About CIRF 2018

2018 China International Risk Forum will be held at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China from December 14 to 15, 2018.

The theme of CIRF 2018 is "Financial Risk Management". Financial risk mainly includes risk of financial market, financial product and financial institution involving the fields like corporate governance, financial management, investment etc. The forum has both academic sessions, industry panel discussions, and industry sessions. Industry panelists and session speakers will address risk management issues related to Fintech. The conference will take place in the Run Run Shaw Science Building at the Yuquan Campus of Zhejiang University The address of ZJU's Yuquan Campus is: 38 Zheda Rd., Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027, P.R. China.

The purpose of CIRF is to promote research on risk, uncertainty, and risk management. It provides a platform for its members to exchange ideas and to collaborate with practitioners. CIRF currently has ten member institutes, including

East China Normal University

Fudan University

Nankai University

Peking University

Renmin University of China

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Zhejiang University.

Call for Papers

The forthcoming China International Risk Forum (CIRF) will be held on December 14 & 15, 2018 at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. The purpose of the forum is to promote research on risk, uncertainty, risk management, and related finance topics in the Asia-Pacific region, Indian subcontinent and around the world. Potential research topics include but are not limited to:

● FinTech and risk management
● Big data applications and predictive modeling in risk management
● Corporate risk management, governance and control
● (De)Leverage, risk management, and financial safety of financial institutions
● Pension risk, health risk and insurance underwriting and investment risk
● Systemic risk: measurement and management
● Credit risk, interest risk, market risk, liquidity risk, and operational risk of banks and other financial institutions
● Ambiguity and ambiguity aversion
● Catastrophic risk and its management
● Compliance to financial regulations
● Behavioral perspectives of risk management

Conference Website

http://www.sif.zju.edu.cn/public/2018cirf.html. Check the website for updated information of the conference.

Submission

The deadline for submission of completed papers is September 20, 2018. Please submit your work, either in English (preferred) or Chinese, via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cirf2018. Please submit a pdf file without author information. There is no submission fee.

Papers presented at the conference could be considered for publication in the special issues of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (PBFJ). Journal submissions will be independent from submissions to the conference. The PBFJ editorial team will be working closely with the CIRF program co-chairs on the review process. Papers presented at the conference can also be considered by the China Finance Review International (CFRI), Journal of Financial Conseling and Planning (JFCP), and Journal of Insurance Issues (JII).

2018 CIRF President and Co-Chairs

Xuejun Jin, Zhejiang University (President)
Mark Liu, University of Kentucky
Yizhong Wang, Zhejiang University
Tong Yu, University of Cincinnati

Keynote Speakers

Deborah Lucas, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT
Ghon Rhee, K.J. Luke Distinguished Professor, University of Hawaii

Research Excellence Awards

● The Pacific Basin Finance Journal Research Excellence Award, USD1,000
● University of Kentucky Research Excellence Award, USD1,000
● China Financial Research International Research Excellence Award, USD1,000
● Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Research Excellence Award, USD1,000

Important Dates

Deadline for Conference Submission
September 20,2018
Notification of Conference Acceptance
October 15, 2018
Conference Dates
December 14-15, 2018
Subsequent Submission to PBFJ
February 1, 2019
Expected Journal Acceptance Deadline
October 31, 2019
Expected Publication Date
December 1, 2019

 

Guest Co-Editors of PBFJ Risk Management Issue

Mark Liu, University of Kentucky
Yizhong Wang, Zhejiang University
Tong Yu, University of Cincinnati

 

Forum Registration

There is a conference registration fee of USD100. Check the conference website for updates.

About PBFJ

The Pacific-Basin Finance Journal is aimed at providing a specialized forum for academic research on capital markets of the Asia-Pacific countries. The journal is included in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). The latest impact factor score released by Thomson Reuters is 1.754 and the journal maintains a 5-year impact factor of 1.610.
Journal's website: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/pacific-basin-finance-journal

Other Connected Journals

CFRI

The China Finance Review International (CFRI) is a scholarly journal published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Emerald Group Publishing Limited, seeking to publish highly original and high level theoretical papers on financial and economic issues in China. The journal is listed in Scopus, ESCI, Cabell's Dictionary, and other major indexing services.
Journal's website: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/cfri.htm

JFCP

The Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (JFCP) is a scholarly journal published by Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and Springer Publishing Company, seeking to publish original and high quality research papers on household finance. The journal is listed in Scopus, EconLit, Cabell's Dictionary, and other major indexing services. It accepts papers for regular issues on a continuous basis and a special issue on Technology and Consumer Finance that has a deadline on Dec 1, 2018.
Journal's website: http://www.afcpe.org/news-and-publications/get-published

JII

The Journal of Insurance Issues (JII) is the official journal of the Western Risk and Insurance Association and is co-sponsored by the Southern Risk and Insurance Association. The JII is committed to publishing rigorous theoretical and empirical research articles that address relevant and timely topics in the field of risk and insurance broadly defined. The main criterion on which all manuscripts are judged is their impact on the risk management and insurance field, as a whole.
Journal's website: http://www.insuranceissues.org/

Conference Venue

Zhejiang University: 38 Zheda Rd., Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027, P.R. China.

