21 – 23 March 2024

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

Mini Track Chair:

  • Vanesa VARGAS, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Raul BÂG, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

The HERMES network was founded in November 1997 as an initiative of the Ecole de Management Strasbourg (former IECS) of the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg. Three years later, on the 31st of March 2000, the HERMES Charter was voted on by the General Assembly in a ceremony at the European Parliament. Bucharest University of Economic Studies is part of this network since 2012.

The workshop aims to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges in organizations. It also aims to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. 

This event will develop research opportunities for the doctoral students of the HERMES network, extending the traditional academic research training setting, incorporating elements of digitalization and equipping researchers with the right combination of research-related and transferable competences. It will provide enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set.

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

  • TBD

Vanesa Vargas is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration in foreign languages, where she teaches Entrepreneurship, the European Business Environment and Business Simulations. Her field of research is focused on E-Commerce, and her doctoral thesis was centered on the use of personal data in E-Business and Consumer Protection. She is the office manager of the Higher Education and Research in Management of European Universities (HERMES) and past President of the Rotaract Deva Association. She is a graduate of the German section of the Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages and completed in 2019 the studies for the Bachelor of Laws. Vanesa is a former Konrad Adenauer Foundation scholar and in 2016 she obtained a Trainer certificate. She completed an internship in the Romanian Government, at the Ministry for Small and Medium Enterprises. Recently, she has taken on a key role in organizing the International Conference on Business Excellence, the International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences and publishing the conference proceedings. Vanesa has strong ties with the entrepreneurial network of FABIZ and actively contributes to its development. 

Raul Cristian Bâg is a PhD student at HU Berlin and ASE Bucharest. His general research interests are Machine Learning, MLOps, Research Transparency and Reproducibility and Decentralised Finance. He currently has the role of Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Business Administration in foreign languages where he will be teaching seminars that include a range of subjects from Statistics and Data Analytics to Blockchain. Currently, he also works part time as a senior cloud engineer at a private corporate company, which is the worldwide leader in the area of biometry. This helps him keep in touch with the latest industry trends and technologies.

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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