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Advestis Call for Papers ESG/AI 2020

Advestis, in partnership with Finance Innovation, is calling for papers and invites original manuscripts on the topic of AI and Machine Learning techniques applied to ESG data for which 16 000 € in prizes are available.  


 Participants in this call for papers cover a wide range of backgrounds and come from the academic and/or professional world (researchers from asset management, data providers, rating agencies, etc.).


Authors are cordially invited to submit their papers in all areas of the use of ESG data for investment, including but not limited to :


  • Strategies for selecting or ranking Issuers, dependent or independent of their activity sector,

  • Link between medium/long-term risks and ESG positioning,

  • Risk analysis and country assessments,

  • Portfolios optimisation under ESG constraints,

  • Consideration of controversies in the evaluation of issuers,

  • Consideration of controversial activities and, more generally, impact measures,

  • Predictive power of controversies, comparison with other sentiment data,

  • The processing of ESG time series.


Numerical experiments should be conducted on those data, using AI/ML techniques including, but not limited to :


  • Supervised, Unsupervised and Reinforcement Learning,

  • Deep Learning,

  • Clustering,

  • Dimensionality reduction methods,

  • Signal Processing,




Interested authors should submit their manuscript to, no later than November, 13th 2020.


All articles will be reviewed by Advestis. Earlier submission is encouraged.


A prize money of €16 000 will reward the 5 top-rated articles, according to the following breakdown (on prize per article) :


  • 1st : €5 000

  • 2nd : €4 000

  • 3rd : €3 000

  • 4th : €2 000

  • 5th : €2 000


Advestis will give the authors of the five top-rated articles the opportunity to discuss a research collaboration contract or recruitment within its team. The 3 best articles will automatically be selected for submission to one of Finance Innovation’s partner journals.


All authors will be notified of a final decision by January, 15th 2021.


  • The Call for Papers is open to both academic and professional world.

  • Submissions can be either in French or in English.

  • Submissions must derive from original, previously unpublished work.

  • Only one submission par author / team of co-authors is allowed.

  • All authors must respect a clause specifying their mutual commitment with Advestis and Finance Innovation.




  • Once an article has been accepted, submission to one of Finance Innovation’s partner journals is mandatory and must follow its formatting guidelines.

  • If an article has been accepted, submitted but not published by one the partner journals, the author(s) are free to submit their manuscript to other journals.

  • If an article has not been accepted in response to this call for papers, author(s) retain intellectual property and freedom to publish to third party journals.


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