The B.E.S.T. Conference 2024

Welcome to the BEST Conference!

July 24-27, 2024

Dubrovnik, Croatia



International Conference on Big data in Economics, Science and Technology (BEST), an international interdisciplinary conference combining aspects of economics, science, and technology to address complex societal issues that we face today on a global scale.

This is the latest conference in the series of past and successful conferences.

  • 1st BEST Conference, July 5-7, 2013, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2nd BEST Conference, August 22-24, 2014, Wailea, Hawaii, USA
  • 3rd BEST Conference, July 20-22, 2015, Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
  • 4th BEST Conference, July 20-22, 2016, Bali, Indonesia
  • 5th BEST Conference, July 19-21, 2017, Phuket, Thailand
  • 6th BEST Conference, July 12-14, 2018, Khalkidhiki, Greece
  • 7th BEST Conference, July 5-7, 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentine (a StatPhys27 Satellite)
  • 8th BEST Conference, July 12-14, 2021, Belgrade, Serbia (Hybrid Conference)
  • 9th BEST Conference, August 18-20, 2022, Maui, Hawaii
  • 10th BEST Conference, August 09-12, 2023, Jeju, South Korea


The stability and sustainability of economic and legal systems are important for long-term global prosperity. In addition to stable financial systems, economic sustainability also depends on reliable healthcare systems, secure computer networks, dependable transportation, and solid infrastructure, to name a few. In this environment of rapid technological development, science and technology play an essential role in modeling and forecasting future economic and societal outcomes.

Statistical physics and network theory offer new analytical approaches to studying economic development and the interconnectivity of the global economy’s underlying systems.

Interdisciplinary research’s importance is growing. Multidisciplinary studies have been conducted in many aspects of global financial systems, cybersecurity, healthcare, transportation, and infrastructure. Studies show that societies function as interconnected, interdependent networks. There are significant relationships between traditional and innovative economic trends. Researchers have developed tools to measure risk propagation through financial networks. Yet, some concentrate on data mining, spreading the wing of researchers who explore, analyze, and investigate a wide range of global economic data available today, including traditional macroeconomic indicators and novel securities such as cryptocurrencies.

The BEST interdisciplinary conference intends to cover various research aspects affecting communities and global development, attracting researchers from multiple scientific fields. Some of the topics covered at the conference are:

・Network Analysis and Complexity Science
・Modeling and Simulations of Financial Networks
・Health Informatics and Health Economics
・Risk Evaluation and Mitigation
・Cybersecurity and Cryptocurrencies
・Business Cycles and Economic Trends
・Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing
・Climate Change and Sustainability
・Public Health Crises’ Effects on Societies
・Cybercrime Investigation

Date and Place

  • Date: July 24-27, 2024
  • Place: Dubrovnik, Croatia (see wikipedia)
  • Venue: Akademis Academia
    • Address: 2b Ulica Marka Marojice, Lapad, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    • URL:
    • Email:
    • Tel: +385-099-528-0647
  • Note: You are suggested to stay at this venue (see below for accommodation information) for convenience.

Accommodation Information

  • Accommodation: Akademis Academia (see above for address and homepage)
    • You are suggested to choose this accommodation to stay with a reasonable price in Dubrovnik and with convenience for social meetings and events.
  • Booking:
    • Follow *this link* for reservation. The link will allow the participants to make reservations for the period from “23 July 2024” to “28 July 2024” with “BEST24”.
    • N.B. Please confirm that the period is correctly shown as above before you finally click “SELECT” and proceed.
    • Tips: “Halfboard” includes lunch, “Fullboard” includes lunch and dinner, in addition to breakfast (default).
    • Deadline of reservation is April 30, so *book now*!


To be announced later

          Student rate 110 Euros

          Academic rate (non-presenter) 220 Euros

Academic rate 450 Euros

          Corporate rate (non-presenter) 650 Euros

Corporate rate 900 Euros


Payment for the conference registration fee will only be available in cash on-site.

Please note that a certificate receipt will be issued.


Registration and Abstract submission

Registration and Abstraction submission form

Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2024

Decisions by June 30, 2024



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Conference photos

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Organizing Committee


Irena Vodenska (Chair, Boston University, USA)

Duk Hee Lee (Co-chair, KAIST, Korea)

Hideaki Aoyama (Co-chair, RIKEN iTHEMS, Kyoto University, Japan)

Yoshi Fujiwara (Co-chair, University of Hyogo, Japan)

Program Committee


Lou Chitkushev (Boston University, USA)

SeungHun Han (KAIST, Korea)

Chulho Lee (KAIST, Korea)

Hyejin Kim (KAIST, Korea)

Guanglan Zhang (Boston University, USA)

Jae Woo Lee (Inha University, Korea)

Ilwon Seo (Chonnam National University, Korea)


Technical support


Inje Kang (Ph.D. Student, KAIST, Korea)

Blockchain in Kyoto 2020