Call for abstracts

Conference on Big data in Economics, Science, and Technology (BEST) is an international interdisciplinary conference combining aspects of economics, science, and technology to address complex societal issues that we face today on a global scale.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: May 31st, 2018
Acceptance decision: June 10th, 2018
Conference date: July 12 – 14th, 2018

Abstract Submissions

Submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, members of the  Program  Committee.  Only accepted abstracts will be included in the BEST-2018 Program.

All contributions should be in PDF  format and should be submitted electronically using the abstract submission form.  At least one author from every accepted submission needs to register and attend the conference.

Conference focus areas and topics

Stability and sustainability of economic systems is an important issue in the current climate of high uncertainty for the future of global economy. In addition to stable financial systems, economic sustainability also depends on reliable health care systems, secure computer networks, dependable transportation, and solid infrastructure, to name a few. In this environment, science and technology play an important role in modeling and forecasting future economic outcomes.

Statistical physics and network theory offer new analytical approaches to study economic development and interconnectivity of the underlying systems comprising the global economy.

Using complexity science, research efforts have recently been conducted in many aspects of global financial systems, health care, transportation, and infrastructure. Some studies show how economic networks are interconnected, some develop network tools to measure risk propagation through these networks, yet some concentrate on data mining, spreading the wing of researchers who explore, analyze, and investigate a wide range of global economic data available today.

This conference intends to cover these aspects, attracting researchers from various scientific fields. Some of the topics covered at the conference are:

  • Network Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulations of Financial Networks
  • Financial Informatics
  • Data coverage and availability
  • Risk evaluation on various networks
  • New Internet infrastructure
  • Health informatics
  • Modeling of failure and recovery in coupled networks
  • Business cycles and crisis event analysis
  • Future tasks and prospects

Previous Conferences

This is the latest conference in the series of past and successful conferences: