2019 IEEE Services Workshop

Opportunities and Risks for Financial Services: new advances in FinTech.

🎯 Aims and scope

In the last years, the term Financial Technology (FinTech) has been adopted in order to describe a wide range of services, aided by several financial technologies, for different types of organizations, which mainly address the advancement of quality of financial products and services supported by Information Technology (IT) applications. FinTech has become important due to several important factors, ranging from technical advancement, enterprises innovation, the need for reducing costs, to improving the relationship with the customers. The high speed in which FinTech has been adopted caused a great challenge, due to the multidisciplinarity, advanced usage of integrated platforms, and increase in the demand for such services. Today, FinTech innovations include financial services as well as information technology, and cover all areas of banking intermediation, and financial: from crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending to payment services (e.g. instant payment), from virtual currencies (e.g. Bitcoin) to consulting services (e.g. roboadvisor), as well as technologies for the decentralised validation of transactions (e.g. Blockchain), biometric identification (e.g. using fingerprint, retina facial recognition), and to support the delivery of services (e.g. with utilization of cloud computing and big data). FinTech is present in numerous banking and financial services markets. For example, it allows the entry of technological start-ups, and of the giants of the information and social media technology (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba), but it also allows a strategic response from the companies already present.
Morgan (2017) defines five broad technological areas currently adopted by the FinTech industry today: (i) artificial intelligence and machine learning, (ii) application technologies interfaces, (iii) blockchain, (iv) human digital interfaces, and (v) quantum computing.

In this context, IEEE Services 2019 is a natural environment where scientists can meet and discuss how they can offer new tools and techniques to serve finance and banks. As a community, we have the potential to be a crucial voice in the Financial Services environment.

📝 Topics of interest

Topics may include any new technology application to the following domains:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Lending & Financing
  • Capital Markets & Institutional Trading
  • Core Banking & Infrastructure
  • Credit Score & Analytics
  • Digital Banking
  • Financial Services & Automation
  • General Lending & Marketplace
  • Insurance
  • Mobile Wallets & Remittances
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Payments Processing & Networking
  • Payroll & Benefits
  • Personal Finance & Savings
  • Point-of-Sale & Personal Lending
  • Real Estate Investing
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Retail Investing & Secondary Markets
  • Wealth Management
  • Others regarding Finance and Banks

📆 Dates

  • Workshop Paper Submission Deadline | March 23, 2019
  • Notification to Workshop Paper Author | April 15, 2019
  • Camera-ready & Registration | May 1, 2019

📩 Paper submission instructions

We call for original and unpublished papers no longer than 6 pages (up to 2 additional pages may be purchased subject to approval by the Publication Chair.).
All papers will be reviewed with a minimum of 3 good-quality reviews per paper. The manuscripts should be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and be submitted as PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11-inch paper).

The submission URL is:

Authors wishing to submit a paper to this workshop must select the workshop track on Financial Services in order to be considered.

👥 Organizers

  • Stefania Marrara, Consortium for Technology Transfer C2T, Italy – stefania.marrara[AT] (contact person)
  • Antonia Azzini, Consortium for Technology Transfer C2T – antonia.azzini[AT] (contact person)
  • Mirjana Pejić Bach, University of Zagreb, Croatia –  mpejic[AT]
  • Amir Topalović, Consortium for Technology Transfer C2T – amir.topalovic[AT]