Computational Finance and Economics Technical Committee

Governance

Under the supervision and the coordination of the IEEE CIS Technical Activities Committee, The Computational Finance and Economics Technical Committee (CFETC) is established 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.

Membership

CFETC shall have a Chair, two Vice-Chairs and a number of Members. The Chair shall be appointed by the President of the Society in January. The CFETC Chair shall appoint two Vice-Chairs and a number of Members. TC Chairs shall be appointed by the President of the Society in January. The TC Chair will then appoint two TC Vice-Chairs and TC Members. The appointment of the TC Vice-Chairs and the TC Members needs to be approved by the Vice President for Technical Activities. TC Chairs, Vice-Chairs and committee members must all be IEEE CIS members. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which they have been appointed. If you are interested in being considered for a position on one of our Technical Committees, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a link to your CV.

Officers

Current directory of officers and members: Computational Finance and Economics Technical Committee Members.

Funding

Funding for the committee shall be provided by the CIS in the annual budget request. Once approved by the CIS ExCom and AdCom, funds will be available to support the CFETC activities. The Chair shall be responsible for the appropriate use of the approved funds with supporting documentation. 

Activities

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

Meetings will be called by the Chair once or twice a year, usually in conjunction with the CIS AdCom meetings and or at IEEE conferences organized by the CFETC, or as requested by the NNTC 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.

Amendments

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.