SYMFIN-2023, An annual research conference to be held on 22nd September 2023


Conference Theme: Fintech and Artificial Intelligence : Growth Drivers in BFSI sector

Artificial Intelligence has been at the center of the technological revolution in the majority of industries. It has helped in enhancing business processes and improving work efficiency across all sectors. While not an exception, the BFSI sector has been comparatively “change-resistant” which has seen some rate of tech adoption in the past two decades. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a huge changemaker in the sector. The global market for AI in the BFSI sector was valued at USD$17.8 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD$247 Billion by 2026 (Allied Market Research). Moreover, with the Government mobilizing the adoption of FinTech with initiatives like Jan Dhan Yojana, UPI, BharatNet mission which is driving internet adoption across India, the BFSI sector is gradually opening up to innovative solutions to modernize the banking system. However, the major challenge faced by the sector in faster adoption of AI has been a lack of understanding of the application, sustainability and feasibility of the technology. So, today, we want to deep-dive into the benefits that early adopters are experiencing and the opportunities that are still left unexplored. empirical in nature, using quantitative or qualitative methods, based on primary or secondary data. The SymFin 2023 aims at understanding the growing complexities of various aspects of functions of finance mentioned. Through this conference, would like to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the BFSI sector of our country by focusing on various organizational dimensions. The focus would be on investigating the new trends and recent developments in the in Fintech in specific too the banking Industry.

About Us

Symbiosis School of Banking & Finance (SSBF) was established to address the growing demand for trained workforce in the Banking and Financial Services Sector. Given that a strong and resilient banking system is critical for fueling and sustaining growth, the importance of having industry-ready manpower cannot be over-emphasized.

The MBA (Banking and Finance) being offered by SSBF has been designed to provide the necessary education and skill-set to equip students to innovate, manage, lead and take on the challenges of this increasingly complex and dynamic BFSI sector in the wake of constant functional and technological changes. SSBF enhances the awareness and widens the perspectives of its students placing before them the challenges facing the BFSI sector that need constant attention, study and scrutiny. SSBF is thus committed to provide an environment that facilitates learning and development of well-rounded personalities such that they leave the portals of the institute as industry-ready professionals.


Track / themes (track chair/chairs)

  • Neo Banking
  • Redefining customer service in banking sector
  • Fintech driving new banking regulations
  • Fintech the solution provider for banks
  • Digital frauds – An unnoticed threat in bank
  • Are Chat Bots replacing the human interface in banking
  • Growth of BNPL market
  • Acceptance and adoption of decentralized finance
  • Account Aggregators

  • Digital payments/ Instant payments driving financial inclusion in India
  • Awareness in digital payments
  • Growth with digital payments / Digital payments – future
  • Application program Interfaces
  • Non-Fungible Tokens and investments

  • Awareness and acceptance of E-rupee
  • Crypto currencies
  • Are UPI Payments conquering the regular payments
  • Digital assets

  • Claim Settlement
  • Fraud Detection
  • Underwriting
  • InsureTech and its growth

  • Product innovation
  • Innovating customer service channel
  • Technology stream ling operations and logistics
  • Technology inclusion and exclusion for financial products
  • Product Development and customization using AI
  • Technology knowledge gaps between banks and end users
  • Robo Advisory Services and its surge in financial management
  • Transformational role of generative AI and its utility in financial markets
  • Future of KYC with Artificial Intelligence
  • Fintech Regulations and its uniformity
  • Cloud computing
  • Hyper automation
  • Cultural Revolution
  • Next Gen technologies

  • It can be an article, case study related to the conference theme

Brief Profile Of Pre-conference Speakers

Date of Pre-Conference – 21st September 2023
Mode: Online Mode
Dr. Asit Bandyopadhyayr

Topic: Session on "Art of writing a research paper
Timing: 9 am to 11 am

Dr. Ajay Kumar Chauhan

Topic: Session on "NVIVO"
Timing: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Dr. Atul Shiva

Topic: Session on "PLS-SEM"
Timing: 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Important Dates

Details Date
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline 31st July 2023
Acceptance or Rejection of Abstract 10th August 2023
Full Paper submission 22nd August 2023
Reviewer’s comment 31st August 2023
Final Paper submission (After Revision) 10th September 2023
Registration opens 1st September 2023
Early bird Registration ends 5th September 2023
Registration closes 17th September 2023
Pre-Conference Date 21st September 2023
Conference Date 22nd September 2023

Publication Opportunity

Selected papers presented in the conference will be recommended / considered forpublication in Scopus / Wos / ABDC category journal/s.


Important Points For Conference:

  • The author should submit a separate title page with author details along with full paper without author details to
  • The paper should be submitted in word doc only (no Pdf will be accepted)
  • The allowed word limit for the paper is between 4000 to 6000 words (including abstract, keywords, and references)
  • Papers should be in double space format using Time New Roman and 12-point font size. It should follow the APA style of referencing and should be submitted along with a Plagiarism Report
  • Similarity Index of the same should be less than 10% only (using an authenticated source Turnitin)
  • "Student paper" means all the first author should be students of PG level or Phd scholar and to be presented by student /scholar only
  • "Please note while submitting the abstract / full-paper it is mandatory to mention the Subtheme (number and name) in the subject line"
  • All registered presenters and participants will get certificate


Link for Registration: Click Here

Early Bird offer- 10% discount on registration fee excluding GST (available from 1st Sept 2023 to 05th Sept 2023)

Category Registration fees (in Rs.) per participant
Students/Ph.D. Scholars (GST excluded for SIU students and Scholars) 1,500 + GST
Academicians (GST excluded for SIU Faculty) 2,500+ GST
Corporate participants 3,500+ GST
International Participants $ 100 + GST
For all the categories for only participation without paper presentation 1000 + GST


  • GST applicable as per Govt. norms (18%)
  • Registration fee includes admission to all the plenary sessions, pre-conference event and paper presentation tracks
  • Registration fee does NOT include publication charges
Best Paper Award

Best paper Certificates and Cash Prizes will be awarded to the best research paper in each category: (Subject to at least 5 papers in each category):

  • Faculty
  • Industry/International
  • Student/Ph.D. scholar

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