The 17th International Conference on Business Excellence
Rethinking business: Sustainable leadership in a VUCA world

23 – 25 March 2023

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

Mini Track Chair:

  • Daniel Traian Pele, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Miruna Mazurencu Pele, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Sadok BEN YAHIA, Technology University of Tallinn (TalTech), Estonia

Data Science provides insight and understanding of large amount of unstructured and heterogeneous digital sources. Today’s business activities in the modern digital society produces masses of information that needs to be filtered, analysed and structured for prediction and modelling. Text mining, herding analysis and sentiment extraction are quantitative tools to augment forecasts in finance, banking and behavioral economics. Smart data analytics is the way to apply data science in a digital society.

In this track we aim at practitioners and academics that want to present tools and concepts of data science with a strong focus on applications and implementations.

We encourage submission of papers that address emerging needs and the impact of data science on the new digital society.

FinTech aims to improve the efficiency of financial systems using technology. FinTech bring several opportunities (competitive prices, better user experience, wider inclusion) but also risks (credit risks, market risks, cyber risks), amplified by the interconnectedness of FinTech platforms, which generates systemic risks.

We encourage submission of papers dealing with the following subject fields (but not limited to): Digital Banking, Internet Finance, Financial Inclusion, Asset Allocation, Impact Investment, Crypto Currency, Alternative Asset Management, Blockchain Technology, Robo Advising, Text Mining, P2P Financing, Financial Privacy Issues.

Daniel Traian Pele graduated Mathematics at University of Bucharest (2000) and got his Ph.D. in Statistics (2007) at Bucharest University of Economic Studies. He currently serves as an Associate Professor at Department of Statistics and Econometrics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, teaching Statistics of Financial Markets and Time Series. He is an author of more than 20 scientific publications in internationally refereed journals. The corresponding research profile is that of a data scientist, focused on statistical modelling of financial markets. He was a postdoctoral researcher at ICMA Centre, Reading University, United Kingdom (2011) and a Guest Researcher at Research Data Center from Department of Statistics, Humboldt University from Berlin (2014). He is the co-founder of SAS Centre of Excellence in Bucharest University of Economic Studies (2009), aiming to use SAS as a platform for analytics with applications in economy and finance. He was also a World Bank consultant in Romania and he taught courses of Statistics, Econometrics and SAS for the employees of the Romanian National Bank (BNR), National Statistical Institute (INS) and other financial institutions.

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.

Sadok BEN YAHIA is a Professor at the Technology University of Tallinn (TalTech) since January 2019. He obtained his Habilitation to Lead research in Computer Sciences from the University of Montpellier (France) in April 2009.

His research interests mainly focus on data-driven approaches for near-real time Big Data analytics, e.g., urban mobility in smart cities (e.g., information aggregation & dissemination, traffic congestion prediction). Fake content fighting, cybersecurity.

For the supervision activities, He supervised 33 PhD Computer Science Students and over 60 master students. A selected list of his publications is shown at a glance through my DBLP web site: In addition, the impact of his publications within the community is shown through the google scholar:

He is currently a member of the steering committee of the International Conference on Concept Lattices and their Applications (CLA) as well as the International French Spoken Conference on Knowledge Extractions and Management. Contact him at

Publication Opportunities:

The conference is organized by Society for Business Excellence and Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages on the 23-25 of March 2023 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 2023 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 (

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 ICBE2020:

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 (

Selected papers will be published, subject to review, in a Special Issue of Sustainability journal (

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

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

Submission Details

Submission of full paper due for review February 1st 2023
March 1st 2023
March 10th 2023
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) March 7th 2023
March 15th 2023
Final paper due (with changes implemented) March 10th 2023
March 18th 2023
Final Author registration date March 12th 2023
March 20th 2023

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD – by December 31st 2022
Academics 170 euro 850 lei
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 125 euro 625 lei
REGULAR – By February 28th 2023
Academics 250 euro 1250 lei
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 200 euro 1000 lei
LATER – After February 28th 2023
Academics 350 euro 1750 lei
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 300 euro 1500 lei
Supplementary paper 100 euro 500 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).

Do you have any questions?

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