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Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy Forum (CADE 2020)

Venice, italy

June 08-10, 2020: Venice, Italy

The 7th Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy (CADE) Forum is an exclusive three-day event, bringing together academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges of the digital economy and present the latest cutting edge research.

This year will see the CADE Forum enter its seventh year, and it will be held at Don Orione Artigianelli, Venice, Italy ( Specifically, this year's Forum focuses on Smart Service Systems, Personal Data and Cyber Security.

CADE's core objective is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations and to continue building a platform for the development of a common language for digital economy research. The Forum has already built a reputation for creating new synergies between research groups both at Warwick and other institutions, and emphasis will continue to be placed on this as well as developing collaborative opportunities between participants at CADE.

At CADE, emphasis is placed on discussion and collaboration, with plenty of time allocated to both your presentation, the subsequent discussion and additional time between parallel sessions for further in depth discussions with other participants.

This year's key note speakers are:

  • Professor Ulrike Lechner (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
  • Professor Ganna Pogrebna (University of Birmingham)
  • Professor Simeon Yates (University of Liverpool)

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens: December 12, 2019
Submission Deadline: March 10, 2020 at 11:59PM AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
Participants Notified: March 17, 2020
Registration Opens: March 17, 2020
Early Bird Registration Closes: April 20, 2020
Registration Closes: May 8, 2020
CADE 2020: June 8-10, 2020

Registration Rates

Early bird registration: £300
Standard registration: £350

PhD registration early bird: £250
PhD registration: £300
Partner lunch and dinner ticket: £150


Registration will open on March 17, 2020.


The programme will be available here closer to the event.


CADE is pleased to announce the following awards will be presented at this years forum:

  • Best paper award: This award will be presented to the best paper presentation.
  • Developmental paper: This award will be presented to PhD and early career researchers only. This award will be provided to the research at its early stages of development which is perceived to have excellent potential as a full research paper.

Prizes for the awards will be provided.

Hotel and Visas

Accommodation is available at the venue (, or there are a wide range of options in Venice. It is the responsibility of the participant to organise and pay for the accommodation once they have received confirmation of acceptance to the forum.

Visa letters can be obtained after successful notification of the abstract acceptance and registration by emailing ugur-ilker dot atmaca at warwick dot ac dot uk or hamad dot alamri at warwick dot ac dot uk with the subject "[CADE20] Visa Letter".
Venice photo by Dorian Mongel on Unsplash
 Social Media

Twitter hashtag: #CADE2020

Scientific Committee

General Chair:
Professor Carsten Maple (WMG, University of Warwick)


Dr Albrecht Fritzsche (Ulm University)

Professor Roger Maull (INDEX, University of Exeter)

Professor Irene Ng (WMG, University of Warwick)

Professor Glenn Parry (CODE, University of Surrey)

Dr Jat Singh (University of Cambridge)

Program Chairs:
Ugur Ilker Atmaca (WMG, University of Warwick)

Hamad Alamri (WMG, University of

Dr Phil Davies (University of Reading)


For any enquiries, please contact the team at

cade at warwick dot ac dot uk

OR the Program Chairs at

ugur-ilker dot atmaca at warwick dot ac dot uk

hamad dot alamri at warwick dot ac dot uk

philip dot davies at henley dot ac dot uk

Previous Events
CADE 2019
CADE 2018
CADE 2017