Welcome

Welcome to the:

Current Economic and Social Topics International Colloquium CEST ic2015

Topics:

Pension systems & funds,
Financial markets,
Diversity in labor markets,
Innovations and Entrepreneurship

Venue:

Lodz/Poland (Faculty of Management University of Lodz) and
Warsaw/Poland (the headquarters of the Warsaw Stock Exchange)

Date:

December 16-18, 2015

Language: English & Polish

The Colloquium is organized by the Department of Finance and Strategic Management of the Management Faculty University of Lodz, Poland and the Research Team granted by the National Science Centre in the frame of the NSC project No 2013/09/B/HS4/00493.

Important:

Registration:

On-line registration is obligatory!
To register for the Colloquium please login to the system and complete the On-line Fees & Services Form.
Delegates will be officially registered upon receipt of this form and the appropriate Colloquium dues.

Participation:

Listening to the conference presentations is free of charge.
However, registered participants have to pay a registration fee for access to the conference services.
A variety of conference packages is available at different prices: 300 PLN (75 €), 900 PLN (225 €) and 600 PLN (150 €) as well.
Please check section "Deadline and Fee" for details.

Deadline:

Regular registration deadline is 30 November 2015.
Please check section "Deadline and Fees" for details.

Conference Topics Short Description

Pension systems. Changes in the demographic situation caused by declining fertility rates and the rise in life expectancy has led to a significant increase in the old-age-dependency ratios in the majority of the OECD countries. This requires many European countries to reform their retirement systems and introduce significant changes to make their pension systems more financially viable. In Europe, where the pension system reforms were on the government’s agenda for at least a decade, the recent economic crisis of 2007-2009 has increased the need for more decisive actions. Discussions concerning pension reforms, their feasibility, financial viability and sustainability, will be key important topics.

Financial markets. The recent financial crisis is considered to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The crisis was exacerbated by the globalization of the world economy. The turmoil in the financial markets was worsened by the introduction of new financial products and market processes. The global financial markets seem to play different roles and functions in the economy and operate under new regulations. The introduction of new trading platforms, on-line access to information, the integration and globalization of markets may require a revision of finance theories.

Diversity in labor market. The problems of women’s and elder employees participation in the labor market has become one of the main issues in current discussions because of the financial and economic crisis and the ageing of the societies in developed countries. Another important problem is an increase of the cultural, race and ethnic diversity in the labor markets. Equality is a policy objective that is basically of universal acceptance and it has become a subject of interest for many national governments, international organizations, research institutes and political pressure groups

Innovation and entrepreneurship are essential to break the stagnation caused by the ongoing economic crisis. They are the keys to social and economic development and the driving force for sustainable growth. Therefore, they are the subject of high priority for European Community policies, focused on funding R&D, the application of research and their results into business practices, and the support for knowledge-based economy and modern management.

Special attention will by payed to Gender, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Baltic Sea Region – path promoted by Winnet Centre of Excellence. This issue is focused on the results of research under the project TP Winnet BSR, financed by Swedish Institute. It’s aim is conducting and promoting policy oriented research on the role of female factor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the context of Economic Growth. Winnet Centre of Excellence, based at the University of Szczecin, has established already a research network of scholars from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden, Linköping University in Sweden, Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden, Aleksandras Stulginskis University in Lithuania, Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Warsaw School of Economics, University of Lodz, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, West Pomeranian University of Technology and University of Szczecin.

This conference is opened to international participants with distinguished members of the Program Committee from worldwide academic communities. All submitted papers will be carefully reviewed by at least two Members of the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published after the conference in selected journals. For further information please refer to the informations below.

Many thanks for passing on the information about the conference to your colleagues who may be interested in this event.

