21 – 23 March 2024

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

Mini Track Chair:

  • Marius MATEI, 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.

Marius Matei is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages (FABIZ), Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), researcher, econometrician and high frequency data specialist, with publications in leading academic journals. His experience covers a broad range of fields, from investments gained as Senior Quantitative Analyst (Asset Allocation) in the Investments Department of a superannuation fund (Mine Super) in Australia to central banking, gained as Principal Economist in the Systemic Risk Monitoring Division, Financial Stability Department of the National Bank of Romania. He also worked as Senior Economist at UniCredit Bank (Romania) and also as Senior Economist in the Government of New South Wales (Australia).
He spent a significant portion of his working life in the academic sector. He taught, as Sessional Academic, Econometrics, Finance, Economics and Business units at Macquarie University, University of New South Wales and University of Tasmania (Australia), Barcelona Business School and Valencia Business School (Spain), Carleton University (Canada) and Bucharest University of Economic Studies. He published in Journal of Econometrics, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Econometrics, Economic Record and Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting. He also published two books, “Risk and Volatility (Theory, Methods and Econometric Modelling)” and “Techniques of Forecasting Volatility and Returns of High Frequency Time Series. Macro-micro Binomial from the Data Aggregation and Synthetizing Perspective”, as well as chapters in three books. He worked in various research projects at the University of Tasmania, Macquarie University, ESADE Business School and Romanian Academy.
Marius is member of the Editorial Board of Open Economics journal, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, and Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting. He also served as reviewer for the Quantitative Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Computational Management Science, Australian Journal of the Agricultural and Resource Economics, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, and Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting.
He holds a PhD in Management Sciences (from ESADE Business School, Spain) and a PhD in Economics (from the Romanian Academy), with postdoctoral studies at the University of Tasmania (Australia) and the Romanian Academy. He also graduated a Master in Economics (at Carleton University, Canada), a Master of Research in Finance (at ESADE Business School, Spain) and a Master in International Relations and European Integration (at SNSPA). He was visiting scholar at Stanford University (USA) and Aarhus University (CREATES) (Denmark). He attended summer schools at the Oxford University, Nova School of Business, and Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. He also has a Certificate in Programming (TAFE NSW, Australia), in Business Administration (ESSCA, France), and in academic tutoring (University of New South Wales, Australia).
Marius’ expertise and research are in the fields of investments, risk and financial econometrics applied in the business administration field. His research has been focused on the econometric modeling of financial time series, sampled at short time intervals, for the purposes of volatility modeling and forecasting of the companies’ stocks, financial crisis detection and modelling contagion and its impact on the companies’ businesses, and firms’ decisions to respond to heightened stress or to better market conditions, as well as ranking of the most systemically important companies. His research interests are in risk modelling, finance, macroeconomics, investments and financial stability fields.

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 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 (

Submitted papers will also be considered for publication in the Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). JRFM is ranked B in the 2022 ABDC Journal Quality List and indexed by a number of databases, including Scopus (CiteScore = 2.8), EconBiz/ECONIS, EconLit, EconPapers (RePEc), etc. JRFM is now #10 on the list based on the citation index (H5) for finance. In addition, two best paper awards (300 CHF each) will be published in the conference’s special issue “Smart Solutions for Sustainable Economics and Finance” of JRFM

Selected papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Financial Studies (ISSN: 2559-1347). JFS has been published by the Institute of Financial Studies since 2016. In its pages, works by professional practitioners, but also by authors from the scientific and university world in the country and abroad, as well as young researchers, will be published, concerning issues in the financial field such as: insurance-reinsurance, capital market, private pensions but also in other fields such as the academic field, the business field etc. The journal is indexed in DOAJ, RePEc, CEEOL, ERIHPLUS and Google Scholar (

Submission Details

Submission of full paper due for review February 25th 2024
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) March 1st 2024
Final paper due (with changes implemented) March 15th 2024
Final Author registration date March 15th 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 March 1st 2024
Academics 300 euro 1500 lei
Student (Ph.D. or Post-doc) 250 euro 1250 lei
LATE – by March 20th 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).

Do you have any questions?

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