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


  • Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Econometrics Modeling
  • Microeconomics
  • Economic Theories
  • Regional and National Economics of Emerging Countries


  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Information Management
  • Information Systems
  • Human Resources Management
  • Project Management
  • General Management
  • Management Theories
  • Modern Management Practices
  • CSR and Business Ethics
  • International Business
  • Innovation
  • Marketing


  • 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, Education, Healthcare, Finance and Other Sectors
  • HCI and Computers Human Behavior


  • Future Business Models, Trends and Development
  • Emerging Products, Services and Research
  • Technologies for Finance, Economics, Management And/Or IT Business
  • Integration of Finance, Economics, Management And/Or IT Business
  • Blockchain, Fintech and Mobile Payments


Alon HalevyFacebook AI, United States
Kecheng LiuHenley Business School, The University of Reading, United Kingdom
Fred PhillipsUniversity of New Mexico, United States


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).

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 International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence

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.

Papers on Blockchain topics, submitted as abstracts to the Special Session on Blockchain Applications, and presented at the conference venue, can be submitted to the Journal of Innovation, Economics and Management (JIEM). In such case, only the abstract will be published in the conference proceedings.

Authors of the best papers focused on fusion can be selected to submit an extended version (at least 30% of new content) of their work to be appreciated for publication in the Technological Forecasting and Social Change

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: 5 - 6 May, 2020

Paper Submission: January 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 12, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 5, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 5, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020 (expired)


Paper Submission: February 24, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)
Paper Submission: March 9, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 30, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: May 15, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 11, 2020 (expired)


FEMIB Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


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


Patricia BaudierEM Normandie Business School, France
Mitra AramiNortheastern University London, United Kingdom


Nor Aznin Abu Bakar, School of Economics, Finance & BankingUniversiti Utara Malaysia, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Noor Azman Ali, Management and Marketing, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Chantal Ammi, MMS, Mines Telecom Business School, France
Irena Andreeska, economy, PVPU Euro College, Kumanovo, Republic of Macedonia, North Macedonia
Burchan Aydin, Engineering and Technology, Texas A&M Commerce, United States
Taqadus Bashir, Management Sciences, Bahria University, Pakistan
Zafer Çaliskan, Hacettepe University, Department of Economics, Turkey
Asli Cazorla Milla, American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Mingli Chen, Economics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Xueyu Cheng, Interdisciplinary Studies, Clayton State University, United States
Ritesh Chugh, Central Queensland University, Australia
Luca Di Persio, College of Mathematics - Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy
Teresa Dieguez, Management, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Cristina Duhnea, Finance and Accounting, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
Omar Durrah, Management, Dhofar University, Oman
Li Gaorong, School of Statistics, Beijing Normal University, China
Gradinaru Giani, Statistics and Econometrics, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Olga Gorelkina, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Emilia Herman, Management, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Targu Mures, Romania
Muhammad Jawad, Department of Commerce, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan
Raja Jebasingh, Asst Research Director St. Joseph's College of Commerce 163, Brigade Road, St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore, India
Sandra Jednak, University of Belgrade-Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Serbia
Ahmad T. Kahwaji, Management, Dhofar University, Oman
Rohit Kanda, University School of Financial Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, G.T. Road, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Seon Tae Kim, Economics, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Galina Kondrateva, Marketing, EDC Paris Business School, France
Veneta Krasteva, Public Policies and Social Changes, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Eiji Kurozumi, Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Junsoo Lee, Economics, University of Alabama, United States
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
Huiwen Liu, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Rabihah Md. Sum, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia
Zhanna A. Mingaleva, Department of Economics and management in industrial production, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russian Federation
Norhafiza Nordin, Department of Finance, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Ostap Okhrin, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Vasileios Pappas, Accounting and Finance, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Jelena Poljaševic, Accounting, Auditing and Finance, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Economics, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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
Lukáš Smerek, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
Duško Šnjegota, Accounting and Business Finance, Faculty of Economics, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lan Sun, School of Business & Law, Central Queensland University, Australia
Abderrahim Taamouti, Durham Business School, Durham University, United Kingdom
Daniel Traian Pele, Statistics and Econometrics, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Onder Turan, Eskisehir Technical University, Turkey
Ying Xie, School of Economics, Finance and Law, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
Chang Xiong, HeXie Management Research Centre, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Chengyu (Allen) Yang, International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Fuyu Yang, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
ZhenZhen Zhao, SKEMA Business School, France
Krzysztof Zieba, Department of Business and Economic Law, Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

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