About CIRF 2017

2017 China International Risk Forum (also the third Shanghai Risk Forum) is held on December 16, 2017 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.

2017 CIRF will have two industry panels and 12 academic concurrent sessions. Industry panelists will address some exciting issues regarding credit analysis, fintech applications, and individual financial planning and risk diversification. Both the industry panels and academic sessions will take place in the Antai Building and Xin Shang Yuan Building of the Xuhui Campus at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The address of SJTU's Xuhui Campus is: 1954 Huashan Road, Shanghai 200030.

The purpose of CIRF is to promote research on risk, uncertainty, and risk management. It provides a platform for its members to exchange ideas and to collaborate with practitioners. CIRF currently has eight member institutes, including

East China Normal University

Fudan University

Renmin University of China

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Zhejiang University.

The forum is generously supported by China Finance Review International, Global Association of Risk Professionals, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, State Street Corporation, and University of Kentucky.

Call for Papers

The forthcoming China International Risk Forum (CIRF) will be held on December 16, 2017 at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. The purpose of the forum is to promote research on risk, uncertainty, risk management, and related finance topics in the Asia-Pacific region, the Indian subcontinent and around the world. Potential research topics include but are not limited to:

● Corporate risk management, governance and control
● (De)Leverage, risk management, and financial safety of financial institutions
● Investment risk taking of financial institutions
● Ambiguity and ambiguity aversion
● Systemic risk: measurement and management
● Catastrophic risk and its management
● Compliance to financial regulations
● Behavioral explanations of corporate risk taking/management
● Big data applications and predictive modeling in risk management

The deadline for submission of completed papers is August 31, 2017. Please submit your work via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cirf2017. Please submit a pdf file without author information. No submission and registration fees are required for the conference.

Papers presented at the conference could be considered for publication in the special issues of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (PBFJ). Journal submissions will be independent from submissions to the conference. The PBFJ editorial team will be working closely with the CIRF program co-chairs on the review process. Papers presented at the conference can also be considered by the China Finance Review International (CFRI) hosted by the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

2017 CIRF President and Co-Chairs

Jin-Chuan Duan, National University of Singapore
Wenfeng Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (President)
Tong Yu, University of Cincinnati

Research Excellence Award

● The China International Risk Forum Research Excellence Awards (US$1,000, funded by University of Kentucky)
● The Pacific Basin Finance Journal Research Excellence Award (US$1,000 – upon submission of the awarded paper to the journal; the paper will go through regular peer review prior to final acceptance and submission fee is waived).

Important Dates

Deadline for Conference Submission
August 31, 2017
Notification of Conference Acceptance
September 30, 2017
Conference Dates
December 16, 2017
Subsequent Submission to PBFJ
January 1, 2018
Expected Journal Acceptance Deadline
October 31, 2018
Expected Publication Date
December 1, 2018

 

Guest Co-Editors of PBFJ Risk Management Issue

Jin-Chuan Duan, National University of Singapore
Wenfeng Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tong Yu, University of Cincinnati

 

Forum Registration

● Phase 1: Open to presenters, discussants and invited guests; from October 10 to November 30, 2017; free registration.
● Phase 2: Open to all participants; from December 1 to December 7, 2017 (or whenever reserved seats are fully booked); free registration.
● Phase 3: Open to all participants; from December 8 to noon of December 16, 2017 (or whenever seats are fully booked);free registration;without your name on the name tag.

* Register early to waive the registration fee.
* Space is limited. People deciding now show but having registered in the first two stages, please kindly inform us about the change. We will pass your space to other people.
* Stay tuned with the registration page of the forum website on seat availability.

 

About CIRF

Formerly named as the Shanghai Risk Forum (SRF), CIRF has eight founding universities:

● East China Normal University
● Fudan University
● Renmin University of China
● Shanghai Jiao Tong University
● Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
● Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
● Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
● Zhejiang University

Its mission is to promote academic research in risk, uncertainty, and risk management. CIRF serves as a platform for participants to exchange research ideas and to better understand the practice.