Programme

Program of the Conference

Download the pdf version of CEST2015 programme

Venue: Faculty of Management, 22/26 Matejki St., 90-237 Łódź, Poland

Wednesday, 16. DEC. 2015

8.30-18.00

Registration - ground floor

9.00-13.00

Lodz Guided Tour

13.00-14.00

Lunch auditorium 316

For Attendees with Conference Package B & C only

14.00-14.30

Plenary Session I - Opening Session (auditorium A3)

Chair: Prof. Dorota Witkowska

14.30-16.30

Plenary Session II : (auditorium A3)

Chair: Prof. Jerzy Różański

  1. Qingyao Wan, Deyi Cheng, Shanghai Finance University, China, Pension System and the Empirical Study of Pension Annuity's MWR in China
  2. Jose Maria Montero, University of Castilla-La Mancha in Toledo, Spain, Javier Santacruz Cano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, Sustainability and Sufficiency of the Spanish Pension System
  3. Jennifer Foo, Stetson University, USA, Dorota Witkowska University of Lodz, Poland, Comparative Investment Performance of Pension Funds.

16.30-17.00

Coffee break (auditorium 316)

For Attendees with Conference Package B & C only

17.00-18.30

Concurrent Session A: Financial Market Analysis (auditorium A3)

Chair: Prof. Mariola Piłatowska

  1. Etienne Duchâtel and Jean-Francois Gajewski, The University Savoie Mont-Blanc (France), Yochanan Shachmurove, The City College and The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York, USA, Venture Capital Investment Meets Geography
  2. Wiesław Dębski, University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, Poland,Ewa M. Feder-Sempach, Szymon Wójcik, University of Lodz, Poland, Statistical properties of returns for stocks listed on WSE in period 2005-2015.
  3. Paweł Miłobędzki, University of Gdansk, Poland, Testing the expectations hypothesis using zero yields for US treasuries.

Concurrent Session B: Miscelanea (auditorium 311)

Chair: Prof. Iwona Foryś

  1. Małgorzata Tarczyńska-Łuniewska, Beata Filipiak, University of Szczecin, Poland, Analysis of changes in the potential of West Pomeranian Province in the years 2008 – 2014.
  2. Dominik Rozkrut, University of Szczecin, Poland, Are micro enterprises different in their innovative behavior?

19.30

CEST 2015 Welcoming Dinner "Lodz four Cultures city"

Restaurant Anatewka 6 Sierpnia Street 2/4

For Attendees with Conference Package B & C only



Venue: Faculty of Management, 22/26 Matejki St., 90-237 Łódź, Poland

Thursday, 17. DEC. 2015

8.30-18.00

Registration - ground floor

9.00-10.00

Poster session auditorium 311

Chair: Prof. Grzegorz Urbanek

  1. Dashmir Asani, University of Tirana, Albania, Gert Dragoshi, University of Lodz, Poland, Human involvement and e-banking
  2. Veysel Çakmak, Ümmügül Baş , Aksaray University, Turkey, The Review of the Relationship between the Styles of Humour and the Skills of Solving Problems among the Employees.
  3. Joanna Chrostowska, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Cyclicality in financial time series – Vector calculus approach.
  4. Mariusz Doszyń, Józef Hozer, University of Szczecin, Poland, Propensity to risk and prospect theory
  5. Artan Haziri, Associates for Finance and Accounting Services, Kosovo, Abania , Characteristics of the labour market, employment policies in Kosovo and EU in the year 2014
  6. Anna Lucińska, University of Lodz, Poland, Hedonic indexes, financial returns and period effect in Polish art investmen
  7. Artur Ribaj, Merita Bejtja, University of Tirana, Albania, The three lines of defence model and banks in Albania
  8. Monika Rozkrut, University of Szczecin, Poland,
    Regional Disparities in Digital Literacy and their Impact on Digital Economy – the Case of Poland
  9. Enkeleda Shehi, Albanian Supervisee Authority , Albania, Ledjon Shahini, University of Tirana, Albania, Gert Dragoshi, University of Lodz, Poland, Private pension system in Albania
  10. Dorota Starzyńska, University of Lodz, Poland,
    Sources of financing the innovation activity in Polish companies in the years 2007-2013
  11. Tomasz Wiśniewski, Warsaw Stock Exchange, Poland, Analiza rozwoju rynku kontraktów terminowych na indeks WIG20
  12. Dorota Żebrowska-Suchodolska, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland, Investment efficiency of equity funds in the years 2004-2014 by using drawdown measures

10.00-12.00

Concurrent Session C: Financial Market Analysis (auditorium 311)

Chair: Prof. Wiesław Dębski

  1. Magdalena Osińska, Andrzej Dobrzyński, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Poland, Performance of American and Russian joint stock companies on financial market – a microstructure perspective.
  2. Sorana Manoiu, Maria Damian, Jiri Strouhal, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic, Testing the Quality of Corporate Governance Disclosure of Companies Listed in Bucharest Stock Exchange.
  3. Małgorzata Tarczyńska-Łuniewska, Dominik Rozkrut, University of Szczecin, Poland, Analysis of changes in rates of return for stock listed on WSE in years 2010-2014.

