FinanceCom 2014

Call for Papers – FinanceCom 2014
Enterprise Applications, Markets and Services in the Finance Industry
“New Emergent Trends of IT in Finance Industry”
Sydney, Friday 12th December 2014
Publications will be published by Springer-Verlag as part of the
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series
(indexed in Scopus among others)
10th September 2014 extended till the 28th September 2014
A good opportunity to attend ICIS 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand 14th-17th December
and attend this workshop beforehand!


  • 20/11/2014: The workshop takes place at the Darlington Centre at the University of Sydney (174 City Road, Darlington NSW 2006, Sydney, Australia). More information about the location here
  • 20/11/2014: The final workshop programme can be downloaded (pdf) from here
  • 29/10/2014: The list of accepted papers can be found here
  • 25/10/2014: EMail list of the workshop
  • 24/10/2014: DONT’T FORGET TO REGISTER! Please find the detailed registration information below here
  • 24/10/2014: We are a bit delayed with the review process, but will inform you latest by the 29th October 2014

Advancements in Information and Communication Technologies have paved the way to new business models, markets, networks, services, and players in the financial services industry. FinanceCom 2014 invites papers that help to understand, drive and exploit the associated systems, technologies and opportunities.

After very successful FinanceCom workshops in Sydney, Regensburg, Montreal, Paris, Frankfurt and Barcelona, FinanceCom 2014 will be returning to Sydney on 12th December 2014. The workshop spans multiple disciplines, including technical, services, economic, sociological and behavioral sciences. We welcome research from any of these disciplines, as well as cross-disciplinary work. We are open to various levels of analysis and methodology.

Topics of interest in this research area include but are not limited to:

  • Networks and business models
    • Technology-Driven Transformation of the Financial Industry – towards Banking Value Networks
    • Business process outsourcing/offshoring and Information Systems
    • New e-Finance business models enabled by IT
    • New Bank Business Models & Challenges in a Post-Financial Crisis
    • Approaches for evaluating operational and credit risks as well as banking and market performance
  • Financial Markets
    • Electronic Markets Design and Engineering
    • Algorithmic and High Frequency Trading / Post Trading Systems and Infrastructures
    • Analysis of Intraday Market Data and News
    • Regulation of Electronic Financial Markets (e.g. MiFiD, EMIR or Dodd-Frank)
    • Private Equity and Ventual Capital Investments
  • IT and implementations
    • Role of new technologies (e.g. Web Services, Cloud, Big Data, and Grid Computing)
    • Implementation experiences and case studies
    • Enabling decision support systems in banking and financial markets
    • Enterprise communication in Banking & Financial Services
    • Interoperability of heterogeneous financial systems and evolving international standards
  • “New” Emerging Digital and Virtual Financial Markets
    • Virtual Currencies (Bitcoin, Amazon, …)
    • Alternative Banking, Loan, and Financial Market Models
    • New Customer Contact Trends
    • Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing, and B2B/B2C Social Media
    • Loyalty Card, and Smart Card Markets
    • New consumer identification methods (e.g. Biometrics)
    • M/T/I Banking and Trading Services
    • New Banking and Payment Trends
    • Banking, payments, and currencies in emerging countries


  • We did our very best to keep the registration fees low, and are happy to offer you the following rates:
    • Standard Registration (100 AUD)
    • Student Registration (50 AUD)
    • Sydney University Students (Free)
  • Please register for the workshop on the following website:
  • You will be receiving a separate email that contains the detailed payment information for credit card payment

List of Accepted Papers

The complete workshop programme, including keyntoes can be downloaded from here

  • Keynote Address: Prof. Deborah Ralston, International Linkages: Financial Markets and Technology
  • Other Talks Include:
    • Nicholle McNice, SIRCA, SIRCA Academic Services: The Future is Now
    • Special Session on Regulatory Reporting: Mike Aitken (Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre), Kingsley Jones (Center for Int. Finance and Regulation), Andrew Blair (NAB), Zoran Milosevic (Deontik)
    • Artur Lugmayr: Converging Media Technology and Finance
  • Strategic Competitive Advantages through Enterprise Systems: The Case of Exchange Systems
    • Kai Zimmermann, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
    • Martin Haferkorn, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
    • Michael Siering, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
  • A framework for evaluating the effectiveness of financial news sentiment scoring techniques
    • Islam Qudah, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Fethi Rabhi, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Maurice Peat, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Seasonality and Interconnectivity within Crypto-currencies – An Analysis on the Basis of Bitcoin, Litecoin and Namecoin
    • Martin Haferkorn, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
    • Josué Manuel Quintana Diaz, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
  • Finding Evidence of Irrational Exuberance in the Oil Market
    • Antal Ratku, University of Freiburg, Germany
    • Stefan Feuerriegel, University of Freiburg & University of New South Wales, Germany
    • Fethi Rabhi, University of New South Wales, Australia, Dirk Neumann, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Evaluation of News-Based Trading Strategies
    • Stefan Feuerriegel, University of Freiburg, Germany
    • Dirk Neumann, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Validating an Incremental Rule Management Approach for Financial Market Data Pre-Processing
    • Weisi Chen, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Fethi Rabhi, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Conciliating Exploration and Exploitation at Middle-Manager Level: The Case Study of a European Bank Introducing Big Data
    • Alberto Palazzesi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
    • Chiara Frigerio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
    • Federico Rajola, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • New approach for algorithmic trading
    • Fethi Rabhi, UNSW, Australia

