Planning for Financial Services (FinPlan)

Planning is becoming a mature field in terms of base techniques and algorithms to solve goal-oriented tasks. It has been successfully applied to many domains including classical domains such as logistics or mars rovers, or more recently in oil and gas, as well as mining industry. However, very little work has been done in relation to financial institutions problems. Recently, some big financial corporations have started AI research labs and researchers at those teams have found there are plenty of open planning problems to be tackled by the planning community. For example, these include, trading markets, workflow learning, generation and execution, transactions flow understanding, fraud detection and customer journeys.

The FinPlan workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss challenges for Planning in Financial Services, and the opportunities such challenges represent to the planning research community. The workshop will consist of invited talks, panel discussions and short paper presentations.

Topics

The workshop includes – but is not limited to – the following topics:

  • planning in trading and markets
  • process mining of organizational workflows
  • generation, execution and simulation of organizational processes
  • explainable planning for financial applications
  • goal reasoning in the context of financial services
  • goal and plan recognition from customers behavior or transactions history
  • human-AI teaming in organizational processes
  • links between planning and other disciplines related to finance (e.g., behavioral economics, econometry, markets, …)
  • use cases, benchmarks and applications of planning for financial services
  • plan similarity
  • anomaly detection using planning techniques
  • planning with unstructured information

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: March 13th, 2020 (UTC-12 timezone)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 3rd, 2020
  • Camera ready upload: May 15th, 2020
  • Workshop: June 15/16, 2020

Submission Instructions

We invite two kinds of submissions:

  • full papers, making an original contribution (up to 9 pages including references);
  • short papers presenting industry challenges or outlining ideas around planning for financial services (up to 5 pages including references);

Please note that papers submissions should not be anonymous, and will undergo single-blind peer review. Every submission will be reviewed by members of the program committee according to the usual criteria such as relevance to the workshop, significance of the contribution, and technical quality. Submissions should be formatted using the ICAPS style. The final submission must be in PDF.

Papers should be submitted on Easychair submission page

Organizers

  • Daniel Borrajo (J.P. Morgan Chase)
  • Daniele Magazzeni (King’s College London)
  • Sameena Shah (J.P. Morgan Chase)

Program Committee (to be completed)

  • Daniel Borrajo (J.P. Morgan Chase)
  • Amedeo Cesta (CNR)
  • Giuseppe De Giacomo (Sapienza Universit√† of Rome)
  • Sarah Keren (Harvard University)
  • Shawn Liu (S&P Global)
  • Daniele Magazzeni (King’s College London)
  • Fabio Mercorio (University of Milan-Bicocca)
  • Sebastian Sardina (RMIT University)
  • Sameena Shah (J.P. Morgan Chase)