• Important Dates
  • Full manuscript submission:
  • Jan 10, 2017
  • Acceptance notification:
  • Jan 12, 2017
  • Final manuscript submission:
  • Jan 12, 2017
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    Speech

    Keynote Speakers

    Prof. Dr. Chia-Lin Chang, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
    Chia-Lin Chang holds a PhD (Economics) from Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and is an elected Distinguished Fellow of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (DFIETI), and an elected Fellow of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (FMSSANZ). Chia-Lin Chang is a University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Quantitative Economics at Complutense University of Madrid (founded 1293), Spain. Chia-Lin Chang has over 100 journal publications (most of which are in Thompson Reuters) and chapters in books and conference proceedings volumes, is the Executive Editor of the Taiwan Journal of Applied Economics, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Reviews of Global Economics, Editor-in-Chief of Medical and Health Economics, is a member of the editorial boards of 17 international journals, and has guest co-edited special issues of the Journal of Econometrics (Elsevier), Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier), North American Journal of Economics and Finance (Elsevier), Annals of Financial Economics (World Scientific), and Journal of Risk and Financial Management (MDPI). Chia-Lin Chang has been a visiting professor at the Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Japan, Faculty of Economics, Yokohama National University, Japan, Department of Economics, University of Padova (founded 1222), Italy, Department of Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China. Her research areas include applied econometrics, financial econometrics, applied statistics, quantitative finance, risk and financial management, energy economics and finance, applied time series analysis, forecasting, technology and innovation, empirical industrial organization, health and medical economics, tourism research and tourism management, bibliometrics, and international rankings of journals and academics.


    Prof. Dr. Philip Hans Franses, Desiderius Erasmus Distinguished Chair in Economics, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Philip Hans Franses is the Desiderius Erasmus Distinguished Professor of Applied Econometrics and Professor of Marketing Research at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE).
    Professor Franses has been consistently ranked among the top economists in the Netherlands since 1998 by the high-profile ranking Dutch Economists Top 40.
    His articles and books have contributed to the internationalisation of econometrics in the Netherlands and to the establishment of the Erasmus School of Economics' Econometric Institute.
    Professor Franses' research interests span a number of different areas, in particular the development of new models that enable more accurate forecasts with a specific focus on seasonal time series and marketing metrics. His interests also include economic growth and business cycles as well as the Euro. Professor Franses' research aims to address practical questions with answers substantiated by modern econometric models – models often newly developed by him and his team.
    His articles have appeared in all the leading scientific journals and books as well as in national and international mainstream media. He regularly takes part in the Dutch BNR news radio panel. Companies and institutions throughout the Netherlands and abroad have regularly recruited him as an advisor on a range of issues.
    Professor Franses was elected in 2011 as member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2012 he received an honorary doctorate from Chiang Mai University in Thailand.


    Prof. Dr. Michael McAleer, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    Michael McAleer holds a PhD (Economics), 1981, from Queen´s University, Canada. He is University Distinguished Chair Professor, Department of Quantitative Finance, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Erasmus Visiting Professor of Quantitative Finance, Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Quantitative Economics, Complutense University of Madrid (founded 1293) , Spain, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and IAS Adjunct Professor, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Yokohama National University, Japan. On numerous occasions, he has been a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University and Osaka University, Japan, University of Padova (founded 1222), Italy, Complutense University of Madrid (founded 1293), Spain, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is an elected Distinguished Fellow of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (DFIETI), and an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (FIEMSS), Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (FMSSANZ), Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands, and Journal of Econometrics. He is the Editor-in-Chief of five international journals, is on the editorial boards of a further 37 international journals, and has guest co-edited numerous special issues of the Journal of Econometrics (Elsevier), Econometric Reviews (Taylor and Francis), Environmental Modelling and Software (Elsevier), Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier), North American Journal of Economics and Finance (Elsevier), International Review of Economics and Finance (Elsevier), Annals of Financial Economics (World Scientific), Journal of Risk and Financial Management (MDPI), Journal of Economic Surveys (Wiley), and Economic Record (Wiley). In terms of academic publications, he has published more than 675 journal articles and books in financial econometrics, quantitative finance, risk and financial management, economics, theoretical and applied econometrics, theoretical and applied statistics, time series analysis, energy economics, energy finance, forecasting, informatics, data mining, bibliometrics, and international rankings of journals and academics.