10.00-12.00

Session D: Pension Systems and Funds (auditorium A3)

Chair: Prof. Joannicjusz Nazarko

  1. Dorota Witkowska, University of Lodz, Poland, Krzysztof Kompa, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland, Polish pension market performance in comparison to selected benchmarks
  2. Dorota Żebrowska-Suchodolska, Andrzej Karpio, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland, Investment effectiveness of Polish pension funds during the changing of the legal rules.
  3. Anna Gierusz, Agnieszka Pobłocka, University of Gdańsk, Poland, Pension benefits available from occupational pension schemes in Poland for different saving options.
  4. Jarosław Poteraj, Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Infomatyki i Przedsiębiorczości w Łomży Instytut Społeczno-Humanistyczny, Pension system in Guatemala.

Session E: Issues of labor market (auditorium 309)

Chair: Prof. Grażyna Trzpiot

  1. Jacek Batóg, University of Szczecin, Poland, Econometric analysis of chosen labour market tendencies in the European Union.
  2. Gert Dragoshi, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Wydział Ekonomiczno-Socjologiczny, The movement of the labor force as a regulatory mechanism in the area of a single currency, the Eurozone and Albania (Special case study, City of Elbasan, Albania).
  3. Iwona Foryś, University of Szczecin, Poland, Professional activity of Polish women on the real estate market as an example of regulated professions.
  4. Aleksandra Matuszewska-Janica, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland, Reasons of men's and women's inactivity in the labour market in the Baltic Sea Region states

12.00-12.30

Coffee break (auditorium 316)

For Attendees with Conference Package B & C only

12.30-14.00

Session F: Financial Market Analysis (auditorium A3)

Chair: Prof. Krzysztof Piasecki

  1. Anna Zamojska, University of Gdansk, Poland, The impact of financial market volatility on experts' forecasts of inflation.
  2. Grzegorz Mentel, Beata Szetela, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland, Market timing and an investment fund efficiency analysis in Poland.
  3. Tomasz Schabek, University of Lodz, Poland, “Sell not only in May”. Seasonal effects in emerging and developed markets

Concurrent Session G: Demographic aspects of Economy ( auditorium 309)

Chair: Prof. Jacek Batóg

  1. Elżbieta Gołata, Poznań University of Economics, Poland, Population development in Poland - consequences for labour market and pension system.
  2. Grażyna Trzpiot, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland, The impact of longevity risk.
  3. Justyna Majewska, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland, Identifying outliers in age-specific mortality rates and their impact on life expectancy projection.

Session H: Financial Market Modeling (auditorium 311)

Chair: Prof. Paweł Miłobędzki

  1. Hermeindito Kaaro, Universitas Ciputra, Indonesia, Price Disparity of Country Asset Pricing Model.
  2. Gema Fernández-Avilés, University of Castilla-La Mancha in Toledo, Spain, Spatio-Temporal Modelling of Financial Maps from a Multidimensional Scaling-Geostatistical Joint Perspective
  3. Krzysztof Piasecki, Krzysztof Echaust, Poznań Uniwersity of Economics, Poland, Black-Litterman model with intuitionistic fuzzy posterior return.

13.00-14.00

Scientific Committee and Board of Editors meeting - only members (auditorium 363)

14.00-15.30

Lunch (auditorium 316)

For Attendees with Conference Package B & C only

15.30-17.00

Session I: Financial Market Analysis (auditorium A3)

Chair: Prof. Magdalena Osińska

  1. Emilio González González, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, Javier Santacruz Cano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, The monetary impact of the European financial integration: the case of Spain.
  2. Dominik Krężołek, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland, The use of Value-at-Risk methodology in assessment of investor's risk attitudes on the precious metals market.
  3. Yasen Rajihy, University of Babylon, Iraq, Back Propagation ANN in Stock Market Forecasting.

