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SAVE THE DATE – CARMA 2020 (Conference in Valencia, Spain 8-9 July 2020)

The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics (CARMA) is an excellent forum for Economics and Social Sciences research to meet Internet and Big Data. CARMA provides researchers and practitioners with an ideal environment to exchange ideas and advances on how Internet and Big Data sources and methods contribute to overcome challenges in Economics and Social Sciences, as well as on the changes in the society because of the digital transformation.

The CARMA 2020 conference will be held on July 8-9, 2020 at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), located in Valencia, Spain.

Topics of interest include:

  • Internet and Big Data sources in economics and social sciences
  • Big Data methods in economics and social sciences
  • Internet and Big Data applications
  • Digital transformation and global society

Important Dates (tentative)

  • Submission deadline: February 14, 2020
  • Author notification: April 16, 2020
  • Camera ready due: May 7, 2020
  • Conference dates: July 8-9, 2020

More information will be provided soon through this website and through our Twitter account @carmaconf.

Looking forward to seeing you at CARMA 2020!

List of accepted papers

We are proud to announce the list of papers that the scientific committee selected for presentation in CARMA 2018.

Special Session: Big data for Central Banks

Fears, Deposit Insurance Schemes, and the Reallocation of Deposits within the German Banking System
Falko Fecht, Stefan Thum, Patrick Weber

Macroeconomic Indicator Forecasting with Deep Neural Networks
Tom Cook

Financial Stability Governance and Communication
Ricardo Correa, Juan-Miguel Londono-Yarce

Spread the Word: International Spillovers from Central Bank Communication
Isaiah Hull

The Catalan Crisis through Google Trends
Concha Artola, Javier J. Perez

The Sentiment Hidden in Italian Texts Through the Lens of a New Dictionary
Juri Marcucci

Special Session: Using Big Data in Official Statistics

X11-like Seasonal Adjustment of Daily Data
Dominique Ladiray

Using big data at Istat: forecasting consumption
Fabio Bacchini, Roberto Iannaccone, Davide Zurlo

Using big data in official statistics: why, when, how, what for?
Gian Luigi Mazzi

Empirical examples of using Big Internet Data for Macroeconomic Nowcasting
George Kapetanios, Massimiliano Marcellino, Fotis Papailias

Regular sessions

A Text-Based Framework for Dynamic Shopping-Cart Analysis
Wagner Kamakura

Women in leadership position: Do family-friendly organizational arrangements change anything?
Irina Hondralis

Big Data Sources for Private Consumption Estimation: Evidence from Credit and Debit Card Records
María Rosalía Vicente, María Valdivieso-Anívarro

Measuring Retail Visual Cues Using Mobile Bio-metric Responses
Paul Dishman

Blockchain-backed analytics. Adding blockchain-based quality gates to data science projects.
Markus Herrmann, Jörg Petzold, Vivek Bombatkar

Algorithmic Trading Systems Based on Google Trends
Raúl Gómez Martínez, Camilo Prado Román, María Del Carmen De La Orden De La Cruz

How might text mining sort out uncategorisable documents for interpretive social science?
Axel Philipps

A proposal to deal sampling bias in social network big data
Elena Siletti, Stefano Maria Iacus, Giuseppe Porro, Silvia Salini

Big data analytics in returns management – Are complex techniques necessary to forecast consumer returns properly?
Björn Asdecker, David Karl

Identification of helpful and not helpful online reviews within an eWOM community using text-mining techniques
Sergio L. Toral, Maria Olmedilla, Rocio Martinez-Torres

Facebook, digital campaign and Italian general election 2018. A focus on the disintermediation process activated by the web
Maria Paola Faggiano, Ernesto Dario Calò, Raffaella Gallo, Melissa Mongiardo

Inferring Social-Demographics of Travellers based on Smart Card Data
Yang Zhang, Tao Cheng

Relevance as an enhancer of votes on Twitter
Jorge Arrobarimassa, Fernando Llopis Pascual, Rafael Munoz Guillena

Gender discrimination in algorithmic decision-making
Galina Andreeva, Anna Matuszyk

Big Data and Data Driven Marketing in Brazil
Vítor De Oliveira Finger, Valesca Reichelt, João Capelli

Do People Pay More Attention to Earthquakes in Western Countries?
Hanna Habibi, Jan Feld

From Twitter to GDP: Estimating Economic Activity From Social Media
Agustín Indaco

Estimating traffic disruption patterns with volunteer geographic information
Jonathan Bright, Chico Camargo, Scott Hale, Graham Mcneill, Sridhar Raman

Has Robert Parker lost his hegemony as a prescriptor in the wine World? A preliminar inquiry through Twitter
Cristina I. Font-Julian, Raúl Compés-López, Enrique Orduna-Malea

Mapping sentiment in citizen feedback; An explorative study
Robin Kristoffer Lybeck

The educational divide in e-privacy skills in Europe
Angelica Maria Maineri, Peter Achterberg, Ruud Luijkx

Digital Vapor Trails: Using Website Behavior to Nowcast Entrepreneurial Activity
Timothy F. Slaper, Alyssa Bianco, Peter Lenz

Whatever it takes’ to change beliefs: Evidence from Twitter
Rémi Vivès, Michael Stiefel

Scientific visualization of Machine learning field. A new paradigm in the Industrial Organization 4.0.
Rosa María Río-Belver, Gaizka Garechana, Iñaki Bildosola, Enara Zarrabeitia

Fishing for Errors in an Ocean Rather than a Pond
John Wilson

Using a multi-trait multi-method matrix to validate innovation indicators build from companies’ websites
Mikael Heroux-Vaillancourt, Catherine Beaudry

A combination of multi-period training data and ensemble methods to improve churn classification of housing loan customers
Tomi Seppälä, Le Thuy