Contact Email

cirf2018@zju.edu.cn (Feel free to send us a note in case you have any issues with your submission or you have any other questions)

Lodging Information

Will be provided at the forum website.
We look forward to seeing you at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou!


Program Committee

Leadership Team
Xuejun Jin
Zhejiang University (President)
Mark Liu
University of Kentucky
Yizhong Wang
Zhejiang University(Vice President)
Tong Yu
University of Cincinnati
Xin Hong
Zhejiang University (Program Committee Chair)
Program Committee Members
Jing An
University of Hawaii
Thomas Berry-Stoelzle
University of Iowa
Honghui Chen
University of Central Florida
Hua Chen
Temple University
Jia Chen
Peking University
Xin Chen
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Minying Cheng
Sun Yat-Sen University
Martin Eling
University of St. Gallen
Feng Gao
Tsinghua University
Biao Guo
Renmin University of China
Hui Guo
University of Cincinnati
Lin Guo
Suffolk University
Shingo Goto
University of Rhode Island
Xin Hong
Zhejiang University
Wenxuan Hou
University of Edinburgh
Ming-hua Hsieh
National Chengchi University
Alan Huang
University of Waterloo
Roger Huang
University of Notre Dame
Ying (Sophie) Huang
Zhejiang University
Ruo Jia
Peking University
Shinichi Kamiya
Nanyang University of Technology
Jean Kwon
St. Johns University
Van Son Lai
Laval University
Nan Li
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Yifei Li
University of Nevada Reno
Bingxuan Lin
University of Rhode Island
Yijia Lin
University of Nebraska -- Lincoln
Dungang Liu
University of Cincinnati
Mark Liu
University of Kentucky
Lei Lu
University of Manitoba
Dan Luo
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Xingguo Luo
Zhejiang University
Yuluen Ma
University of North Texas
Greg Nini
Drexel University
Michael Powers
Tsinghua University
Jiaqi Qin
NanKai
Buhui Qiu
Sydney University
Xiao Qin
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Jiaping Qiu
McMaster University
Yayuan Ren
Illinois State University
Lili Shao
Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
Jun Shao
Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
Xianming Sun
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Zhenzhen Sun
University of Massachusett Dartmouth
Jason Tsai
National Chengchi University
Hualin Wan
Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
Songtao Wang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tianyang Wang
Colorado State University
Yaping Wang
Peking University
Yongqin Wang
Fudan University
Zhi Wang
University of Oregon
Wenfeng Wu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Youchang Wu
University of Oregon
Jingjian Xiao
University of Rhode Island
Xiaoying Xie
California State of California at Fulerton
Nancy Xu
Boston College
Qi Xu
Zhejiang University
Noriyoshi (Nori) Yanase
Tokyo University of Science
Jing Yao
Fudan University
Tong Yao
University of Iowa
Jason Yeh
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bin Yu
Zhejiang University
Degan Yu
Sun Yat-Sen University
Honghai Yu
Nanjing University
Min-Teh Yu
1.2China University of Science and Technology
Tong Yu
University of Cincinnati
Shaojun Zhang
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Xiaoqian Zhang
Zhejiang University
Ming Zhong
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Ninghua Zhong
Tongji University
Jigao Zhu
University of International Business and Economics
Wenge Zhu
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Yanjian Zhu
Zhejiang University
Joe Zou
University of Hong Kong
Member Institute Contact Persons
Dongmei Chen
Fudan University
Chen Zhang
Renmin University of China
Zhenhua Guo
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
Jun Shao
Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
Yizhong Wang
Zhejiang University
Wenfeng Wu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Minghua Ye
East China Normal University
Wenge Zhu
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Important Deadlines

Deadline for Conference Submission
September 20, 2018
Notification of Conference Acceptance
October 15, 2018
Conference Dates
December 14-15, 2018
Subsequent Submission to PBFJ
February 1, 2019
Expected Journal Acceptance Deadline
October 31, 2019
Expected Publication Date
December 1, 2019

Submission

1.Create an EasyChair account

To submit your paper, you must have an EasyChair account. If you do not have an EasyChair account,
please click:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cirf2018 to create one.

2.Log in to your EasyChair account and submit your papers

● Click https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cirf2018 to log into your account.
● After you have successfully logged into your account, click on "Conferences" and click on "CIRF2018" in the popped up table.
● Click "enter as an author", shown as the screenshot below, to enter the submission page.

