Mini-Tracks

21 – 23 March 2024

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

Mini Track Chair:

  • Dana BOLDEANU, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Florin MIHAI, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Over recent years, companies from different domains started to invest in ERP systems with the aim of exploring opportunities and employing technology to optimize business performance. Balancing between reducing costs and risks and increasing business resilience, the companies are facing challenges related to the development of ERP systems in the context of business disruption and need for adaptation to the new digital technologies.

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

  • Implications of integrating Robotic Process Automation (RPA) components within ERP systems

  • ERP challenges through the integration of AI-based technologies components

  • Choosing the right ERP system – the “eternal” challenge of software solution integrators and customers (beneficiary companies)

  • ERP systems development challenged by the emerging of new digital technologies

  • Models of assessing costs and risks in an ERP implementation

  • Enhancing the integration between ERP systems and social media platforms

Dana-Maria Boldeanu is PhD. in accounting since 2008 and Associate Professor at Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Department of Management Information Systems with over 20 years of teaching and research activity. From 2016 she is a member of the department’s council. She is Executive Director of “Centre for Advanced Studies on Electronic Services” since 2009. Her research activity includes over 30 articles and studies published in indexed journals and in national and international conference proceedings, participation as member in more than 15 research projects developed on national and international scale with topics like e-services, IT governance and audit, knowledge management and ERP systems, university management. Since 2016 she is an associate profesor at INDE MBA program sharing knowledge on project management for professionals, entrepreneurs, and managers with vast business experience.

Mihai Florin is the Head of Management Information Systems’ Department since 2013 and held the position of vice dean of the Faculty of Accounting and Management Information Systems between 2008 and 2012.

Between 2008 and 20013, he was the coordinator of the IT system’s development team for university management of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and currently he is part of its maintenance team. He participated as a member of several development teams of different IT platforms in the field of education, financial and accounting and others.

Regarding the research activity, he is mainly focused on the area of computer platforms for the educational field, ERP systems, ensuring sustainability in the context of digitization.

Since 2022 he is a member of the Council of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS), and between 2010 and 2021 he was a member of the ARACIS Commission of Permanent Experts for distance and part-time education.

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 (https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/picbe/picbe-overview.xml

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:  https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-19886-1  

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 (www.degruyter.com/view/j/mmcks).

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 (https://revista.isfin.ro/en/).

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).

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