SCECR 2021 (June 17-18, 2021)

Welcome to the Seventeenth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, we will be taking SCECR virtual this year (again). As usual, we hope to assemble a fantastic set of presentation sessions from June 17th through 18th, 2021. The submission of 2-page extended abstracts (PDF format) will be due via EasyChair by March 15, 2021 (the deadline has been extended to April 30, 2021).

PLEASE NOTE: by attending any virtual presentation sessions as part of SCECR 2021, you will be recorded.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions for the Sixteenth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR 2021) to be hosted online on June 17-18, 2021.


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” (again).

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. 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.

Note: You must register prior to submitting your manuscript; Only the presenting author should submit to EasyChair (ensure you indicate your time zone on the registration form if you are presenting author); Each individual may submit, i.e., present, at most one (1) manuscript (subsequent submissions will not be considered).

Register to Submit Your Work:

Submission Length: 2 pages

Submission File Type: PDF

(Extended) Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021 April 30, 2021.

Notification of Decisions: TBD

Conference Dates: June 17–18, 2021

Hasta pronto online!

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