Call for Papers

Important Date:

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2019 February 21, 2019

Early-rate registration deadline: April, 30.

Presenter registration deadline: April, 30.

Submission (through Conferency):


The 15th annual Symposium on Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research (SCECR) will take place in the vibrant and modern city of Hong Kong on June 10-13, 2019.

We will assemble a rigorous set of papers for presentation at SCECR, and we invite submissions that highlight statistical challenges and empirical opportunities related to electronic commerce, big data, Internet of Things, and related areas. The symposium’s theme will be “The Crossroad of AI, Statistics, Econometrics and Society“. We welcome submissions from a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to, electronic markets, social media, FinTech, digitization of industries and products, and virtually any data-driven phenomena. We welcome methodological contributions related to statistics, data mining, machine learning, econometrics, and other empirical approaches motivated by data. Submissions should highlight the statistical and empirical challenges that arise from the collection, analysis, and modeling of data. Please visit the symposium website ( for more details.

The deadline for submission is February 14, 2019  February 21, 2019, and notifications will be sent on February 28, 2019 March 7, 2019. Authors should submit a two-page extended abstract (excluding references, figures, and tables) that outlines the research and the corresponding empirical challenges. Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format on Conferency <> (you need to register to submit papers).

Details about travel, hotels, and the venue will be provided on the website. We will recommend activities before and after the symposium.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hong Kong in June 2019!

The Organizing Committee,

Michael Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Galit Shmueli, National Tsing Hua University

Rong Zheng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Xitong Li, HEC Paris

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