The Second International Congress on Actuarial Science and Quantitative Finance will be in Cartagena, Colombia from June 15 to June 18 of 2016.  It is organized by Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de CartagenaUniversidad del Rosario, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad de los Andes, ENSIIE/Université d’Évry-Val-d’Essonne and ADDACTIS Latina.   It also has support from Universidad Industrial de Santander, Ambassade de France en Colombie,  professional organizations and financial and insurance industries. The event builds on the success of the first ICASQF.  This second edition consolidates the Congress as the premier event in Actuarial Science and Quantitative Finance in Colombia, the Andean Region (Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia) and the Caribbean Region.

The event covers diverse areas of quantitative finance and actuarial science. Also, the Congress would provide space to debate on topics related to these areas. Topics of interest are teaching, research, technical regulation and business practice in Andean and Caribbean regions, and its inter-relation with the rest of the world.

The Congress will cover a variety of topics in Actuarial Science and Quantitative Finance. Topics include statistics techniques in Finance and Actuarial Science, Portfolio Management, Derivative Valuation, Financial Economics, Financial Econometrics, Computational Finance, Risk Theory and Life and Pension Insurance Mathematics, Non-Life Insurance Mathematics, and Economics of Insurance among others.

The event would consist of plenary sessions with invited speakers in the areas of actuarial science and quantitative finance, oral sessions of contributed talks, invited sessions and poster sessions.

A program of one day of the congress would emphasize on problems of interest to practitioners. Also, there would be short courses on topics of interest in actuarial science and quantitative finance, given by some of the invited speakers.

The organizing committee invite prospective authors to submit abstracts and extended abstracts (or full papers).  Abstracts of accepted oral presentations and posters would be published in the ICASQF 2016 Congress Programme book.   We use extended abstracts (or full papers) provided by authors for the refereeing process for oral presentations and posters.

Authors of selected oral presentations would be invited to submit to the special issue entitle “Actuarial Science and Quantitative Finance: ICASQF2016, Cartagena, Colombia,  June2016” of Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics (PROMS).   Invited papers would follow a standard refereeing process.

The working language of the conference is ENGLISH.

Authors can deliver oral presentations in English or Spanish. However, all abstracts, slides and posters must be written in ENGLISH.