21 – 23 March 2024

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

Mini Track Chair:

  • Christian FIESELER

  • Miruna Mazurencu

  • Mihai Sacala

The diffusion of rapidly improving, powerful artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is rendering automated decision making an increasingly common component of organizational processes, in which employees, managers, clients and the public are more and more facing a reality where machines make ‘decisions’ that are implemented without always meaningful avenues for questioning and redress. While AI and its employment in organizations has made great progress over the last decade, often for the better, there is often a countervailing harm that tends to affect more vulnerable members of the workforce and society. The central objective of this mini-track is to offer a managerial, business ethics, perspective on how social, commercial, and political actors can ensure accountability in algorithmic decision-making processes. It aims at tackling issues associated with algorithmic opacity such as lack of recourse on the user side, bias, and discrimination.

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

  • Ethical AI Development and Deployment

  • Analyzing the role of government regulations in AI

  • Legal and policy frameworks for ensuring AI accountability

  • Transparency and Explainability in AI

  • Techniques and tools for making AI systems more transparent

  • Addressing the “black box” problem in machine learning

  • Strategies for explaining AI decisions to stakeholders

  • AI Bias and Fairness

  • Discussing the challenges of bias in AI algorithms

  • Examining the impact of AI on the workforce

  • Strategies for retraining and upskilling in the AI era

  • Incorporating AI ethics and accountability into educational curricula

  • Training the next generation of AI professionals with responsible AI principles

  • Research and innovation in AI ethics education

  • Using surveys and experiments to assess ethical decision-making by AI systems

  • Quantifying the ethical considerations of AI developers and users

  • Measuring the transparency of AI algorithms and models

  • Quantifying the comprehensibility of AI-generated explanations

  • Assessing the impact of transparent AI on user trust and accountability

Christian FIESELER

After stations at the University of St. Gallen, and as visiting researcher and faculty associate at the Universities of Harvard and Stanford, Christian currently serves as full professor for Communication and Management at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway, where he dedicated the last five years to building an interdisciplinary research group (the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society) and a solid curriculum at the intersection of New Media, Digital Technologies and Society.

Miruna MAZURENCU MARINESCU PELE is full professor, Ph.D., of Statistics and Econometrics within Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Department of Statistics and Econometrics. She is also a MBA graduate of the Conservatoire National des Arts et des Metiers of Paris. Dr. Mazurencu Pele is a Fulbright grantee and a Romanian Academy of Science post-doctoral fellow. She is a local expert of FAO and Phare and project director of several national and international projects. Her articles are published in various international and national journals. Her area of expertise is multidimensional analysis of economic phenomena, the econometric modelling of the ICT based businesses performance and their valuation as well as quantitative methods applied in regional science.

Mihai Sacală is full professor for the Statistics and Econometrics Department of ASE Bucharest, carries out research in areas of interest such as financial markets, health, agriculture and artificial intelligence. He was part of national and international research teams, contributing to the creation of policies of public and private interest.

Publication Opportunities:

The conference is organized by Society for Business Excellence and Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages on the 21-23 of March 2024 at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages (FABIZ) in partnership with the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Economics (EAM) and the Faculty of International Economic Relations (REI). 

The papers accepted at ICBE 2024 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 (

The last 7 editions of the Proceedings of the ICBE volumes have been indexed in ISI Web of Science.

Submitted papers will be also considered for publishing under Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, series indexed by Scopus and ISI. Here you can access the last the edition published following ICBE2022:  

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 (

A selection of the submitted papers will be published, subject to review, in the Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting (

Submission Details

Submission of full paper due for review January 15th 2024
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) February 15th 2024
Final paper due (with changes implemented) March 1st 2024
Final Author registration date March 5th 2024

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD – by December 1st 2023
Academics 220 euro 1100 lei
Student (Ph.D. or Post-doc) 175 euro 875 lei
REGULAR – by February 1st 2024
Academics 250 euro 1250 lei
Student (Ph.D. or Post-doc) 200 euro 1000 lei


LATER – by March 10th 2024
Academics 400 euro 2000 lei
Student (Ph.D. or Post-doc) 350 euro 1750 lei
  • SUPPLEMENTARY PAPER = 150 euro / 750 lei
  • The conference fee includes one conference attendance, publication, conference folder and acces to the online events during the conference.

*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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