About PBFJ

The Pacific-Basin Finance Journal is aimed at providing a specialized forum for academic research on capital markets of the Asia-Pacific countries. The journal is included in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). The latest impact factor score released by Thomson Reuters is 1.754 and the journal maintains a 5-year impact factor of 1.610.
Journal's website: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/pacific-basin-finance-journal

About CFRI

The China Finance Review International is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Emerald Group Publishing Limited, seeking to publish highly original and high level theoretical papers on financial and economic issues in China. The journal is listed in Scopus, ESCI, Cabell's Dictionary, and other major indexing services.
Journal's website: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/cfri.htm

Conference Venue

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Huashan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai.

Conference Website

Visit http://www.acem.sjtu.edu.cn/acem/html/cirf2017/

Contact Email

cirf2017@acem.sjtu.edu.cn (Feel free to send us a note in case you have any issues with your submission or you have any other questions)

Lodging Information

Will be provided at the forum website.
We look forward to seeing you in Shanghai!


 

Leadership Team
Wenfeng Wu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    President
Xiao Qin
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Vice President; Program Committee Chair
Chen Zhang
Renmin University of China
    Vice President
Program Committee Members
Jing Ai
University of Hawaii
Berry-Stoelzle Thomas
University of Iowa
Mingchao Cai
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Carl Chen
University of Dayton
Hua Chen
Temple University
Xuanjuan Chen
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Zhongyang Chen
Renmin University of China
Lin Guo
Suffolk University
Shingo Goto
University of Rhode Island
Xin Hong
Zhejiang University
Wenxuan Hou
University of Edinburgh
Ming-hua Hsieh
National Chengchi University
Jean Kwon
St. Johns University
Van Son Lai
Laval University
Yijia Lin
University of Nebraska -- Lincoln
Mark Liu
University of Kentucky
Tianyu Lu
State Street Corporation
Huixia Lu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Yuluen Ma
University of North Texas
Jie Mao
Fudan University
Greg Nini
Drexel University
Michael Powers
Tsinghua University
Xiao Qin
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Xiaofeng Quan
Soochow University
Yayuan Ren
Illinois State University
Jun Shao
Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
Xianming Sun
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
weidong Tian
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Xiangwei Wan
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Meng Wang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Yudong Wang
Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Yaping Wang
Peking University
Jing Jian Xiao
University of Rhode Island
Xiaoying Xie
California State of California at Fulerton
Xian Xu
Fudan University
Tong Yao
University of Iowa
Jason Yeh
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Honghai Yu
Nanjing University
Min-Teh Yu
National Chiao Tong University
Ming Zhong
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Chunyang Zhou
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Jigao Zhu
University of International Business and Economics
Wenge Zhu
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Joe Zou
University of Hong Kong
Member Institute Contact Persons
Dongmei Chen
Fudan University
Chen Zhang
Renmin University of China
Zhenhua Guo
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
Jun Shao
Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
Yizhong Wang
Zhejiang University
Wenfeng Wu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Minghua Ye
East China Normal University
Wenge Zhu
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Important Deadlines

Deadline for Conference Submission
August 31, 2017
Notification of Conference Acceptance
September 30, 2017
Conference Dates
December 16, 2017
Subsequent Submission to PBFJ
January 31, 2018
Expected Journal Acceptance Deadline
December 2018

Submission

1.Create an EasyChair account

To submit your paper, you must have an EasyChair account. If you do not have an EasyChair account,
please click:
https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi?conf=cirf2017 to create one.

2.Log in to your EasyChair account and submit your papers

● Click https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cirf2017 to log into your account.
● After you have successfully logged in to your account, click on "Conferences" and click on "CIRF2017" in the popped up table.
● Click "enter as an author", shown as the screenshot below, to enter the submission page.

