SCECR 2017

The Original #BigData Conference

SCECR 2017 (June 26-28, 2017)

Update June 18, 2017: Program and abstracts have been posted.

Update March 17, 2017: Registration is open!  Also see the available excursions.  Accommodations page has also been updated.

Update February 28, 2017: Preliminary program available here.

Update February 13, 2017: Program for 2016 can be found here.

Update Jan. 31, 2017: Submission deadline extended to February 13, 2017 (US Eastern time) due to Chinese New Years holidays.

Welcome to the Thirteenth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research, and this year we bring SCECR to the beautiful city of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. As always, we hope to assemble a fantastic set of full and short paper sessions from June 26th till 28th, 2017, and extended abstracts for the same will be due by Feb 1st, 2017 Feb. 13, 2017. A more detailed call for papers would be published on the site very soon. So, stay tuned.

Keeping with past traditions, we have arranged for a set of exciting social events to help you unwind after the busy conference itinerary. This year, we would be visiting Halong Bay in Vietnam on a short 3-day excursion, and if you are feeling more touristy, you can also sign up for an amazing 5-day excursion to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Please see the Registration & Excursion page for details and bookings.


Call for Papers

We invite submissions for the Thirteenth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR 2017) to be hosted in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on June 26-28, 2017.


In recent years, we have witnessed the emergence of a wide range of business and social models based on information technology-enabled data: from online retailing and online dating to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. The growth of information technology and its subsequent permeation into social media, the corporate arena, public policy, and countless other fields has irrevocably changed the modern world. We now have a chance to harness the power of information technology and use it to encourage and create global and local projects for social good, including programs that stimulate developing economies, work to solve public health issues, and create positive change in communities from the grassroots to the global level.


In the current era, vast amounts of data on behaviors and events are now available that have not previously been accessible both in the developed and developing world. Researchers are collecting and using this data to address a variety of topics related to the social and economic impact of information technology enabled models. The purpose of this conference is to gather an interdisciplinary group of researchers interested in using empirical methods to derive insights from information technology-enabled data in a range of areas, in particular those that tackle questions of social good and data-driven decision-making.

We invite submissions of papers that highlight statistical challenges and empirical opportunities related to eCommerce research, Big Data, Internet of Things, smart nation and related areas. This will be the first time the Symposium will take place in Asia, and in Vietnam. This year’s theme, in line with the conference venue at the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, University of Economics and Law, will be “smart nation.”

We welcome submissions in a broad range of areas, including the digitization of media industries, online content distribution, electronic marketplaces, online social interactions, search engine advertising, FinTech, and smart nation, among others. We also welcome methodological contributions on statistical, data mining or other approaches motivated by data enabled by information technology, particularly those that contribute to social good. Submissions should highlight statistical/empirical challenges that arise in collecting, modeling, and converting such data into usable, practically applicable knowledge.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of their work for consideration at the conference. Abstracts should be a maximum of two pages (excluding references, figures, and tables), and should outline the research conducted as well as identify the statistical challenges associated with it. As this is a work-in-progress symposium, we will evaluate abstracts based on the fit of the research with the symposium’s goals and its ability to stimulate lively discussion around the particular empirical challenges and potential solutions. Submissions will be accepted starting January 1st.

Please submit abstracts by EasyChair

Submission Length: 2 pages

Submission File Type: PDF (preferred)

Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2017  Extended deadline: February 13, 2017

Notification of Decisions: March 1, 2017

Conference Dates: June 26–28, 2017


Hope to see you in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!