Session WINNET: (auditorium 309)

Gender, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Baltic Sea Region

Chair: Ewa Rumińska-Zimny

  1. Marta Hozer-Koćmiel, University of Szczecin, Poland, Winnet Centre of Excellence® in the Baltic Sea Region.
  2. Ewa Lisowska, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, Results of the Survey on women-led SMEs in tourism and creative industries sector.
  3. Dorota Witkowska, University of Lodz, Poland, Krzysztof Kompa, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Aleksandra Matuszewska-Janica, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland, Structure of employment and wages in ICT and tourism sectors in Baltic Sea Region: gender analysis
  4. Małgorzata Wiścicka, Sandra Misiak-Kwit, University of Szczecin, Poland, Development of women-owned SMEs in Poland focused on group buying tool and importance of the Internet
  5. Sandra Misiak-Kwit, University of Szczecin, Poland, Britt-Marie S. Torstensson, WINNET Sweden, WRC potential to increase women’s participation in SME, Innovation and Economic Growth.
  6. Ewa Rumińska-Zimny, International Women Forum at Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, Marta Hozer-Koćmiel, University of Szczecin, Poland, Equality and Sustainable development in BRS and in EU countries – a comparative study

Session K: Current Problems in Finance (auditorium 311)

Chair: Prof. Tarczyńska-Łuniewska

  1. Anna Shostya, Pace University, USA, Dealing with Financial Fragility in the 21st Century: US Bank Supervision and Monetary Policy after the Crisis.
  2. Marta Bengoa * , Yochanan Shachmurove , City University of New York, USA, Blanca Sanchez-Robles, University of Cantabria, Spain, Foreign Direct Investment Meets Gravity.
  3. Paweł Kossecki, Polish National Film Theater and Television School in Lodz, Poland, Krzysztof Kompa, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Copyright Collecting Societies and Cable Operators - Assessment of Copyright Value: Taxonomic and Market Comparison Approach.

17.00-17.45

Coffee break (auditorium 316)

For Attendees with Conference Package B & C only

16.30-17.45

Registration for the Nobel Laureate lecture for non-registered participants of CEST conference - Registration desk on the ground floor

18.00-19.00

Plenary Session III : (auditorium A)

Chair: Yochanan Shachmurove

Nobel Laureate Prof. Prescott lecture: " Why are Northern America and Western Europe Depressed and Poland is not?”

19.00-20.00

Transfer to the GRAND Hotel & MALINOWA Restaurant on the individual effort

20.00

CEST 2015 Gala Dinner Restaurant Malinowa, 72 Piotrkowska Street (Grand Hotel)

For Attendees with Conference Package B & C only



Venue: Warsaw Stock Excgange, 2 Książęca St., Warsaw, Poland

Friday, 18. DEC. 2015

9.30-11.30

Transfer from Hotel Grand to the Warsaw Stock Exchange

11.30-11.45

Welcoming coffee

For Attendees with Conference Package B & C only

11.45-13.30

Plenary Session IV (Main Market Hall at WSE in Warsaw )

Chair: Marek Gruszczyński

  1. Alojzy Nowak, The University of Warsaw, Poland, Yochanan Shachmurove, The City College, The Graduate Program and The University Center of The City University of New York, USA, Jacob Weisberg, Bar Ilan University, Israel, Emotions Meet Financial Decision Making
  2. Krzysztof Kompa, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland, Dorota Witkowska, University of Lodz, Poland, Gender parity in public companies in Poland vs. EU equality directive.