    Prof. Dr. Shelton Peiris, School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney, Australia

    Professor Dr. Shelton Peiris holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Monash University, Australia. He Currently he is at the University of Sydney. His research interest includes Statistical Analysis of Time Series, Saddlepoint and Edgeworth type approximations in Time Series, Estimating Functions and Applications in Time Series and topics in Financial Econometrics. He published papers in Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Time Series Analysis, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Stochastic Processes and Applications, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Metrika, Computational Statistics, The Australian Journal of Statistics, Biometrical Journal, Expert Systems with Applications, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Economics Letters, Statistics and Probability Letters, The Australian Journal of Management and Econometrics. His editorial work include:
    • AMS Math Reviewer Mathematical Reviews,
    • Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member of Advances in Decision Sciences,
    • Associate Editor of Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation,
    • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Sri Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics.
    He has collaborated with many well-known academics around the world including Professors C.R. Rao and Bovas Abraham, and visited many leading universities (University of Waterloo, University of Iowa, Pennsylvania State University, University of Manitoba, Royal Holloway University, Thaksin and Tammasat Universities in Thailand, University of Malaya, University of Calcutta and Soka University in Tokyo) as Distinguished Visiting Professor/Visiting Professor of Statistics or Economics.
    In 2011, he organized and chaired the largest International Statistics Conference in Colombo where Professor C.R. Rao was a Keynote speaker. Prof Peiris has been awarded the Faculty of Science Citation for Excellence in Teaching in 2012 on Tuesday, 15 May. This is awarded to academic teaching staff to recognize contributions to high quality teaching and enhancing the student learning environment.

    Prof. Dr. Jiří Strouhal, Department of Business Economics, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic

    Prof. Ing. Jiří Strouhal, Ph.D. (*1980) is a Full Professor at the University of Economics Prague - Department of Strategy and at Skoda Auto University Mladá Boleslav - Department of Finance and Accounting. He gained his Ph.D. degree in accounting major in 2005 and lifetime full professorship decree in 2016. His major is international accounting and financial performance measurement. He published more than 30 books in respected field and more than 80 papers being covered within SCOPUS or ISI Thomson Reuters databases. Since 2011 he also acts as president of Association of Czech Professional Accountants and advices for Czech Statistical Office as well as for the reputed auditing companies.

    Prof. Dr. Coenraad Labuschagne, Department of Finance and Investment Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

    Associate Prof. Dr. Renu Sukharomana, Vice President for Research Affairs and Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Sciences, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand


    Senior Lecturer Financial Mathematics, Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design, Zurich University of A plied Sciences, Switzerland
    Jörg Osterrieder is senior lecturer for financial mathematics at Zurich University of Applied Sciences where he gives lectures on risk management, financial engineering and mathematics for financial markets. He received his PhD from ETH Zürich in the insurance and financial mathematics group. Jörg Osterrieder currently serves as member of the Management Committee for the European academic network "Mathematics for Industry" and is also involved in the Fintech strategy of the School of Engineering. Having previously worked as an executive director at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, Jörg Osterrieder is now active at the intersection of academia and industry, focusing on the transfer of research results to the financial services sector in order to implement practical solutions. His activities include advisory, consulting and applied research projects for the financial services sector both within Switzerland and abroad. Other companies he worked for include Man Investments, Credit Suisse Group, the Boston Consulting Group and Oliver Wyman. His research has been supported by, among others, the Swiss National Science Foundation, Credit Suisse, the German National Academic Foundation, the European Science Foundation and the US National Science Foundation.

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