Workshop Location and Venue

The workshop takes place on Friday 12th December 2014 in the Darlington Centre at the University of Sydney. Please follow the following link to find further detailes about the venue: The address is:

  • 174 City Road, Darlington NSW 2006, Sydney

Important Dates

  1. Submission open:            30th July 2014
  2. Submission deadline:     10st September 2014 extended until the 28th September 2014
  3. Notification of authors:   15th October 2014 (we are a bit delayed, but will inform authors latest by the 29th October 2014)
  4. Deadline revision:            15th November 2014
  5. Final submission:             31st January 2015 (final book chapter version)

Submission Details

Authors should submit papers of not more than 15 pages as per the Springer guidelines (see Instructions for LNBIP Authors on the workshop website). Authors will be given instructions after the workshop how to submit their works for the edited book. All papers are to be submitted via the following link:

Instructions will be provided via a supplied email address (in case of any problems, please send an email to Submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee. All correspondence will be with the specified primary contact.


We plan to publish best papers as a post proceedings book in the Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing series. For previous proceedings in this series, see LNBIP 4, LNBIP 23 and LNBIP 135.

Program Committee Chair

Lugmayr Artur, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Local Organisation Chair

Fethi Rabhi, University of New South Wales, Australia
Maurice Peat, University of Sydney, Australia

Program Committee

Peter Gomber, University of Frankfurt, Germany

Dennis Kundisch, University of Paderborn, Germany

Artur Lugmayr, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK

Jan Muntermann, University of Goettingen, Germany

Dirk Neumann, University of Freiburg,Germany

Maurice Peat, University of Sydney, Australia

Fethi Rabhi, University of New South Wales, Australia

Ryan Riordan, University of Ontario, Canada

Christof Weinhardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Axel Winkelmann, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

Media Convergence Handbook – Cross-Disciplinary Viewpoint on Media Convergence, Springer Verlag

Media Convergence Handbook, Vol.1 (Journalism, Broadcasting, and Social Media Aspects of Convergence) and Vol. 2 (Firms and User-Perspective), edited book published by Springer-Verlag, 2015. A unique cross-disciplinary viewpoint on media convergence from a business, media studies, technical, and user-experience viewpoint. Lecture slides, and additional information available on the book website.

“Media Convergence Handbook”
Vol 1. (Journalism, Broadcasting, and Social Media Aspects of Convergence) and Vol. 2 (Firms and User-Perspective)
Springer-Verlag, Germany, 2015/2016
Artur Lugmayr and Cinzia Dal Zotto (Eds.)


Media Convergence happens on many levels and each of them implicates specific challenges and priorities. Within the scope of this book, we focus on end-to-end convergence on various levels: managerial, information systems, and end-consumers level. The book will especially shed light into the complexity of the topic and act as a reference book and educational resource in this field. The implementations of convergence strategies can only succeed when they take into account the expectations and aspirations of every actor with a stake in the enterprise, including content producers. Managers unanimously agree on the importance of human resources management within the implementation process. This consideration implies that convergence is more than an economic opportunity and needs to be understood as well as a focus of editorial strategy. Convergence is often discussed at a rhetorical and political level. But how does convergence actually happen, and does convergence lead to divergence? Media industry understands convergence in ways that differ from the perceptions of consumers, who are clearly diverging in the ways they consume media. Media managers are faced with the need to satisfy users’ expectations and also undertake convergence as an industrial strategy to achieve economies of scope & scale. Another challenge lies in the development of information systems in media industries that support convergence. Do these also lead to divergence? Does blurring the boundaries between the various distribution platforms let media diverge from the consumer’s point of view? This book will encourage an active discussion around this theme, taking multiple viewpoints into account: a content creator perspective (journalistic or artistic), an information system perspective, the consumer’s expectations, management and technological challenges, as well as market dynamics. In conclusion, can all the challenges of convergence be solved, or does convergence lead to further divergence.Image

Topics of Interest

Convergence Issues in the Media Industry and Media Organizations

o Media policy and regulatory challenges
o Cross-platform, cross-country, and converging media policies
o Convergence versus media market competition and concentration
o Media products demand and offer, consumers versus producers: diverging convergence?
o Convergence and managerial challenges in the media industries (TV, radio, news, publishing, music, online)
o Converging newsrooms, organizational and human resource development
o Convergence management and leadership
o Business models and strategies for converging media products and services
o Impact of social media on convergence processes
o Branding media in converging environments
o Marketing and advertising in converging environments
o Intellectual property rights and royalty management in convergence processes
o Quality and ethics in converging environments
o Management, leadership of projects and media organizations for convergence