● Instructions provided on the submission page (see the partial screenshot below) help you to submit your paper. Note that you can upload one pdf file only and authors' names and contacts must be removed from the file. The submission size should not exceed 20MB.

● If you have succeeded in submitting your paper, you will receive the email sent by EasyChair.

3.Others

Please pay attention to the following information, which is not included in the instructions on the submission page.

● If you are the sole author of a paper, you do not need to fill out the information of author 2 and author 3, even though it is marked by (*).
● After you have submitted your paper, you can update and resubmit your paper before the submission deadline (August 31, 2017). See the screenshot below.

4.If you forget user ID or password


Then, you will be asked to enter your email address which should be the email address registered with your account. EasyChair will send you an email asking for a confirmation. This email will also contain further instructions on password resetting.

5.Contact us

If this guide can't solve the problems you meet during the process of submission, we are happy to assist you. Please send us an e-mail to cirf2017@acem.sjtu.edu.cn.

Registration

● Phase 1: Open to presenters, discussants and invited guests; from October 10 to November 30, 2017; free registration.
● Phase 2: Open to all participants; from December 1 to December 7, 2017 (or whenever reserved seats are fully booked); free registration.
● Phase 3: Open to all participants; from December 8 to noon of December 16, 2017 (or whenever seats are fully booked);free registration;without your name on the name tag.

Register

Schedule & Program

 Click here for the preliminary program.
 Click here for the official program.

Time Activity
Date: December 16, 2017
Location: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Website: http://www.acem.sjtu.edu.cn/acem/html/cirf2017/
AM Program
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Opening/Welcome Remarks
8:45-9:30 Industry/Educator Panel 1: "Credit Analytics, Catastrophe Risk and FinTech"
Chair:Jin-Chuan Duan, National University of Singapore, Co-chair of 2017 China International Risk Forum
Panelists:
Imelda Powers, Guy Carpenter
Michael Powers, Tsinghua University
Zhihong Zhou, HY Global
9:35-10:20 Industry/Educator Panel 2: "Education and Guidance on Long-term Investment and Risk Diversification"
Chair: Ghon Rhee, University of Hawaii, Founding Editor of Pacific Basin Finance Journal
Panelists:
Tianyu Lu, State Street Corporation
Xiaofeng Xia, Hong Shang Asset Management
Jing Jian Xiao, University of Rhode Island
10:20-10:45 Tea Break
10:45-12:00 Concurrent Sessions 1 (Sessions 1-4; 3 papers*25 minutes)
PM Program
12:00-14:15 Luncheon & Award Ceremony
14:15-15:30 Concurrent Sessions 2 (Sessions 5-8; 3 papers*25 minutes)
15:30-15:40 Tea Break
15:40-17:20 Concurrent Sessions 3 (Sessions 9-12; 4 papers*25 minutes)
17:20 Forum Adjourn
17:20 - 18:20 business meeting

Industry and Educator Panel

Please find the introduction to 2017 CIRF's president and industry panelists here.

Research Awards

● The China International Risk Forum & Pacific Basin Finance Journal Research Excellence Award (US$1,000 – upon submission of the awarded paper to the journal; the paper will go through regular peer review prior to final acceptance and submission fee is waived)

● The China International Risk Forum & Global Association of Risk Professional Research Excellence Award (USD 1,000)

● The China International Risk Forum & University of Kentucky Research Excellence Award (USD 1,000)

Special issue in PBFJ

The Pacific Basin Finance Journal has devoted a special issue of its Journal to papers presented at the 2017 China International Risk Forum (CIRF), and the guest editors invite all conference presenters to consider submitting their work to the special issue. Published by Elsevier, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal provides a specialized forum for the publication of academic research on capital markets of the Asia-Pacific countries. The Pacific-Basin Finance Journal has generously sponsored a research excellence awards at the 2017 China International Risk Forum.
Special Issue Theme: Financial Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

