Submissions
The International FinTech, InsurTech and Blockchain Forum invites short papers for submission. All submissions should be formatted as five-page extended abstracts (up to 4 pages for content and 1 page for literature).​ As we want to foster a diversity of innovative ideas from a broad variety of disciplines and research fields, submissions may refer to work that is recently published, is currently under review elsewhere, or in preparation, and may link to content of one publicly accessible paper. However, each submission will be evaluated solely on the submitted abstract, which must therefore comprise an entirely self-contained description of the work. 
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Theories of FinTech, blockchain and the internet of value

  • Reference models for FinTech, InsurTech, blockchain and the internet of value

  • Architectures for FinTech, InsurTech, blockchain and the internet of value

  • FinTech, InsurTech and blockchain technologies and standards

  • Applications for FinTech, InsurTech, blockchain and the internet of value

  • TechFin

  • Cryptocurrencies

  • Initial coin offerings (ICOs)

  • Novel ways of asset and investment management

  • Smart contracts 

  • Financial peer-to-peer markets 

  • Digital identity and data privacy

  • Regulatory technology (RegTech)

  • Digital client relationships in financial services

  • Social and robo advisory models

  • FinTech-enabled business models (crowdfunding, crowdinvesting etc.)

  • Financial inclusion

  • Future financial services ecosystems 

  • Future financial market infrastructures

  • Digital currencies and central banks

Important dates are:

August 15th: Call for Abstracts

October 15th: Submission Deadline

October 30th: Paper Acceptance Information

November 5th: Conference and Paper Session 

Please submit all papers to fintech@ifi.uzh.ch

Please use this template: 

After review by the Program Committee, a subset of all abstracts submitted will be considered for presentation at the Best Paper Award Track as part of the conference on Nov. 5th. All authors will not receive a detailed feedback from the review process, just an accept/reject decision. The main evaluation criteria will be:

  • the topic provides a good fit for the conference

  • the paper includes interesting theories and/or results with a promise to present evidence or non-obvious arguments

If your abstract is accepted for presentation, at least one author has to attend the conference.

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