13.30-14.30

Lunch

15.00-16.30

Transfer from the Warsaw Stock Exchange to Łódź

16.30-19:30

Leisure time

19.30

DINNER - For Attendees with Conference Package B & C - Transfer to/from the Restaurant on the individual effort

Organisers, Committee, Board

Conference Honorary Chairman Professor Edward C. Prescott, Nobel Laureate in Economics 2004

Steering Committee

  • Dorota Witkowska, Prof. - the Chair
  • Prof. Eugeniusz Gatnar, National Bank of Poland (Poland)
  • Prof. Marek Gruszczyński, Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
  • Prof. Stephan Klasen, University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • Prof. Jose Maria Montero Lorenzo, University of Castilla - La Mancha (Spain)
  • Prof. Alojzy Nowak, Warsaw University (Poland)
  • President Iwona Sroka, PhD, Central Securities Depository of Poland (Poland)
  • Prof. Yochanan Shachmurove,  (USA)
  • Prof. Mirosław Szreder, University of Gdansk (Poland)


Scientific Committee

  • Dorota Witkowska, Prof. - the Chair
  • Prof. Nicholas Apergis, University of Piraeus (Greece)
  • Prof. Maria Balcerowicz-Szkutnik, University of Economics in Katowice (Poland)
  • Prof. Bolesław Borkowski, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Poland)
  • Prof. Gema Fernández-Avilés, University of Castilla-La Mancha, at Toledo (Spain)
  • Prof. Wiesław Dębski, University of Finance & Management (Poland)
  • Prof. Robert W. Dimand, BrokU (Canada)
  • Prof. Ryszard Doman, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
  • Prof. Małgorzata Doman, Poznań University of Economics & Business (Poland)
  • Prof. Leszek Dziawgo, Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
  • Prof. Jennifer Foo, Stetson University (USA)
  • Prof. Jerzy Gajdka, University of Łódź (Polska)
  • Prof. Elżbieta Gołata, Poznań University of Economics & Business (Poland)
  • Prof. Beata Gruszczyńska, Warsaw University (Poland)
  • Prof. Marek Gruszczyński, Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
  • Prof. Jan Jeżak, University of Łódź (Poland)
  • Prof. Barbara Liberda, Warsaw University (Poland)
  • Prof. Teresa Lubińska, University of Szczecin (Poland)
  • Prof. Stephan Klasen, Georg-August-University, Göttingen (Germany)
  • Prof. Stanisław M. Kot, Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland)
  • Prof. Tadeusz Kufel, Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland) 
  • Prof. Paweł Miłobędzki, University of Gdansk (Poland)
  • Prof. Jose Maria Montero Lorenzo, University of Castilla - La Mancha (Spain)
  • Prof. Joanicjusz Nazarko, Białystok Technical University (Poland)
  • Prof. Kesra Nermend, University of Szczecin (Poland)
  • Prof. Magdalena Osińska, Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
  • Prof. Krzysztof Piasecki, Poznań University of Economics & Business (Poland)
  • Prof. Jerzy Różański, University of Łódź (Poland)
  • Prof. Yochanan Shachmurove, The City College, The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York (USA)
  • Prof. Anna Shostya, PACE University (USA)
  • Prof. Mieczysław W. Socha, University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • Prof. Małgorzata Tarczyńska-Łuniewska, University of Szczecin (Poland)
  • Prof. Waldemar Tarczyński, University of Szczecin (Poland)
  • Prof. Grażyna Trzpiot, University of Economics in Katowice (Poland)
  • Prof. Dariusz Zarzecki, University of Szczecin (Poland)


Program Committee

  • Dorota Witkowska, Prof. - the Chair
  • Teresa Czerwińska, Prof.
  • Stéphane Gagnon, Ph.D. (Canada)
  • Iwona Foryś, Prof.
  • Stanisław Kluza, Ph.D.
  • Marta Hozer-Koćmiel, Ph.D. - WINNET Liaison Officer
  • Krzysztof Kompa, Ph.D. - CEST ic2015 General-Secretary
  • Dominik Rozkrut, Ph.D.
  • Grzegorz J. Urbanek, Prof.
  • Ewa Rumińska-Zimny, Ph.D., President of the International Forum of Women in Science and Business


Board of Editors

  • Prof. Dorota Witkowska - the Chair (International Atlantic Economic Research)
  • Prof. Bolesław Borkowski (Quantitative Methods in Economics)
  • Prof. Jacek Batóg (Folia Economica Stetinensia, Oeconomia)
  • Prof. Józef Dziechciarz (Econometrics)
  • José António Filipe (Internationa Journal of Latest Trends in Finance and Economic Sciences)
  • Prof. Joanna Górka (Acta Universitatis Nicolai Copernici)
  • Prof. José Maria Montero Lorenzo (IEB International Journal of Finance)
  • Prof. Magdalena Osińska (Przegląd Statystyczny)
  • Prof. Mariola Piłatowska (Dynamic Econometric Models)
  • Prof. Janina Sawicka (Acta Stientiarum Polonorum, Oeconomia)