● Corporate risk management, governance and control
● (De)Leverage, risk management, and financial safety of financial institutions
● Pension investment and funding, health risk and insurance
● Credit risk, interest risk, market risk, liquidity risk, and operational risk of banks and other financial institutions
● Ambiguity and ambiguity aversion
● Systemic risk: measurement and management
● Catastrophic risk and its management
● Compliance to financial regulations
● Behavioral explanations of corporate risk taking/management
● Big data applications and predictive modeling in risk management

Guest Editors: Jin-Chuan Duan (National University of Singapore); Wenfeng Wu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University); Tong Yu (University of Cincinnati)

Submissions guidelines for the special issue:

● Go to the Journal website https://www.evise.com/profile/#/PBFJ/login
● Log into the EVISE, as per a normal submission to PBFJ
● In response to the opening screen asking you to "select article type", select the option: "2017 CIFR SI: Financial Risk Management in the Asia Pacific Region"
● Complete all remaining requested information on EES as per a normal PBFJ manuscript submission

Other Important Information:

● Submission Deadline for the special issue: 1 January 2018
● The acceptance deadline (the date by which all manuscripts should be fully reviewed and final decisions made on all manuscripts; and those failing to meet the deadline may be excluded):
31 October 2018
● The expected publication date (the date the Special Issue is expected to be published): 1 December 2018.

Please note that papers can only be considered for publication in this special issue if they are presented at the 2017 China International Risk Forum. Further details about the 2017 China International Risk Forum at http://www.acem.sjtu.edu.cn/acem/html/cirf2017/.

Previous Conferences

The first Shanghai Risk Forum (SRF) was held December 19, 2015 in Shanghai at the Fudan University. See the website.

The second Shanghai Risk Forum (SRF) was held December 18, 2016 in Shanghai at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. See the website.

Contact Information

Email: cirf2017@acem.sjtu.edu.cn

Contact person:

Ms. Wang Meng

Huashan Rd 1954, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Executive Committee

Dongmei Chen
Fudan University
Jin-Chuan Duan
National University of Singapore
Zhenhua Guo
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
Chunlin Liu
University of Nevada at Reno
Mark Liu
University of Kentucky
Tianyu Lu
State Street Corporation
Greg Niehaus
University of South Carolina
Michael Powers
Tsinghua University
Ghon Rhee
University of Hawaii
Jun Shao
Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
Zhan Shen
Taiping Fianncial Holdings Company Limited
Qinghua Song
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Chunsheng Tao
China Minzu University
Jason Tsai
National Chengchi University
Yizhong Wang
Zhejiang University
Jason Wei
Zenity Holdings New York
Wenfeng Wu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
George Xiang
Renmin University of China
Minghua Ye
Shanghai Normal University
Tong Yu
University of Cincinnati           Secretary
Chen Zhang
Renmin University
Jingqin Zhang
Fudan University
Wei Zheng
Peking University
Wenge Zhu
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Hong Zou
Hong Kong University

Review

1.Create an EasyChair account

To review papers, you must have an EasyChair account. You need to click https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi?conf=cirf2017 to create an EasyChair account for the following two reasons:
● you don't have an EasyChair account.
● the email address associated with your EasyChair account is different from the email address mentioned in the request email.

2.The process of reviewing papers

● Click https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cirf2017 to log in. Note that the email address to which the invitation was sent should be an email address registered with your account, otherwise you can't find the paper you are asked to review.
● After a successful login, please click on "subreviewer", as shown in the following screenshot.



● Enter the web page from which you can see the list of papers you need to review. To work with a request, click on a submission number in the list of papers.



● Enter the web page where you can see the icon .You can click the icon to download the paper.
● Please click "Answer request" at the upper right of the same web page (shown below) to enter the page allowing you to choose whether you would like to review a submission or not.



● Then make your choice in the following interface (Note: you cannot leave the message box empty):



● To submit a review report, please click "Submit review" at the upper right of the new web page.



● Then you will see the interface shown below.







● If you have successfully submitted your review, you can see the interface shown below.


