Credit supply to businesses and consumers is essential to economic growth and credit risk management is critical to financial institutions. Financial technology has empowered modern banking and their smart decisions. Credit rating is important for the bond market and financial liberalisation. The pandemic of COVID-19 has great impact on world’s economy and credit risk. Under this background, we will hold the first Credit Scoring and Credit Rating conference (CSCR I) in Chengdu, Sichuan, China on 29-30 October 2020, themed 'Bridge the Gap'. The conference is oriented to bridge the gap between academics and practice in the credit industry and open to all scholars and practitioners from banking, consumer finance, corporate finance, bond and credit derivatives markets, Fintech, credit bureaux, credit services & agencies, and other related fields. Participants are expected to share innovative applications and practices at the conference. Papers and presentations are invited on any topic related to credit scoring, credit rating and financial risk management of credit assets, with a special focus on new data mining and machine learning methodologies in risk forecasting, and the impact of COVID-19 on credit risk.

    Bridge the Gap

    实体经济的信贷供给是经济发展的关键动力。信用风险管理对金融机构至关重要。金融科技驱动了现代银行的智能决策。信用评级是资本市场金融服务和金融开放的重要内容。新冠疫情对世界经济和信用风险造成了显著影响。在此背景下,首届“信用评分与信用评级会议”(CSCR I)将于2020年10月29-30日在西南财经大学召开,本次会议以“Bridge the Gap”为主题。会议将搭建信贷领域学术界和实业界的桥梁,欢迎来自银行业、公司金融、消费金融、债券和信贷衍生品市场、金融科技、征信机构、评级机构、信用信息服务机构等方面的专家和学者一起讨论交流,分享与信用评分、信用评级和信贷资产的风险管理相关的研究成果。此次会议特别关注新颖的数据挖掘和机器学习算法在风险预测上的应用,以及新冠疫情对信用风险的影响。

  • Call for papers

    Papers and presentations addressing the following issues would be particularly welcome.



    • COVID-19 and credit risk
    • credit economics and credit supply
    • financial institution regulation
    • portfolio credit risk management
    • credit rating and analysis
    • credit spread and bond pricing
    • corporate bond risk forecasting
    • risk assessment of small and micro businesses
    • corporate bankruptcy/financial distress prediction
    • economic capital estimation and stress testing
    • LGD/EAD modelling under the Basel Accord
    • Markov chain & survival analysis dynamic modelling
    • profit scoring and risk-based pricing
    • propensity, retention and attrition scoring
    • fraud and collections scoring
    • reject inference
    • ML/AI in Finance
    • Big data/alternative data in risk management
    • Social Credit Systems
    • Other credit related topics


    • 新冠疫情与信用风险
    • 信用经济与信贷供给
    • 金融机构监管
    • 组合信用风险管理
    • 信用评级和分析
    • 信用利差和债券定价
    • 公司债券风险预测
    • 小微企业风险评估
    • 企业破产和财务危机预测
    • 银行经济资本估计和压力测试
    • 巴塞尔协议下的LGD和EAD建模
    • 马尔可夫链和生存分析动态模型
    • 利润评分和风险定价
    • 客户偏好和流失预测
    • 欺诈预警和催收评分
    • 拒绝推断
    • 机器学习和人工智能在金融中的应用
    • 大数据和替代数据在风险管理中的应用
    • 社会信用体系
    • 其他信用相关研究
  • Publication Opportunity


    International Journal of Forecasting

    SSCI, ABS-3, IF-3.386, JCR-Economics Q1/Management Q1

    Papers accepted for presentation at the conference can be considered for a special section ‘Credit Risk Modelling’ in a regular issue of the International Journal of Forecasting. Papers will be reviewed following the journal’s review policy and those meeting quality expectations will be considered by the editorial team including

    • Editor-in-Chief, Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark
    • Editor, Dick van Dijk, Erasmus University Rotterdam
    • Guest Editor, Tony Bellotti, University of Nottingham Ningbo
    • Guest Editor, Galina Andreeva, University of Edinburgh
    • Guest Editor, Zhiyong Li, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

    参会宣讲的论文经学术委员会推荐,投稿到International Journal of Forecasting期刊。客座编辑将与期刊编辑部紧密合作,组织评审并修改达到要求质量后,将被期刊录用,在2021年的“Credit Risk Modelling”专题中刊出会议优秀论文。


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  • Latest information

    # Update of the conference 会议更新 @ 1 Nov 2020

    We just have successfully held the first CSCR conference. For more details please refer to corresponding pages. The final conference pamphlet, programme and archives will be available to download.


    # Update of the conference 会议更新 @ 23 Sept 2020

    Now the conference is open for registration, please visit the registration and the programme page for details.


    # Update of the conference 会议更新 @ 5 Sept 2020

    The deadline for submissions has ended and we're reviewing the papers. Notifications of acceptance will be sent shortly. Please note that the credit conference will be jointly held with the SWUFE&CDAR 2020 forum which is on 30 Oct - 1 Nov in Chengdu. More information about this will be given on the programme page.

    目前会议投稿已结束,我们正在进行审稿。会议录用通知将很快发出。同时,我们的信用会议将与“国际金融科技论坛”(SWUFE&CDAR 2020)联合举办,时间10月30日-11月1日,地点成都。更多信息我们会在programme页面展示。

    # Update of the conference 会议更新 @ 26 July 2020

    We have extended the deadline of paper submission for the conference to 23 August 2020. Other dates are adjusted accordingly.


    # Update of the conference 会议更新 @ 20 July 2020

    Due to the impact of COVID-19, this conference will be a hybrid one where both online and on-site sessions are open to delegates. International speakers are mostly invited for online presentations. The will also be a chance for the conference to be completely online depending on the pandemic in the autumn 2020.


    # Update of the conference 会议更新 @ 27 Mar 2020

    We have rescheduled the conference on 29-30 Oct 2020, five months later than the original plan due to the unprecedented pandemic. Please refer to the new important dates given below. All other arrangements remain unchanged and the portal is open for submission. More information and guidance has been added to the page. We wish you healthy and hope to see you in half a year.


    # Update of the coronavirus crisis 疫情影响更新 @ 12 Mar 2020

    WHO has regarded COVID-19 as a 'pandemic' since the number of cases outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled in the past two weeks. This is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus. We have called every day for countries to take urgent and aggressive action. We have rung the alarm bell loud and clear.


    # Update of the conference 会议更新 @ 27 Feb 2020

    Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in other international cities in the past few days, now the epidemic is considered to be a global one and people are concerned on its uncertainty of the following months. Therefore, for everyone's safety and convenience, we have decided to postpone the conference to October 2020. We will update once we have the new date with the organisers and keynote speakers. The submission remains open till the new deadline.


    # Update of the coronavirus crisis 疫情影响更新 @ 21 Feb 2020

    Although the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China brings us some troubles, we expect the epidemic will be controlled shortly and fully recover in April. So we're organising our conference as planned. We will closely follow up the update of the situation, and carefully review the process from time to time. We put everyone's health and safety as the first priority.


  • Important Dates




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    Acceptance Notice




    Registration Deadline




    Two-day Conference




    Paper Submission