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General and Program Chair Welcome Message

Ron Yager, General Chair Robert Golan, Program Chair

CIFEr, Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering and Economics is the major collaboration between the professional engineering and financial communities, and is one of the leading forums for new technologies and applications in the intersection of computational intelligence and financial engineering and economics. Intelligent computational systems have become indispensable in virtually all financial applications, from portfolio selection to proprietary trading to risk management. But nowhere in this definition does it explain the significant role that these three mediums, Computational Intelligence and Financial Engineering and Economics, play in the various financial communities and in our professional lives. CIFEr has been a means of exploration for us and many other professionals who work in a financial arena. We need leading edge Financial Engineers now more then ever to work with "a new" set of "basics" which have evolved recently. Our subprime/liquidity crisis and flash crashes has affected us globally. Program and Algorithmic Trading will continue to grow while changing the way Traders trade and Trade Support supports. The bar has been raised with Regulatory and Compliance and Risk Management. The new rules will not work with the old processes. We need to find new ways to working with the new tools we have developed with Computational Intelligence. We believe CIFEr is one of those forums that will help Financial Engineers get through some perplexing problems at this very difficult time. Learn more»

Important Dates

Paper Submission (extended deadline):

Until November 15, 2011

Notification of Acceptance:

January 4, 2012

Final Paper Submission:

February 7, 2012

Early Registration:

February 12, 2012

Conference dates:

March 29-30, 2012

Call for Papers


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Tomaso Poggio, Honorary Chair

Prof. Tomaso Poggio will give a a valedictory speech. Learn more»


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Dr. Paul Wilmott

Dr. Paul Wilmott will give a keynote entitled "What Quants Should Do" Learn more»


Prof. Vladimir Cherkassky

Prof. Vladimir Cherkassky will give an invited award talk. Learn more»


Dr. Jan Dash

Dr. Jan Dash will give a tutorial entitled "Stressed Value-at-Risk". Learn more»


Spencer Greenberg

Spencer Greenberg will give a Industry Lightning Talk. Learn more»


Xian Li

Xian Li will give a tutorial entitled "Financial and Economic Data management using Semantic Web technologies". Learn more»


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Dr. Piero Bonissone

Dr. Piero P. Bonissone will give a Industry Lightning Talk. Learn more»


Dr. Peter Carr

Dr. Peter Carr will give a keynote. Learn more»


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Registration is now open. Learn more»


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Information regarding IEEE travel grants has been updated. Learn more»


Due to the high number of submissions some notifications are delayed. A decision will be sent very soon.


Prof. Andrew W. Lo

Prof. Andrew W. Lo will give a keynote. Learn more»


Special Session tracks have been updated. Learn more »


Author information and submission are updated. Learn more »


New CIFEr 2012 site is online.


Prof. Vladmir Vapnik

CIFEr is delighted to host the 2012 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award presented to Prof. Vladmir Vapnik. Learn more»

Proceedings and Special Issues


Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Xplore, indexed by EI and Thompson Reuters ISI.

Special Issue:

Selected authors will be invited to develop an extended version of the paper to be published in special issues of international journals indexed in the ISI Web of Knowledge. Learn more»

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