The 14th International Conference on Business Excellence
Business Revolution in the Digital Era

19-21 March 2020, Bucharest, Romania

 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

Mini Track Chair:

  • Adriana Miclea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, UNESCO Department for Business Administration

  • Catalin Dobrea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Department of Management

The development and use of new models and concepts to support decision making in business and project management problems has been increasing in recent years, with a variety of techniques being applied. Usually, decision support in these realms needs to consider different criteria to evaluate whether a solution is good. In the assessment of solution quality, different stakeholder views must often be captured; therefore, participatory decision making techniques are very useful. When decision support methods are used correctly the project manager increases the chances of success.

For this track, we welcome discussions of how multiple criteria are selected and modeled, and which approaches can be used in solving both business and project management problems. Submissions should also provide insights from the practitioners’ perspective, e.g., how did the model perform, what assumptions had to be considered? Finally, we encourage authors to consider both the perspective of the facilitator as well as the decision maker.

The MCDA (AHP/ANP) minitrack chairs, jointly with The UNESCO Department for Business Administration, encourage participants as academic researchers, practitioners from the business sector, PhD students, people working in public administration (central bank, controlling authorities) and in the non-governmental sector, etc. to submit papers on the proposed topics.

The main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related to:

  • Preference modelling in business decisions and/or project management
  • Multi-objective optimization using Multi-Attribute Utility, Value Theories, AHP, ANP or MACBETH contributions for finance, energy planning problems, sustainable development
  • Applications of non-classical MCDA in business or project management using fuzzy integrated approach, verbal decision methods or the fuzzy sets in decision analysis

  • Stakeholders analysis
  • Participatory decision making

  • Resources allocation

  • Evaluation of solutions

  • Evaluation of candidates

  • Projects impact assessment

  • Monitoring of results

Prof. Adriana Miclea graduated Faculty of Mathematics of Bucharest University with a specialization in Probability Theory and Statistics and holds a PhD in economics from the Romanian Academy on Intelligent techniques applied in Macroeconomics. Her work is in the field of econometrics of short time series, mathematical convergence of specific probabilistic optimization algorithms, preference modelling in the context of Analytic Hierarchy/Network Processes. She is a former Senior Research Fulbright Grantee, Visiting professor at Pittsburgh University and participated in several European projects applying AHP/ANP for the evaluation of public goods in agriculture.

Prof. Razvan Catalin Dobrea studied Technological Engineering and Economical Sciences, holds a Master Degree n English Communication and Economical Research and sa PHD degree in Management from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. He is expert in project management with exquisite results in both theoretical and applicative directions. Is an evaluating expert for various projects with Eurpoean financing or with financing from the World Bank. Curently is involved into various projects regarding the strategical coordination of the planning acros administrative teritorial units in Romania.

Publication Opportunities:

The conference is organized by Society for Business Excellence and UNESCO Department for Business Administration on the 19-21 of March 2020 at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages (FABIZ) in partnership with the Romanian Academy, the University of Bucharest and the Sapienza University from Rome, Italy. The papers accepted at ICBE 2020 will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration, payment and presentation. The papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings volume under the German Publishing House De Gruyter and they will be indexed in EBSCO, Proquest, ExLibris, OCLC, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, CELDES, CNPIE, Naviga, and will be submitted to Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index (

Important! Papers presented to the International Conference on Business Excellence (ICBE 2019) will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Sustainability Journal, indexed Web of Science, Impact Factor: 1.789 (2016); 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.850 (2016);

In addition, the best three Papers (Best paper Award Management&Marketing) will be published in the international journal Management & Marketing. Challenges for the Knowledge Society by De Gruyter Open, indexed in Web of Science- Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Proquest, Cabell’s Directory and more than 20 other international databases (

At the final ceremony, based on a international committee selection, there will be granted three Best Paper Award Management&Marketing, two Excellence Awards and two Best Paper Awards of the Journal of Economic Forecasting, indexed in Web of Science (

Submission Details

Abstract submission deadline 31 October 2019 15 December 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance 15 November 2019 17 December 2019
Submission of full paper due for review 15 January 2020 31 January 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes) 31 January 2020 16 February 2020
Final paper due (with any changes) 19 February 2020 29 February 2020
Final Author registration date 29 February 2020 5 March 2020

Registration and payment*

Academics 200 euro
Practitioners 250 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 150 euro
REGULAR – By March 9th 2020
Academics 300 euro
Practitioners 350 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 250 euro
LATER (ON SITE*) – After March 9th 2020
Academics 400 euro
Practitioners 450 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 350 euro
  • The conference fee includes one conference attendance, publication, conference folder, meals during the conference and a trip in a soon to be announced destination on March, 21.
  • Accompanying person: € 80,00 (Only for the social dinner)
  • All confirmed SBE members (who have paid their membership fee for 2020) benefit from a 30% fee discount.

*Please be aware that a late payment involves the possibility not to be present in the printed version of the materials (agenda, booklet).

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