Computational Finance and Economics TC


This organization is known as the Computational Finance and Economics Technical Committee (CFETC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).

Purpose and Scope

The purpose of the CFETC is to promote the research, development, education, and understanding of computational finance and economics. Scope of computational finance and economics includes:

the development of advanced computing techniques for financial and economic applications;
through the application of advanced computing techniques, advance the subjects of finance and economic;
to bring research in computational methods to real-world financial and economic applications.


The CFETC members are appointed by the CIS President with the agreement of the CFETC Chair for a one-year term. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which they have been appointed.


The CFETC Chair is appointed by the CIS President with the agreement of the CIS EXCOM for a one-year term. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which the CFETC Chair has been appointed. No more than two consecutive full terms are permitted.


There is no membership fee for joining the CFETC. Funding for the committee shall be provided by the CIS in the annual budget request. Once approved by the CIS AdCom, funds will be available to support the CFETC activities. The Chair shall be responsible for the appropriate use of the approved funds. The Chair produces an annual financial report to the AdCom.


The CFETC shall engage in various activities in order to promote wider acceptance of computational finance and economics as a prominent, multi-disciplinary research, identify and promote new areas of research in computational finance and economics, collaborate on production of tutorials and book series within the area, promote IEEE Senior Members and Fellows program, maintain the Committee's website, maintain a network of expertise in computational finance and economics, and organize conferences, workshops or special sessions in CIS-sponsored conferences. The CFETC will actively work with the organizers of CIS-sponsored conferences to insure their technical excellence.


Meetings will be called by the Chair once a year, usually in conjunction with the CIS AdCom meetings, or at IEEE conferences organized by the CFETC, or as requested by the CFETC members. Sufficient advance notice of the meetings will be given to the members, as well as to other interested parties. The Chair shall prepare an agenda before the meeting, and shall prepare minutes for distribution after the meeting.


This Charter becomes official after at least 2/3 core members present at The Committee Meeting approves it. Subsequent changes and amendments also require 2/3 majority vote.


Task Forces

Agent-based Computational Economics, Chair: Silvano Cincotti (University of Genoa)

Advanced Algo Trading, Chair: Chenghui Cai (Jinxin Big Data Finance LLC)

Portfolio Optimization, Chair: Michael Kampouridis (University of Kent)

Business Intelligence & Knowledge Management, Chair: Xin-She Yang (Middlesex University)

Behavioral Analysis and Decision Support, Chair: Antoaneta Serguieva (University College London)