● Instructions provided on the submission page (see the partial screenshot below) help you to submit your paper. Note that you can upload one pdf file only and authors' names and contacts must be removed from the file. The submission size should not exceed 20MB.

● If you have succeeded in submitting your paper, you will receive the email sent by EasyChair.

3.Others

Please pay attention to the following information, which is not included in the instructions on the submission page.

● If you are the sole author of a paper, you do not need to fill out the information of author 2 and author 3, even though it is marked by (*).
● After you have submitted your paper, you can update and resubmit your paper before the submission deadline (September 20, 2018).

4.If you forget user ID or password


Then, you will be asked to enter your email address which should be the email address registered with your account. EasyChair will send you an email asking for a confirmation. This email will also contain further instructions on password resetting.

5.Contact us

If this guide can't solve the problems you meet during the process of submission, we are happy to assist you. Please send us an e-mail to cirf2018@zju.edu.cn.

Registration

To register for the 2018 CIRF, please complete the following form and pay the registration fee. There is a conference registration fee of RMB700. Registration is free for students. You can transfer the registration fee into the following bank account or pay it on-site on December 14/15. 
Online registration will be closed on December 12, 2018. On-site registration is open on December 14 (3-5pm) at Jinxi Hotel, 39 Yanggong Causeway (金溪山庄,杨公堤39号)and December 15 at RunRunShaw Science Building, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang Univ.(浙江大学玉泉校区邵逸夫科学馆).

Account name: Hangzhou JoinMice Business Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.
                           杭州者句商务会展服务有限公司
Account number:571911308210301
Bank: China Merchants Bank Hangzhou Zhuantang Small and Micro Branch
           招商银行杭州转塘小微支行.

Fill in the following blanks to register.
Please fill in all fields accurately for registration. All bolded fields are required.

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Schedule & Program

 Click here for the conference program and papers.

Tentative Schedule

December 14, 2018
  Jinxi Hotel, 39 Yanggong Causeway
  (金溪山庄,杨公堤39号)
15:00 – 17:00
  Onsite Registration
     
December 15, 2018
  RunRunShaw Science Building,Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang Univ.
  (浙江大学玉泉校区邵逸夫科学馆)
8:00-8:30
  Onsite Registration
8:30-8:45
  Opening/Welcome Remarks
8:45-9:30
  Keynote speech by Deborah Lucas, MIT
9:30-10:30
  Industry panel (Credit Analytics, Catastrophe Risk and FinTech)
10:30-10:50
  Conference Picture & Tea Break
10:50-12:20
  Concurrent Sessions 1 (Sessions 1-5)
12:20-14:15
  Luncheon & Award Ceremony
     
13:20-14:00
  Business Meeting (For invited and interested audience)
14:15-15:45
  Concurrent Sessions 2 (Sessions 6-10)
15:45-16:00
  Tea break
16:00-17:30
  Concurrent Sessions 3 (Sessions 11-15)
17:30
  Forum Adjourn

 Click here for the preliminary program.
 Click here for the conference papers.

Industry and Educator Panel

Topic: Fintech: Risks and Challenges

Research Awards

● The Pacific Basin Finance Journal Research Excellence Award, USD1,000.
● University of Kentucky Research Excellence Award, USD1,000.
● China Financial Research International Research Excellence Award, USD1,000.
● Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Research Excellence Award, USD1,000.

Special issue in PBFJ

The Pacific Basin Finance Journal has devoted a special issue of its Journal to papers presented at the 2018 China International Risk Forum (CIRF), and the guest editors invite all conference presenters to consider submitting their work to the special issue. Published by Elsevier, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal provides a specialized forum for the publication of academic research on capital markets of the Asia-Pacific countries. The Pacific-Basin Finance Journal has generously sponsored a research excellence awards at the 2018 China International Risk Forum.
Special Issue Theme: Financial Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

● FinTech and risk management
● Big data applications and predictive modeling in risk management
● Corporate risk management, governance and control
● (De)Leverage, risk management, and financial safety of financial institutions
● Pension risk, health risk and insurance underwriting and investment risk
● Systemic risk: measurement and management
● Credit risk, interest risk, market risk, liquidity risk, and operational risk of banks and other financial institutions
● Ambiguity and ambiguity aversion
● Catastrophic risk and its management
● Compliance to financial regulations
● Behavioral perspectives of risk management

Guest Editors: Mark Liu(University of Kentucky);Yizhong Wang(Zhejiang University); and Tong Yu(University of Cincinnati)

Submissions guidelines for the special issue:

TBA

Other Important Information:

● Submission Deadline for the special issue:  February 1, 2019
● The acceptance deadline (the date by which all manuscripts should be fully reviewed and final decisions made on all manuscripts; and those failing to meet the deadline may be excluded): October 31, 2019
● The expected publication date (the date the Special Issue is expected to be published): December 1, 2019

Previous Conferences

The first Shanghai Risk Forum (SRF) was held December 19, 2015 in Shanghai at the Fudan University. See the website.

