Innovation, digitization and Sustainability confronting new global challenges

Dear colleague:

The Organizing Committee of the XXXIII ACEDE Congress informs you that this year the congress will take place from 16 to 18 June 2024 in Valencia, at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), under the theme "Innovation, digitalization and sustainability in the face of new global challenges". The conference is organized by the Department of Business Organization (DOE).

We would like to count on your participation in this meeting point for professors and researchers in Business Management and Administration, so we invite you to send us your research papers/proposals by the deadline below. As usual, the conference will cover topics as diverse as business creation, operations management, family business, international management, strategy, finance, corporate governance, innovation management, marketing, human resources, and teaching innovation, among others.

Here are some of the key dates in advance:

Extension of the reception of papers until 15 February 2024.
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  • Special Tracks: 20 October to 20 November 2023.
  • Period for receipt of papers: 1 December 2023 to 15 February 2024.
  • Communication of acceptance/rejection: until 31 March 2024.
  • Reduced registration: until 30 April 2024.
  • Congress dates: Sunday 16 June to Tuesday 18 June 2024.

The conference website and platform (Conftool) will be available soon and we will provide you with additional information about the submission of papers and the development of the conference. We will write to you again closer to the submission period with further information and clarifications.

As a novelty and following the usual way of working of other international congresses, this year's UPV edition contemplates the possibility that some sessions (Tracks) will be organized and promoted by ACEDE members with experience in this field. These people will collaborate with the organizing committee in the dissemination of the track to attract quality contributions and networks of researchers in the field, both national and international (not a requirement, but highly valued), as well as in the assignment of evaluators, in the proposal of the selected papers, communication with the authors and the coordination of the session during the Congress. In general, the track should have a minimum of 3 papers and a maximum of 8, as the limit for the track would be 2 parallel sessions.


Specifically, session chairs will be required to:

  • Submission of the session proposal: the session chair will be responsible for providing all required information from 20 October to 20 November 2023. Incomplete proposals will be rejected. See instructions.
    • If you are interested in proposing a Session, you must prepare information regarding:
      • Title of the session (proposed topic)
      • Person in charge of the session - Email – University
      • Key words
      • General summary and added value of the session (max. 300 words)
      • Format: maximum 2 sheets Word or pdf (Times New Roman, 11, 1.5)
      • Subject in the email "ACEDE-2024 follow-up session proposal".
      • Address:;
      • Invitation of reviewers: The Session Chair is responsible for identifying and inviting appropriate reviewers, ensuring that they are aware of the timelines and that they make the required revisions.
      • Conduct of the session: Once the Conference Organizing Committee has notified the Session Chair that its proposal has been approved, a member of the Conference Organizing Committee will be assigned to liaise with the Session Chair. The Chairman of the Working Session shall provide the information and carry out the actions requested by the Conference Organizing Committee in accordance with the timetable for the preparation of the conference. Otherwise, the topic may be withdrawn from the conference programme.
    • The Session Chair will be responsible for:
      • Promoting the Session to ensure that sufficient contributions are obtained that are of an appropriate quality and suitable for the conference.
      • Ensuring that the process of reviewing potential contributions to the Session follows guidelines to be provided by the Conference Organizing Committee in due course. This will include the identification, invitation, and management of reviewers of papers submitted for the Session. Session Chairs will participate in the review process through the Conftool platform supported by ACEDE 2024. The Local Organizing Committee will train the session chairs to do so. 
      • Participate in monthly meetings with the organizing committee. These meetings aim to get to know each other, guide the Session Chairs through the whole process and update them on important developments and decisions. A schedule of these meetings will be provided in advance to all successful candidates.
      • Session organization: The theme chair will register for and attend the conference and will be responsible for ensuring that the theme (one or two sessions) runs as detailed in their proposals.


    The responsibilities of the Session Chairs in relation to the Abstract Review process include:
    • Invite enough relevant, competent, and committed reviewers. Each article should have at least two reviews.
    • Providing accurate and timely information to the Conference Committee on their reviewers to be performed on the Conftool platform.
    • Ensure that reviewers are registered on the Conftool platform.
    • Manage the review of papers submitted to your session, using the review criteria in the guidelines provided by the Organizing Committee on the number and/or quality of papers to be included.
    • Provide the necessary instructions to reviewers and send reminders to ensure that reviewers evaluate the papers on time and provide constructive comments to the authors.
    • Select your preferred papers for your session(s) - maximum 8.
    • Agree on the order of presentation of papers in your session(s).
    • Attend the conference and chair the session(s).