contains statues of allegories, kings and zodiacal signs, arranged around ponds, terraces and staircases.

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