The second Shanghai Risk Forum (SRF) was held December 18, 2016 in Shanghai at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. See the website.

2017 China International Risk Forum (also the third Shanghai Risk Forum) was held on December 16, 2017 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. See the website.

Contact Information

Email: cirf2018@zju.edu.cn

Contact person:

Mr. Xin Hong

38 Zheda Rd, College of Economics, Zhejiang University

Executive Committee

Dongmei Chen
Fudan University
Jin-Chuan Duan
National University of Singapore
Zhenhua Guo
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
Chunlin Liu
University of Nevada at Reno
Mark Liu
University of Kentucky
Tianyu Lu
State Street Corporation
Greg Niehaus
University of South Carolina
Michael Powers
Tsinghua University
Ghon Rhee
University of Hawaii
Jun Shao
Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
Zhan Shen
Taiping Fianncial Holdings Company Limited
Qinghua Song
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Chunsheng Tao
China Minzu University
Jason Tsai
National Chengchi University
Yizhong Wang
Zhejiang University
Jason Wei
Zenity Holdings New York
Wenfeng Wu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
George Xiang
Renmin University of China
Minghua Ye
Shanghai Normal University
Tong Yu
University of Cincinnati           Secretary
Chen Zhang
Renmin University
Jingqin Zhang
Fudan University
Wei Zheng
Peking University
Wenge Zhu
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Hong Zou
Hong Kong University

Review

1.Create an EasyChair account

To review papers, you must have an EasyChair account. You need to click https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cirf2018 to create an EasyChair account for the following two reasons:
● you don't have an EasyChair account.
● the email address associated with your EasyChair account is different from the email address mentioned in the request email.

2.The process of reviewing papers

● Click https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cirf2018 to log in. Note that the email address to which the invitation was sent should be an email address registered with your account, otherwise you can't find the paper you are asked to review.
● After a successful login, please click on "subreviewer".
● Enter the web page from which you can see the list of papers you need to review. To work with a request, click on a submission number in the list of papers.
● Enter the web page where you can see the icon .You can click the icon to download the paper.
● Please click "Answer request" at the upper right of the same web page to enter the page allowing you to choose whether you would like to review a submission or not.
● Then make your choice in the following interface (Note: you cannot leave the message box empty):

3.If you forget user ID or password



Then, you will be asked to enter your email address which should be the email address registered with your account. EasyChair will send you an email asking for a confirmation. This email will also contain further instructions on password resetting.

4.Contact us

In case you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail: cirf2018@zju.edu.cn.

Sponsor

To be updated soon.

Hotel Accommodation

The conference designated hotel is Jinxi Hotel located on 39 Yanggong Causeway, Xihu District, Hangzhou(金溪山庄, 杭州市西湖区杨公堤39号).
Subject to room availability, the CIRF 2018 conference participants are eligible for the following special rate at the hotel from December 13 to December 16: King/Twin Room RMB 680 per night.
To book the rooms, please call hotel manager Chen at 86-18969956090 and use the code 2018CIRF (2018中国国际风险论坛). 
If you need to book alternative hotels, please book by yourself via the hotel website or telephone.

Accommodation - Housing Instructions

Dear 2018 CIRF Participants,
Welcome to Hangzhou and quite a few nice hotels are nearby ZJU. Below, we divide these hotels into luxury, mid-level and economical classes, and provide some information about these hotels. Information on "price per night" is for a Queen size room.

Luxury hotels

1.Jinxi Hotel

Add.:39 Yanggong Causeway, Xihu District, Hangzhou
Taxi: 12 minutes
Tel: 86-571-87992288

2.Tea Land Boutique Hotel

Add: 69 Qingzhiwu , Yugu Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou
Walking time: 8 minutes
Tel: 86-571- 81968989

Mid-level hotels

1.Yuquan Hotel

Add:138 Yugu Road,Xihu District, Hangzhou
Walking time: 13 minutes
Tel: 86-571- 87982678

2. Union Lingfeng Hotel

Add:140 Yugu Road,Xihu District, Hangzhou
Walking time: 12 minutes
Tel: 86-571- 87979298

3. JI Hotel (Hangzhou Huanglong Branch)

Add: 41 Zheda Road,Xihu District, Hangzhou
Walking time: 13 minutes
Tel: 86-571-87977999

Economic Hotels

1.Blue lotus Hotel

Add: 108 Qingzhiwu , Yugu Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou
Walking time: 6 minutes
Tel: 86-571-89738808

2. Hanting Hotel (Hangzhou Xixi Branch)

Add:421 Xixi Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou
Walking time: 19 minutes
Tel: 86-571-87980777

Accommodation - Map of Yuqan Campus