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Call for Papers

FEMIB is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


We live in a fast-paced and interconnected world, in which different focuses in businesses are related and dependent on each other. Four emerging areas of business: Finance, Economics, Management and IT Business (FEMIB) are essential for each country, organization, society and individual as follows. Finance is important to the individual, corporate and national wealth, profits and long-term future. Economics can help us understand how the past and current status of the regional, national and global financial performance. Management allows organizations, governments, decision-makers to make their projects and services more structured, efficient, productive and competitive. IT business stands for new trends of development, opportunities and innovation. We believe that only doing well in these four areas, this can ensure each organization, decision-maker, investor, government and country to achieve long-term success and collaboration. Our aim and objective are to bring scientists, practitioners and decision-makers of these four areas together to foster a strong and well-connected community. We welcome innovative ideas, concepts, services, techniques, research outputs and business practices.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Accounting Practices
  • Tax Avoidance, Invasion and Extraction from Tax Invasion
  • Corporate Finance
  • Finance Theories
  • Money, Credit and Banking
  • Stock, Currency and Bonds
  • Commodity
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Statistics
  • Future Markets
  • Risk
  • New Trends for Accounting and Finance
  • Research for Accounting
  • Tax Theories and Practices


  • Macroeconomics
  • International Trade: New Development, Current Theories and Practices
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Econometrics Modeling
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Housing Markets and Recommendation
  • Economy for BRICS
  • Microeconomics
  • Geo-Economics in Asia-Pacific, Europe, America, Middle East And/Or Africa
  • Economic Theories
  • Regional and National Economics of Emerging Countries
  • Modern Economic Practices


  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Information Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Project Management
  • General Management
  • Management Theories
  • Modern Management Practices
  • Tourism and Entertainment
  • CSR and Business Ethics
  • International Business
  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Management and Operation of Education


  • Business for AI and Deep Learning
  • Computers in Industry
  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Business for Big Data, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing
  • Business for IT-driven Services
  • Information Systems and Informatics
  • ICT for Business
  • ICT for Education, Healthcare, Finance and Other Sectors
  • Large Scale Surveys and Analysis
  • HCI and Computers Human Behavior


  • Consulting
  • Future Business Models, Trends and Development
  • Emerging Products, Services and Research
  • National Strategies, Development and Globalization
  • Successful Firms – Their Case Studies and Secrets of Success
  • Technologies for Finance, Economics, Management And/Or IT Business
  • Integration of Finance, Economics, Management And/Or IT Business
  • Blockchain, Fintech and Mobile Payments


Mike PapazoglouEuropean Research Institute in Service Science, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Manlio Del GiudiceUniversity of Rome Link Campus, Italy
Muthu RamachandranIntegrated Cloud Solutions, AI Tech North and Public Intelligence, United Kingdom
Gary WillsCyber Physical Systems, School of Electronics and Computer Science,, University of Southampton, United Kingdom


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
Following the Conference, authors of selected high quality papers will be advised to submit, after substantial revision and improvement according to journals' requirements and guidelines, their papers for regular issue of the JKM journals, where they will undergo the traditional double blind peer review process.

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Expert Systems.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 3 - 5 May, 2019

Paper Submission: January 4, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 7, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 21, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 31, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 28, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 14, 2019 (expired)


Paper Submission: February 21, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 13, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 21, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 26, 2018 (expired)

Special Sessions
Paper Submission: March 10, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 18, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Paper Submission: March 10, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 18, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 26, 2018 (expired)
Paper Submission: March 10, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 18, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 20, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 20, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 20, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 28, 2019 (expired)


FEMIB Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


The conference will be held at the Voutes Campus at the University of Crete, Crete, Greece.
The Voutes Campus is about 10km from Heraklion town centre, in the area of Vassiliki Vouton. All the Departments of the School of Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Mathematics) are now housed in new buildings on the Voutes Campus, as well as the School of Medicine and the adjoining University General Hospital.


Victor ChangDepartment of Operations and Information Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom


Ruijun BuDepartment of Economics, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mitra AramiUniversity of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Patricia BaudierMarketing/Innovation, Ecole de Management Normandie, France


Nor Aznin Abu Bakar, School of Economics, Finance & BankingUniversiti Utara Malaysia, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Chantal Ammi, MMS, Mines Telecom Business School, France
Irena Andreeska, economy, PVPU Euro College, Kumanovo, Republic of Macedonia, North Macedonia
Nora Azureen Abdul Rahman, Banking and Risk Management Department, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Taqadus Bashir, Management Sciences, Bahria University, Pakistan
Roland Berberich, International Business School Suzhou, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Alexander Brem, Chair of Technology Management, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Asli Cazorla Milla, American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Yang Chen, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Mingli Chen, Economics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Xueyu Cheng, Interdisciplinary Studies, Clayton State University, United States
Alexakis Christos, Finance and Accounting, ESC Rennes business School, France
Cristina Duhnea, Finance and Accounting, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
Samuel Fosso-Wamba, 20 Boulevard Lascrosses, TBS Business School, France
Li Gaorong, School of Statistics, Beijing Normal University, China
Rod Garratt, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States
Olga Gorelkina, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Tina E. Gruber-Muecke, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
Kaddour Hadri, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
Abdulnasser Hatemi-J, Economics and Finance, United Arab Emirates (UAE) University, United Arab Emirates
Ming He, International Business School Suzhou, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Emilia Herman, Management, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Targu Mures, Romania
Muhammad Jawad, Department of Commerce, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan
Kanwal I. Khan, Institute of Business & Management, Institute of Business & Management, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Seon Tae Kim, Economics, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Galina Kondrateva, Marketing, EDC Paris Business School, France
Eiji Kurozumi, Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Hugo Lam, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Yan Li, School of Business - Division of Strategy & International Business, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Marcos Lima, Marketing, SKEMA Business School, France
Lúcia Lima Rodrigues, School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Portugal
Nikolina Ljepava, American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Frank McGroarty, Banking and Finance, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Zhanna A. Mingaleva, Department of Economics and management in industrial production, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russian Federation
Simon Neaime, Economics, American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon
Pece Nedanovski, Economics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Economics, Skopje, North Macedonia
Kinga Niemczak, Finance and Applied Economics, University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Norhafiza Nordin, Department of Finance, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Vasileios Pappas, Accounting and Finance, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Serge Perrot, University Paris-Dauphine, France
Massimo Pollifroni, Department of Management, University of Turin, Italy
Branka Remenaric, Jordanovac 110, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia
Angela Roman, Department of Finance, Money and Public Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Romania
Volker Seiler, International Business School Suzhou, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Duško Šnjegota, Accounting and Business Finance, Faculty of Economics, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Xiaojun Song, Peking University, China
Lan Sun, School of Business & Law, Central Queensland University, Australia
Abderrahim Taamouti, Durham Business School, Durham University, United Kingdom
Kun Tian, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Ellen E. Touchstone, International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Daniel Traian Pele, Statistics and Econometrics, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Tugrul U. Daim, Portland State University, United States
Ramesh Vahidi, Business School, University of Southhampton, United Kingdom
Weining Wang, City U of London, United Kingdom
Bin Wang, Economics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China
Xiao Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Toshiaki Watanabe, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Dacheng Xiu, University of Chicago, United States
Fuyu Yang, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Chengyu (Allen) Yang, International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
ZhenZhen Zhao, SKEMA Business School, France

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