Inspired by the research work of Alan M. Turing, the 2nd International Conference on Decision Economics (DECON 2020) is devoted to the 70th anniversary of the Turing’s Test (1950) and the intellectual setting for what could be called “Turing’s economics”. To this purpose, DECON 2020 provides a multidisciplinary forum in order to advancing knowledge and thereby improving standards in social sciences, cognitive sciences, quantitative methods, and related areas. To pursue this mission, DECON 2020 encourages the development and dissemination of the mathematical foundations of economic theorizing underpinned by the work of Alan Turing. Primary emphasis is placed on original research exploring topics in computation and computability in economics; logic and algorithmic social sciences research; experimetrics research in economics; epistemology of computation, experimentation, and dynamics in economics; cognitive economics; computational complexity theory; evolutionary and behavioural game theory; decision sciences and the economics of uncertainty; microfoundations and micro‐ macro relationships; boundedly rational choice and satisficing decisions; decision support systems and business decisions.

DECON 2020 is structured into three Sessions: (i) the main track is devised to consider contributions related to the Turing’s Test and implications for economics; (ii) a special session is entitled "Decision Cognitive Sciences" (DECOGN) and is dedicated to decision-making and Cognitive Sciences; (iii) another special session is entitled "Edgeconomics" (EDGECON) and is focused on the edge of economics.


The recent negative economic and financial events, which have hit the world economies in the last decade, call for new and innovative studies mainly in economics, business and finance, involving different research fields such as Economics, Psychology, or strictly related social sciences, leading source for original research on the interplay of those fields within Artificial Intelligence. The organisers and chairs of DECON strongly believe that this is a moral duty, as well as a scientific duty, for a prudent and wise economist aware of the complexity of the real world in which he/she lives and works in the Third Millennium. Indeed, the combination of economics and decision sciences is a field of studies which proves to be useful and, thus, should be fostered to academicians and practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioural methods to the problems of society. The special session focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to the study of economic analysis and policies within several major areas. Hence, papers are invited for the following areas of special interest which include but are not limited to:

  • Computation and Computability in Economics; Decision Sciences and the Economics of Uncertainty; Logic and Algorithmic Social Sciences Research;
  • Experimental Research in Economics; Behavioural Game Theory; Cognitive Economics; Data Science; Interrelations of Economics and Psychology with AI;
  • The complexity of Behavioural Decision Processes; Microfoundations and Micro-Macro Relationships; Organisational Decision-Making;
  • Decision Support Systems and Business Decisions; Business Intelligence Analytics and Decision-Making; AI and Robotics;
  • Managerial Decision-Making; Complex Business Environments; Information Technology and Operational Decision Sciences.

Doctoral Consortium

The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a frame where students can present their on going research work and meet other students and researchers, and obtain feedback on future research directions.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific research proposal and some preliminary results, but who are still far from completing their dissertation.

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a thorough reviewing process with the aim to provide detailed and constructive feedback. The accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium and published in the conference proceedings.



All papers must be formatted according to the AISC template, with a maximum length of 8 pages (4 pages in Doctoral Consortium), including figures and references:

All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the DECON conference management system.

Review process

DECON welcomes submissions with a preference for topics listed in the Call for Papers. All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process; each paper will be referred by at least three experts in the field, and be selected based on originality, quality, soundness, and relevance.


All accepted papers will be included in a special book published by Computational Intelligence and Complexity AISC SERIES of Springer-Nature. However, the author (or at least one of the authors in case of papers co-authored) will be required to register and attend the conference to present her paper. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the conference and the special book.

** Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to ISI ProceedingsEI-CompendexDBLPSCOPUSGoogle Scholar and Springerlink **

Special Issues

Authors of selected papers will be offered the opportunity to submit an extended version of their papers to a journal special issue.

The research that receives an award for best paper on the topic of Data Fusion, will be sent to Information Fusion (ISSN: 1566-2535, JCR 2018: 10.716) and submitted for a quick review.
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2020 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Section published in Neurocomputing (JCR 2018 Neurocomputing: 4.072).
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2020 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Section published in Electronics (JCR 2018 Electronics. 1.764 (Q3)).
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2020 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Section published in Smart Cities.
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2020 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, indexed in DOAJ, ProQuest, Scholar, WorldCat, Dialnet, Sherpa ROMEO, Dulcinea, UlrichWeb, Emerging Sources Citation Index of Thomson Reuters, BASE y Academic Journals Database)

Important dates

  • Main Track - Paper submission deadline: 31th January, 2020
  • Doctoral Consortium - Paper submission deadline: 29th February, 2020

  • Notification of acceptance: 09th March, 2020
  • Camera-Ready papers due: 30th March, 2020
  • Conference Celebration:  17th-19th June, 2020


Organising Committee Chairs

  • Edgardo Bucciarelli - University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy)
  • Shu-Heng Chen - National Chengchi University, Taipei (Taiwan)
  • Juan Manuel Corchado - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Javier Parra - University of Salamanca (Spain)