Organizing Committee

  • Dorota Witkowska, Prof. - the Chair
  • Krzysztof Kompa, PhD - CEST ic2015 General-Secretary
  • Gema Fernández-Avilés, Prof. (Spain)
  • Aleksandra Matuszewska-Janica, PhD
  • Grzegorz Mentel, Ph.D.
  • Monika Rozkrut, PhD.
  • Iwona Staniec, Ph.D.
  • Magdalena Dąbkowska, MSc.
  • Paweł Dworniak - IT engineer
  • Farzad Goodarzi, Art. - the Far East attendees support
  • Łukasz Jabłoński, MSc Eng. - Graphic design and website coding ( cest2015.uni.lodz.pl)
  • Anna Jaruga-Kornecka, MSc. - CEST ic2015 conference office
  • Anna Szulc, MSc. - CEST ic2015 PR Officer

Abstracts & Presentations

ABSTRACT PREPARATION

For presenting authors submission of the abstract is obligatory! Abstract should clearly describe the most important results and conclusions of the problems being solved. Contributions will be accepted for presentations based on the quality of the submitted abstracts.

The following instructions of the abstract preparation apply:

  • abstract must be  composed and submitted   on-line (copy/paste from your word processor is available)
  • length of the abstract body is limited to  2000 characters, including spaces and formattings
  • only Latin and Greek letters are recommended (special characters are also available)
  • simple equations can be inlined
  • give no heading information (title, authors, affiliations) in the abstract body
  • abstract is displayed in the final form in the browser ( WYSIWYG ) and must be verified/corrected by the author on-line as  it will be published as it is without any further edition by the organisers.

You can correct your abstract  on-line at any time. Please refer to abstract composition manual for more details.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Duration of oral presentation,  including discussion, is planned to be:

  • 45 minutes for plenary and invited talks and
  • 15 minutes for contributed talks.

For the oral presentations - the following equipment will be accessible:

  • laptops with XP or Windows 2000 and Microsoft Office Power Point and we prefer presentations on CD or USB flash memory, if presenting author requires something else please contact  organisers
  • digital projector
  • an overhead projector for transparencies.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

The maximum size for a poster is format A0 according to the ISO 216 (814mm x 1189mm). The poster board will be full white board. The posters should be displayed during the whole conference. It is mandatory that one of the authors is present at the poster sessions to ensure discussion about the poster that can be held with other participants.

Participants with posters are asked to place the poster sheets to the allotted board immediately after arriving to the conference. A group of organisers will provide help you in any matter and means. Bring your own materials that may be helpful while arranging your poster. Please note that  scotch tape is the proper thing and push-pins are not allowed!

The posters should be removed by Thursday evening, 17 th December, 2015. Otherwise it will be removed by the organisers after closing the conference. The poster sheets will be not returned and they can be damaged in this case.

Proceedings

PUBLICATION OF COLLOQUIUM PROCEEDINGS AND SUBMITTED PAPERS

The decision of the deadline and procedure of delivering full papers is made by the organisers of the Colloquim. 

The decision of which journals shall publish the colloquium proceedings will be made by the Colloquium Board of Editors. Submitted papers could be published in followig journals: 

Deadlines & Fees

All participants of CEST ic2015 International Conference have to be on-line registered!

Registration :

Deadlines

Description

Early bird registration: 10-SEPTEMBER-2015 First round ends on 10 September, 2015 and offers 10% discount on conference fee
On-time registration: 15-OCTOBER-2015 Regular registration ends on 15 October, 2015 with regular price of registration
Lastcomers registration: 30-NOVEMBER-2015 Last round deadline is 30 November, 2015 with regular price of registration
Last-minute registration after 30 Nov 2015 Registration fee after 30 November, 2015 is more expensive by 30%

Listening to the conference presentations is free of charge; this form of participation also requires registration and it excludes access to the conference services such as workshops, sessions on the go in conference train, coffee breaks services, lunches & dinners, social events etc.