3.If you forget user ID or password



Then, you will be asked to enter your email address which should be the email address registered with your account. EasyChair will send you an email asking for a confirmation. This email will also contain further instructions on password resetting.

4.Contact us

In case you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail: cirf2017@acem.sjtu.edu.cn.

Sponsor

To be updated soon.

Hotel Accommodation

Crowne Plaza located on 400 Panyu Road, Shanghai, 200052(银星皇冠假日酒店) is the forum designated hotel. If you plan to reserve Crowne Plaza through CIRF2017 reservation, you may fill in the following reservation form and send it back to reserves@cpsha.com (Please use CIRF2017 Crowne Plaza; your name as the email subject). Though the CIRF official event period is from 12/14 to 12/18/2007, please feel free to include extended dates in the reservation form.

>> Crowne Plaza Resevation Form

If you need to book other hotels, please book by yourself via the hotel website or telephone. The most convenient way to book hotels in Shanghai (China) is through ctrip.com. (http://english.ctrip.com/#from=click_en).

Accommodation - Housing Instructions

Dear 2017 CIRF Participants,

Welcome to Shanghai and the Antai  CollegeCollege of Economics and Management of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)!

Quite a few nice hotels are nearby SJTU. Below, we breakdown hotels into luxury, mid-level and economical classes, and provide some information about these hotels. Information on "price per night" is for a single-bed standard room. Please visit ctrip.com for accurate price information.

Luxury Hotels

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Address:  No. 400 Panyu Road, Shanghai
Tel: 021-61458888
Walking time: 10 minutes
Price per night: ¥700-1200($106-181)
Website: http://www.ihg.com
(Crowne Plaza is the forum designated hotel. We have blocked some rooms available up to 12/6/2017. The reservation form is attached.)

Mid-level (Fine) Hotels

(1) Xi Hua Hotel

Address:  No.1 West Huaihai Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 021-52585656
Walking time to SJTU: 7 minutes
Priceper night: ¥510-760($77-115)
Website: http://www.cnwhotel.com/list/20829/#m

(2)SJTUFaculty Club

Address:  No.1954 Huashan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 021-62822822
Walking time: 4 minutes
Pricepernight: ¥420-680($63-103)
Website: http://hotel.5dingfang.cn/107693/rooms.html

Economic Hotels

(1) Ibis Hotel

Address:  No.858 Fanyu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 021-62838800
Walking time: 8 minutes
Price per night: ¥400-440($60-66)
Website: http://www.huazhu.com/Ibis

(2) Jinjiang Inn Hotel

Address:  No. 319 West Guangyuan Road, Shanghai
Tel: 021-64471000
Walking time: 13 minutes
Price per night: ¥270-350($41-53)
Website: http://www.jinjianginns.com/

Others

(1) Bo Xue Lou Hotel

Address:  No.1859 Huashan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 021-62825500
Walking time: 8 minutes
Price per night: ¥380($57)
Website: http://hotel.5dingfang.cn/39028/rooms.html

(2) Han Ting Hotel

Address:  No.955 Fanyu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 021-64480808
Walking time: 12 minutes
Price per night: ¥340-380($51-57)
Website: http://www.huazhu.com/Hanting

(3) Pu Jiang Zhi Xing Hotel

Address:  No.1621 Huashan Road, Changning District, Shanghai
Tel: 021-51696958
Walking time: 10 minutes
Price per night: ¥210-330($32-50)
Website: http://11322.hotel.cthy.com/

A convenient way to book hotels in Shanghai (China) is through ctrip.com. (http://english.ctrip.com/#from=click_en). In case you have difficulty to reserve a hotel, please don't hesitate to contact cirf2017@acem.sjtu.edu.cn with a subject "Help on Hotel Accommodation".

Please refer to hotel map to find out the locations of the hotels.

Sincerely wish you will enjoy the 2017 CIRF, and have a great stay in Shanghai!


Accommodation - Housing Map