Call for papers

1st International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics
July 6th & 7th, 2016 · Valencia, Spain
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Research methods in economics and business are evolving with the increasing availability of comprehensive sources of data. As these methods become more interdisciplinary, the 1st International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics (CARMA) aims to become a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and advances on how emerging research methods are applied to different fields of social sciences as well as to discuss current and future challenges.

The CARMA 2016 conference will be held on July 6th and 7th, 2016 at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV).

Topics of interest

The program committee encourages the submission of articles discussing challenges related to contemporary issues in qualitative and quantitative research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

Track 1: Web & Big Data in Social Sciences
Track chairs:
Josep Domenech, Universitat Politècnica de València
María Rosalía Vicente, Universidad de Oviedo

  • Big data in official statistics
  • Public opinion mining
  • Internet econometrics
  • Business analytics with social media
  • Big data sources & web scraping
  • Privacy and legal aspects
  • Geospatial and mobile phone data
  • Information quality and assessment

Track 2: Qualitative and Comparative Methods
Track chair:
Norat Roig-Tierno, ESIC Business & Marketing School

  • State of the art of QCA
  • Innovation and QCA
  • Knowledge sharing and QCA
  • Business models and QCA
  • Networks and ecosystems and QCA
  • Clusters and QCA
  • Management and QCA
  • Internationalization and QCA

Track 3: Advanced Regression Methods
Track chair:
Alicia Mas-Tur, Universitat de València

  • Regression analysis
  • Partial least squares
  • Factor analysis
  • Structural equation methods
  • Applications to marketing and customer relationship
  • Applications to management and industry
  • Variable selection in advanced research methods
  • Multigroup analysis

Accepted full papers will appear in the conference proceedings, published by UPV Press in open access, and will be provided with a DOI number and indexed in major international bibliographic databases.

If you are interested in organizing a special session as part of CARMA 2016, please contact the organization at

Important Dates

Submission deadline: February 19, 2016
Acceptance notification: April 4, 2016
Camera ready due: April 25, 2016
Conference: July 6-7, 2016

About the venue

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It embraces culture and tradition from the past combined with singular architecture, exciting gastronomy, nightlife, and beautiful white sand beaches. Valencia is the capital city of the Comunitat Valenciana region, which is major tourist destination in summer. More info at:

Submission guidelines

Authors from all over the world are invited to submit original and unpublished papers or extended abstracts, which are not under review in any other conference or journal. All submissions will be peer reviewed by the program committee based on their originality, significance, methodological soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Submissions (extended abstracts or full papers) must be written in English and should be in PDF format. They must follow the instructions in the template file, available in Microsoft Word format at:

Full-paper length must be between 4 and 8 pages (A4 size), incorporating all text, references, figures and tables. Extended abstracts (which will not receive a DOI) should not exceed 3 pages.

These guidelines are strict: papers failing to adhere to the guidelines (by being more than 8 pages, altering margins or not following the template) will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.

CARMA 2016 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. In order to submit your paper, you must first create an OCS account. OCS will provide you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes. The submission website is:

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you all to a fruitful conference with open discussions and important networking to promote advanced qualitative and quantitative research across all disciplines.