2022 Hong Kong Conference for Fintech, AI, and Big Data in Business

Conference dates

27 May 2022 - 28 May 2022


City University of Hong Kong, HKSAR (Hybrid)


Financial technology, or FinTech, is driving innovation in financial services globally. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cloud computing have been increasingly applied to studying issues in finance, marketing, operation management, and other business areas. Hong Kong is an international financial center with high demand for FinTech, AI, and Big Data research. The city has a high degree of technological adoption among large financial services providers and fosters a vibrant FinTech startup ecosystem. We invite interested scholars to join the inaugural 2022 Hong Kong Conference for Fintech, AI, and Big Data in Business.

The conference will be held on May 27-28, 2022, at the City University of Hong Kong. The conference is selective, and no more than ten papers will be selected for the program. The two-day meeting will be held in hybrid mode to facilitate interactions among researchers who are able to physically attend and those who are not.

TOPICS: We invite submission of theoretical and empirical papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:
● AI and Big Data applications in business
● Emerging technologies and methods in corporate finance, asset pricing, and investment research
● Analysis of big data (e.g., alternative, unstructured, or high-dimensional data)
● Big data applications in novel topics such as climate finance, ESG, and the Covid-19 pandemic
● Blockchain technology, smart contracts, and digital currencies

Though the conference will be held in the hybrid mode, the conference organizers will cover the economy airfare expenses of overseas speakers as well as reimburse a 3-nights hotel stay. Further details and updates are available on <www.cityuhkfintech.com>.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Authors should submit an electronic version of the paper in PDF format to <fintech.conference@cityu.edu.hk> no later than March 15th, 2022. There is no submission fee. The paper selection will be finalized by early April 2022 and decisions communicated by May 2022.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: The hybrid conference registration is available at <https://www.cityuhkfintech.com/registration/>. There is no registration fee.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERs: Stefan Nagel (University of Chicago), Kay Giesecke (Stanford University), and Will Cong (Cornell University)

Two best paper awards: 1,000 USD each.

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE FEE: No attendance fee will be charged.

CityU Organizers: Hong Kong Laboratory of AI-Powered Financial Technologies, Department of Management Sciences, School of Data Science, Department of Economics and Finance, and Fintech and Business Analytics Center

Conference Co-organizers: FinTech at Cornell Initiative, Peking University Institute of Digital Finance, Stanford Advanced FinTech Lab, Tsinghua University Xinyuan FinTech Center, and AI & Big Data in Finance Research

Internal Members:
Gavin Feng
Xiao Qiao
S. Joe Qin
Simon Trimborn
Alan Wan
Zhengyang Xu
Houmin Yan

External Members:
Simona Abis (Columbia University)
Jay Cao (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Zhanhui Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Dashan Huang (Singapore Management University)
Yiping Huang (Peking University)
Fuwei Jiang (Central University of Finance and Economics)
Alan Kwan (Hong Kong University)
Jiasun Li (George Mason University)
Junye Li (Fudan University)
Asaf Manela (Washington University in St. Louis)
Andreas Park (University of Toronto)
Christine Parlour (UC Berkeley)
Markus Pelger (Stanford University)
Nicholas Polson (University of Chicago)
Alberto Rossi (Georgetown University)
Gustavo Schwenkler (Santa Clara University)
Ruey Tsay (University of Chicago)
Dacheng Xiu (University of Chicago)
Mao Ye (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Xiaoyan Zhang (Tsinghua University)