Technical Sentiment Analysis: Measuring Advantages and Drawbacks of New Products Using Social Media
Filippo Chiarello

Consumer Expenditure and Purchase Intentions on Twitter and Google Trends
Viktor Pekar

Towards an Automated Semantic Data-driven Decision Making Employing Human Brain
Anna Fensel

Automated Detection of Customer Experience through Social Platforms
Leonardo Xavier Kuffo, Juan Carlos Bustamante, Edgar Izquierdo, Carmen Vaca

Limits and Virtues of a Web Survey
Maria Paola Faggiano

Italian general election 2018: digital campaign strategies. Three case studies: Movimento 5 Stelle, PD and Lega
Maria Paola Faggiano, Ernesto Dario Calò, Raffaella Gallo, Melissa Mongiardo

Access and analysis of ISTAC data through the use of R and Shiny
Christian González-Martel, José Manuel Cazorla-Artiles, Carlos Pérez González

Automated Detection of Customer Experience through Social Platforms
Juan Carlos Bustamante, Edgar Izquierdo

Grassroots Market Research on Grass: Predicting Cannabis Brand Performance Using Social Media Scraping
Kathleen Stevenson, Jennifer Kregor, Bethany Gomez, J. Steven Kelly

Transport-Health Equity Outcomes from mobile phone location data – a case study
Susan Grant-Muller, Gillian Harrison, Frances Hodgson, Nicolas Malleson, Thomas Redfern

An unconventional example of Big Data: BIST-100 index of Turkey
Sadullah Çelik

What should a researcher first read? A bi-relational citation networks model for strategical heuristic reading and scientific discovery
Cesar Moreno Pascual, Carlos Martinez De Ibarreta Zorita

Google matrix analysis of worldwide football mercato
José Lages

Historical query data as business intelligence tool on an internationalization contex
Carlota Lorenzo-Romero, Juan Carro-Rodríguez, Miguel-Ángel Gómez-Borja

Monitoring European agri-food Technology Platforms through online data: A case study
Desamparados Blazquez, Josep Domenech, José María García-Álvarez-Coque

Big data and official data: a cointegration analysis based on Google Trends and economic indicators
Andrea Marletta, Lisa Crosato, Paolo Mariani, Biancamaria Zavanella

Poster session

Digital election campaig 2018 in Italy: styles of posting by the political parties and the user response
Maria Paola Faggiano, Ernesto Dario Calò, Raffaella Gallo, Melissa Mongiardo

Digital transformation in manufacturing within Industry 4.0
Andrea Sujova, Ondrej Remeň

Towards the Practical Face of the Modern Propaganda in the Social Media
Sandra Veinberg

Public Goods, Corporate Nudging, and Internet Governance: The HTTP/2 Standardization Process
Sylvia Elizabeth Peacock

Forms of online political participation and hybrid styles. The response of a sample of Italians to a web survey
Maria Paola Faggiano, Lorenzo Barbanera, Ernesto Dario Calò, Melissa Mongiardo

The management of human resources as the basis for the knowledge management
Irina Ionela Rotariu

Antecedents and consequences of product–service system evaluations in the sharing economy
Yu-Hsien Lin

Best collaboration practices for productizing Data Science
Schirin Rikhtehgar

Automatic design of Customized Learning Path: the case of Industry 4.0
Filippo Chiarello, Simona Pira, Silvia Fareri, Andrea Bonaccorsi, Gualtiero Fantoni

Big Data Applications for Sustainable Construction
Paola Reyes Veras

The University of Milan seeks expressions of interest for post-doctoral positions

The Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM) seeks expressions of interest for post-doctoral positions (2+2 years), expected to be formally open by the end of 2018, from candidates interested in working with us in the broad areas of Economics, Management and Statistics.

The University of Milan is a major research and teaching institution located in one of Europe’s most thriving cities. It is ranked in the top 200 for Economics in the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities. According to RepEc, the Department of Economics, Management, and Quantitative Methods – DEMM is one of the top five departments of economics in Italy and in the top four percent in Europe. The recent Italian research evaluation exercise (VQR 2011-2014) placed DEMM among the top 10 departments in the area of economics, management and statistics in Italy.

DEMM has also been the recipient of a generous competitive funding in the recent “Bando Dipartimenti di Eccellenza” grant, awarded by the Italian ministry of education (MIUR) and aimed at creating the Centre of Excellence in Economics and Data Science (CEEDS).

Particular attention will be given to candidates with an promising research record and showing the potential to cooperate with the current members of the department in pursuing DEMM’s strategy.

Interested candidates are invited to fill the following form

There is no formal deadline for the expression of interest but an early assessment is expected to start as soon as the application is received. Also, members of DEMM from the different areas are expected to conduct (non mandatory) informal interviews with potentially interested candidates at different conferences in the broad areas of economics, management and statistics. Successful applicants will be contacted to work on the application for post-doc (2+2 years) position.

Gross salary: €30,000-40,000 according to experience (post-doc) per annum.

Tax exemption: post-doctoral contracts in Italy are tax-free and only mandatory pension and health care contributions are due. This would result in the following net salary (approx.): €21,000-28,000 per annum.

This information is also accesible in PDF format. Click here to access the PDF file.

Preparing CARMA 2018!

We are glad to announce that the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics (CARMA 2018) is starting to be arranged. By this moment, CARMA 2018 is expected to take place in summer 2018. More details will be given soon!

CARMA 2016 Program Available

Dear participants,

We are glad to announce that the final CARMA 2016 Conference Program has been announced in our website. There, you can find complete information about the schedule and contents of each session, as well as of the breaks for relaxing or having lunch. You can look up the program here: CARMA 2016 Program