Women in Fintech 2023

III Conference – Women in Fintech
Coimbra, June 1-2, 2023

Colégio da Trindade
Universidade de Coimbra, Tv. da Trindade 15-1 3000-435, 3000-490 Coimbra

COST Action CA 19130 – Fintech and AI in Finance

We are honored to invite you to give a presentation at the Women in Fintech III Conference, organized by the COST Action CA 19130 and the University of Coimbra on June 1st and 2nd, 2023 in Coimbra and online.

This COST FinAI conference aims to maximize diversity within the research area and scope of our action, Fintech, and AI.

This year, the Women in Fintech III Conference will cover the following topics:

  • Transparency in Fintech,
  • Transparent versus Black Box Decision-Support Models in the Financial Industry,
  • Transparency in Investment Product Performance for Clients,
  • Fintech,
  • Artificial Intelligence in Finance,
  • Standards, regulations, and policy on Fintech and AI


Day 1 – June 1st
15h – welcome
16h-18h – COST roundtable
Chair: Joerg Osterrieder
Coffee break and networking

Day 2 – June 2nd
9h – Registration
9h45 – Welcome address
Joana Matos Dias, Joerg Osterrieder

10h – Keynote,
Equal.Steam Project, Ana Carvalho, iiiUC
Chair: Catarina Silva

10h45 – Coffee break
11h15 –Contest Best WI-FI 2023 Young Researcher Paper: Students
Chair: Maria Iannario
11.15-11.30 Maria Iannario: Diversity challenges in FinAI: Best WI-FI 2023 – Fintech Contest
11.30-11.40 Rosa Barbato: Fintech: a way to financial inclusion. analysis through the item response theory approach
11.40-11. 50 Rosa Fabbricatore and Lucio Palazzo: Multilevel IRT models to explore heterogeneity in subjective financial knowledge at individual and regional levels: the Italian case
11.50-12.00 Dan Mitra: The evolution of the general public’s perception of digital assets
12.00-12.10 Aline Silva: Impact of feedback loops and algorithmic bias on accuracy of high-risk Artificial Intelligence systems
12.10-12.20 Marius Vlad Pop: What is the cost of lacking innovation? Open Innovation in Fintech: Examining the Benefits and Costs
12.20-12.30 Awards and conclusions

12h30 – Light lunch
13h30 – Keynote
AI and financial crimes: “the good, the bad and the ugly”, Susana Aires
Sousa, IJ-UC
Chair: Bernardete Ribeiro
14h15 – Technical Sessions
Room 1
Chair: Claudia Tarantola
14h15 – Time-series approach to explainability in finance applications,
Hadji Misheva Branka
14h30 – Regulations and policy on financial services in North Macedonia
as response to the digital innovations tendencies, Olivija Filipovska
14h45 – Evaluation of the Space-time Effects of COVID-19 on Loans and
Savings in Romania, Codruta Mare, Stefana Belbe
15h00 – Fraud detection and prevention using AI in Fintech, Elda Xhumari
15h15 – Unfolding Models for ordinal Data for Cyber risk Assessment,
Claudia Tarantola
15h30 – Fintech: A New Way for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion,
Albulena Shala
15h45 – Editorial boards of finance journals: the gender and social
connectedness, Barbara Będowska-Sójka
16h00 – Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Finance,
Suela Maxhelaku
16h15 – Data-driven finance: knowledge management practices, data
analysis techniques, and suited enterprise architectures, Galena Pisoni

Room 2
Chair: Belma Ozturkkal
14h15 – Using Artificial Intelligence to Design Financial Software,
Petraq Papajorgji
14h30 – Digital lending and peer-to-peer lending: a study on motivations
and expectations of borrowers in the business sector, Luisa Anderloni
14h45 – Improving the transparency of the financial markets – key action
items, Karolina Bolesta
15h00 – Knowledge Graph Powered Machine Learning in Financial Decision
Making, Zuo Ronglin
15h15 – Linguistic summaries in explaining, classifying and ranking
entities in the context of financial data – ideas and perspectives,
Miroslav Hudec
15h30 – Using Graph Metrics to Predict Bank Customer Behavior from
Clickstream Data, Gizem Nur Dal
15h45 – Innovation, Ownership and Firm Performance, Belma Ozturkkal
16h00 – A Business Model Proposal for the First P2P Lending Platform of
Turkey, Kübra Nur Güven
16h30 – Final Round Table and Closing

Program Committee
Albulena Shala, University of Pristina, Kosovo
Alessandra Tanda, University of Pavia, Italy
Bernardete Ribeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Catarina Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Claudia Tarantola, University of Pavia, Italy
Codruta Mare, University Babes-Bolyai, Romania
Hanna Kristín Skaftadóttir, University of Bifrost, Iceland
Joana Matos Dias, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Maria Iannario, University of Naples, Italy
Roman Matkovvskyy, Rennes School of Business, France
Vassilios Papavassiliou, University College Dublin, Ireland

If you have any questions, doubts, or suggestions regarding this call for speakers, please contact us at: womenfintechcoimbra@gmail.com

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Catarina Silva, Joana Matos Dias, Bernardete Ribeiro