Special Issue on Data Science in a Digital Society

Data Science provides insight and understanding of large amount of unstructured and heterogeneous digital sources. Today’s business activities in the modern digital society produces masses of information that needs to be filtered, analysed and structured for prediction and modelling. Text mining, herding analysis and sentiment extraction are quantitative tools to augment forecasts in finance, banking and behavioral economics. Smart data analytics is the way to apply data science in a digital society. FinTech aims to improve the efficiency of financial systems using technology. FinTech bring several opportunities (competitive prices, better user experience, wider inclusion) but also risks (credit risks, market risks, cyber risks), amplified by the interconnectedness of FinTech platforms, which generates systemic risks. This special issue aims at bringing together contributions that have proposed new theoretical or applied insights on Data Science with a focus on Fintech.
We encourage submission of papers dealing with the following subject fields (but not limited to): Digital Banking, Internet Finance, Financial Inclusion, Asset Allocation, Impact  Investment, Crypto Currency, Alternative Asset Management, Blockchain Technology, Robo Advising, Text Mining, P2P Financing, Financial Privacy Issues.

Editors of the Special Issue
Lucian Visinescu, Texas State University, Guest editor
Miruna Mazurencu‐Marinescu‐Pele, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Guest editor
Daniel Traian Pele, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Associate editor

Instructions for Submission
For submission, the full paper, a blind copy and a separate title page should be sent to the special issue editorial board via email at the following (clickable) address: danpele@ase.ro. All submissions should be in PDF.
Potential authors are reminded that all papers that are finally accepted for this special issue will be subject to format restrictions complying with the publisher standards. To speed up publication, and to ensure a unified layout throughout the special issue, authors are kindly advised to use LaTeX. The Springer's LaTeX template (click here) can be used to prepare source files (please choose the formatting option "smallextended").

The authors are highly recommended not to modify the class file by introducing personal settings and/or definitions.

Important Dates

  • Call for papers: October 2019
  • Deadline for paper submission: 30 March 2020
  • First‐round decisions by: 30 April 2020
  • Deadline for second‐round submission: 30 May 2020
  • Final decisions on acceptance by: 30 June 2020

About Digital Finance
The journal is a top tier peer‐reviewed academic and practitioner journal that publishes high‐quality articles with a focus on digital finance and innovation as well as on the analysis of digital and internet innovations on financial services and the economy. The journal publishes theoretical or empirical, qualitative or quantitative papers of interest to academics, practitioners, and regulators with the emphasis on empirical, financial market, and investment innovation, financial policy research and recommendations related to improving the welfare in the digital economy.
Further details on this journal are available on the Springer website: https://www.springer.com/42521