Technological Convergence – Media Business Information Management & Information Systems

o Media business information management for convergence
o Media information system design enabling convergence
o Business intelligence in converging media environments
o Knowledge management systems in converging environments
o Workflow management, operational efficiency and new capturing technologies producing converging services
o Operational efficiency and cost reduction of converging technologies
o Cross-media offering, distribution channels and convergence
o Home platforms, mobility, multi-play and network convergence
o Systems for management reporting, analysis, and decision support in converging environments
o Standards to enable technical convergence
o Data warehousing in converging environments
o Integration of analogue and digital media productions
o Mobile convergence
o E2E systems and solutions in converging media environments
o Production processes for convergence
o Asset management and metadata enabling convergence
o E2E systems, infrastructures and solutions
o Collaborative media productions and convergence
o Integration of analogue and digital media production and distribution

Convergence Issues from a Consumer, HCI, Experience Perspective

o Quality of Experience (QoE)
o Customer service/relation management (CRM) and analytics
o Audience and consumer research within convergence processes
o Convergence versus personalized and individualized media products offerings
o Convergence and consumer loyalty aspects, consumer targeting, niche audiences, and new revenue streams
o Changing aesthetics of media in times of convergence
o Human centred and user friendly computing and interaction
o New  technologies for consumer studies and research
o User experience, user innovation and convergence
o User experience, user innovation and convergence
o Social impact
o Security and privacy in a converging environment
o Human computer interaction and experience design enabling convergence
o Understanding the audience, audience trends, and audience statistics in converging eco-systems
o and experience Tools, systems, theories, and techniques to understand, create and design interactivity

Convergence in Practice: Applications, Services, and Eco-Systems

o Converging service economy
o Convergence and sustainability
o Convergence project management
o Business information systems
o Convergence media industry projects (TV, movie, online, and print)
o Successful and unsuccessful case studies on media convergence
o End-to-end digital content
o Live events
o Etc.

We strongly welcome other topic suggestions dealing with convergence on a managerial,
information system, and consumer level beyond the topics suggested above.

Schedule & Deadlines

  • 1st December 2012 
    Notification for intending to contribute with a book chapter to help us in the review process planning of the book (author team, preliminary title, and very brief abstract of max. 250 words)
  • 31st January 2013  We are still accepting submissions, please inform us when your chapter is ready ASAP 
    1st manuscript version (also authors who did not notify us to intend to contribute are invited to submit)
  • 1st March 2013  End of April 2013
    Review comments for 1st manuscript version and notification of acceptance
  • 8th September 2013:
    submission of the 2nd version of the book chapters
  • 30th September 2013:
    feedback from the editors if all criteria from above have been met (e.g. page count, correct template, review comments addressed, English language appropriate, etc.)
  • 15th October 2013:
    the total manuscripts will be given to Springer-Verlag – thereafter we can’t accept any updates anymore (strict deadline!)

Manuscript Preparation (please read carefully)

  • Upload the following files as one .zip file to the submission system:
    • authors short bios (collected in one word file)
    • picture of each author
    • original manuscript in word, tex, or any other format
    • pdf format of the manuscript
  • Make sure that the following conditions are met for the final chapter:
    • the submissions need proper English language editing. Please ensure that your final submission is proof read and written in proper English language
    • Many submissions were not following the springer template
    • Many papers were lacking an appropriate structure. Each submission has to be structured according the following ‘template’:
      • Introduction and problem discussion
      • Literature state of the art/Literature Review
      • Methodology & Approach
      • … other content of the paper …
      • Viewpoint on Convergence (min. 1/2 page, or add to the Conclusions section)
      • Conclusions
  • please follow the manuscript formatting guidelines below, and only submit the original version (in Microsoft word) with the submission system
  • each final manuscript should be 15-20 pages long (depending on the number of submissions longer manuscripts will also be accepted)
  • Please prepare your manuscript according the following guidelines:
  • Manuscript submission website:
  • Please also upload your short-bio and a picture of you

Guidelines to Submit to the Open Access Online Journal

If you opted as rejected or conditionally accepted book chapter to submit to our open access online journal, please follow the following steps carefully. The homepage of the online journal can be found on:

Follow the following steps:

  • Upload your current book chapter version on:
  • You need to register as author – thus don’t forget to tick the field ‘register as author’ on the registration page, otherwise you will not be able to upload your file
  • To get an overview how many people are interested in this opportunity, please register your submission by the 28th July 2013, by simply uploading your currently submitted file
  • Please carefully format your contribution according the following paper template:
  • The final articles, that include all the reviewer comments are due on the 8th September 2013 (unfortunately we can’t give extensions!)

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