The authors, presenters, accompanying persons and other users of services provided by the Colloquium have to pay registration fee due to the ordered services. A variety of conference packages are available:

CEST ic2015 services :

Package fee

Package specification

Colloquium package A: 300 PLN (75 €)

Admission to the Plenary Sessions, all parallel symposia and poster session
IT and multimedia equipment for presenting authors
Programme and CEST ic2015 Book of Abstracts in paper-back and on-line form (ISBN marked, ISI indexed)
One copy of CEST ic2015 Proceedings (ISBN marked, ISI indexed) with on-line maintenance (this does not apply for students)
Review of provided abstracts and papers
Participation in workshops and trainings
Conference train on route Lodz - Warsaw - Lodz and transfers to/from the Warsaw Stock Exchange Headquarter
Conference Kit & Badge

Colloquium package B: 900 PLN (225 €)

Colloquium package A and:
Refreshments during breaks
Lunch served on each day of the Colloquium
Four Culture Dinner on December 16th, Colloquium Ceremonial Dinner on December 17th and Dinner on December 18th
Social events

Colloquium package C: 600 PLN (150 €)

Refreshments during breaks
Lunch served on each day of the Colloquium
Four Culture Dinner on December 16th, Colloquium Ceremonial Dinner on December 17th and Dinner on December 18th
Social events


Venue

The conference venue is located in Lodz and in Warsaw, the capital city of Poland.

During the first and second day of CEST'2015 the main conference venue is Faculty of Management at the University of Lodz, located in Lodz. The city's nickname - Promised Land - was originally introduced in XIX century, since the small town changed into a modern industrial centre. The immigrants came to the Promised Land from all over the Europe to start a new life and to fulfill the dreams.

Through all the roads (...), that came from the every corner of the world to the "promised land", all the paths (...) were filled with people, hundreds wagons made noise, moving with lighting speed, thousands whistles sounded over travellers heads and thousands of eyes glancing at the darkness with the desire to find that promised land"...

Wladyslaw Reymont, Nobel Laureate in Literature, "Promised Land"

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The conference venue during third day of CEST'2015 is the conference train on route Lodz - Warsaw - Lodz and in Warsaw - the Warsaw Stock Exchange Headquarters located close to the city centre.

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Warsaw is Poland’s largest city, which nurtures over 400 years of pride as a capital, and moreover as an economic, political, and cultural centre. The symbol of the city is the Mermaid, featured on the city seal. Warsaw is a bustling metropolis and features an unforgettable history. One fourth of the city is covered by parkland. Above all, it is a city of culture, easily reachable in the centre of Europe.

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Accommodation

GRAND HOTEL

72, Piotrkowska St., 90-102 Łódź
phone: +48 42 633 99 20, fax: +48 42 633 78 76
e-mail: grand@hotel.com.pl

Located at number 72 Piotrkowska street (ulica Piotrkowska 72), the Hotel Grand is the most famous in Lodz, boasting the longest history of any hotel in the city and has been welcoming guests for an uninterrupted 122 years.

From its very inception it has been a byword for prestige and elegance and, for many years, it has served as a focal point for the city, enjoying an enduring role in its history.

  • 81 rooms (including 7 apartments)
  • Featuring the Malinowa (Raspberry) Restaurant, serving contemporary Polish cuisine,
  • the “Zlota” (Golden) dining room,
  • Grand Bar 13,
  • Exclusive wine shop Vinoteka 13,
  • 4 conference rooms


The University of Lodz Training and Conference Centre

16/18 Kopcinski St.,  90-232 Łódź
phone: +48 42) 635-54-90, fax: +48 42 635-54-60
email: cskul@uni.lodz.pl

Training and Conference Centre can provide accommodation for 102 persons in:

  • 4 suites
  • 14 single rooms
  • 42 twin rooms.

Contact

Conference General Chair

Conference General Secretary

Conference E-mail: cest2015@uni.lodz.pl


mailing address:
Department of Finance and Strategical Management
Faculty of Management
University of Lodz
22/26 Matejki St., 90-237 Lodz, Poland
phone + 48 42 635 52 22
+48 42 635 52 32
fax: + 48 42 635 53 05