SCECR 2020 (June 18-20, 2020)

Welcome to the Sixteenth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, we will be taking SCECR virtual this year. As usual, we hope to assemble a fantastic set of presentation sessions from June 18th through 20th, 2020. The submission of 2-page extended abstracts (PDF format) will be due via EasyChair by Feb. 21, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: by attending any virtual presentation sessions as part of SCECR 2020, you will be recorded.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions for the Sixteenth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR 2020) to be hosted in Madrid, Spain on June 18-20, 2020.


We communicate using hieroglyphics called emojis rather than words, we watch for a second blue checkmark against a WhatsApp message rather than eye contact to signal the receipt of a message, we rely on algorithms to suggest music and mates. And in its turn, technology grows and learns from how we have been using it. Human endeavor and not just effort has magnified thanks to our symbiosis with technology. The theme for this symposium will be “Technology + Human

We welcome submissions from a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to, electronic markets, social media, FinTech, digitization of industries and products, and virtually any data-driven phenomena. We welcome methodological contributions related to statistics, data mining, machine learning, econometrics, and other empirical approaches motivated by data. Submissions should highlight the statistical and empirical challenges that arise from the collection, analysis, and modeling of data.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of their work for consideration at the conference. Abstracts should be a maximum of two pages (excluding references, figures, and tables), and should outline the research conducted as well as identify the statistical challenges associated with it. As this is a work-in-progress symposium, we will evaluate abstracts based on the fit of the research with the symposium’s goals and its ability to stimulate lively discussion around the particular empirical challenges and potential solutions. Submissions will be accepted starting January 1st.

Submission URL:

Submission Length: 2 pages

Submission File Type: PDF

Extended Submission Deadline: February 14, 2020 Feb 21, 2020.

Notification of Decisions: March 14, 2020

Conference Dates: June 18–20, 2020

Hasta pronto in Madrid online!

Your SCECR Co-Chairs (Kiron Ravindran, Konstantina Valogianni, Jui Ramaprasad, Kartik Ganju, and Gordon Burtch)