The Joint Conference of the 13th Biennial Virtual Conference of Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association (ACFEA) and the 2020 International Virtual Conference of Association for China Economic Studies (ACES)

2020 Joint International Virtual Conference of Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association (ACFEA) and Association for China Economic Studies (ACES)

September 12-13, 2020 (Taipei Time, GMT+8 Hours)

Call for Abstracts / Full Papers/ Panel Proposals

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020
Late Submission Deadline:September 10, 2020

The Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association (ACFEA) and the 2020 International Conference of Association for China Economic Studies (ACES) are going to be held jointly in the form of virtual conference.

Why Virtual Conference?

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, this joint conference will be held in the form of webinars in order to avoid the spread of coronavirus and to protect every conference participant from the risk of being infected potentially. All sessions will be accessible via Zoom. The Zoom links for each session will be provided only to registrants. All attendees are able to participant in any session that are interested in.

Benefits of Virtual Conference:

1. Participants can save money from travel and hotel.

2. Participants can save their time.

3. During Corona Virus outbreak, it is safe to stay not to travel.

4. Reduced registration fee and much more.

About This Joint Conference

The Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association (ACFEA) has met every other year since 1995. The past twelve biennial conferences have been held in Malaysia, China, Korea, China, Taiwan, United States, Malaysia, Japan, and Korea, Taiwan, China respectively. The overall objective of the biennial conference is to improve the well-being of consumers, families and businesses in an era where disruptions constantly occur in all aspects of our lives.

In addition, the Association for China Economic Studies (ACES) has established by a group of scholars concerning China’s economic issues and contributed to economic research related to China since 2012 and has held an annual conference for many years. The goal of ACES conference is to provide a platform for scholars to exchange their views in issues regarding China’s economy.

This joint conference is an excellent opportunity to present scholarly works and obtain critical feedbacks in a professional setting. At the Conference, active and lively discussions are expected among paper presenters and other participants. There will also be intriguing keynote speeches by renowned scholars. We encourage the participation of both faculties and graduate students. Submissions can range from work-in-progress to completed articles aiming for journal publication. We accept empirical, conceptual, and theoretical research in all related fields.

Conference Organizing Committee

Co-Chair of Conference:

Dr. Kaili YIEH, President of ACFEA, Dean of College of Management and Professor of Department of Business Administration at National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan


Co-Chair of Conference:

Dr. Ching-Tan HUANG, President of ACES,Adjunct Associate Professor of National Chengchi University. and Ming Chuan University, Taiwan.


Managing Chair of Conference

Dr. Jr-Tsung HUANG, Professor of Public Finance at National Chengchi University, Taiwan.


Conference Advisory Committee (alphabet order):

Dr. Mohamed ABDEL-GHANY, Professor Emeritus  of Consumer Sciences at University of Alabama, USA.
Dr. Gong-Soog HONG, Professor and Head of Human Development and Family Studies Department, Iowa State University, USA.
Dr. Jr-Tsung HUANG, Distinguished Professor of Public Finance at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. Guest Editor of Singapore Economics Review, Economic Modelling, North American Journal of Economics and Finance. Deputy Chair of Advisory Board of ACFEA.
Dr. An-Pang KAO, President of Kainan University and Professor of Economics at National Chengchi University, Taiwan.
Dr. Haifeng LI, Professor of East Asian Economic Studies at Yamaguchi University, Japan.
Dr. Lakshmi MALROUTU, Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences and  the Interim Assistant Vice President, Academic Enrollment and Resource Planning at California State University at Sacramento, USA.
Dr. Laily PAIM, Dean of Faculty of Human Ecology at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
Dr. Che-Cheong POON, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Hong Kong Shue Yan University, China.
Dr. Richard WIDDOWS, Professor Emeritus and Former Head of Consumer Sciences and Retailing at Purdue University, USA.
Dr. Jing Jian XIAO, Professor of Consumer Economics at University of Rhode Island, USA, Editor of Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, and Former Editor of Journal of Family and Economic Issues. Chair of Advisory Board of ACFEA.
Dr. Jung Sung YEO, Dean of College of Human Ecology, Seoul National University, South Korea.

Program Chair of Conference:

Dr. Vance Kuang-Ta LO, Professor of Public Finance, National Chengchi University, Taiwan.


Proceedings Editor:

Dr. Christine W. LAI, Distinguished Professor of Graduate Institute of Management, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.


Special Issue Guest Editors:



Conference Communication:

Ms. Patty MIAO, ACFEA Secretary (
Ms. Mina Hu, ACES Secretary (
Tentative Schedule: 
October 15, 2019 Starting Call-for-Paper Submission could be full paper, extended abstract (at least 500 words), poster, or panel proposal.

●  For ACFEA Conference: Please send to or on-line submit to (  ●  For ACES Conference:

Please send to or on-line submit to

July 1, 2020 Review and selection process. Sending out letter of acceptance and registration form.
July 31, 2020 Submission deadline.
June 15~July 31, 2020 Early registration
August 1, 2020 Starting late submission
Aug. 1~Aug. 31, 2020 Regular registration.
Sep. 1~Sep. 11, 2020 Late registration
Sep. 10, 2020 Final version deadline (send full papers, PPTs, or extended abstracts to be included in the electronic conference proceedings).
Sep. 11, 2020 End of late submission and late registration.
Sep. 12-13, 2020 Conference
Submission Guidelines

There are two ways for you to submit your contribution. Please use one of the followings:

   1. Online Submission (need to register a google account first):

    ● Submissions for the 13th Biennial Conference of the ACFEA:

   ● Submissions for the 2020 ACES Conference:

2. Email Submission:

   ● Submissions for The 13th Biennial Conference of the ACFEA: Please

   send your submissions to the ACFEA secretary, Ms. Patty Miao at

   ● Submissions for the 2020 ACES Conference: Please send your

   submissions to the ACES secretary, Ms. Mina Hu at


All papers are supposed to be written and presented in the English language. However, written and presented in Chinese is also acceptable. Completed papers, extended abstracts (at least 500 words), or PPT file are acceptable for review.

Authors of accepted abstracts or papers will be provided with detailed guidelines to prepare papers for publication in the conference proceedings, which will be available on-line at the conference ( or Authors can provide a PPT file instead of a full paper. If an abstract, a paper, or a PPT submission is accepted, at least one author must pay conference registration fees no later than August 31, 2020, and promise to attend the meeting and present paper included in the electronic proceedings.

1. Format for Abstract and Full Paper (or Extended Abstract):

● In your email indicate article title, author(s) affiliation(s), mailing

   address(es), phone number(s), and email address(es). Please make

   sure to provide the above information for each of the authors.

● Submissions should follow APA Guidelines, 5th edition format with

   special attention to headings and references. DO NOT include author

   names in the file submitted. The maximum length is 20 double-spaced

   pages, including tables, charts, and references integrated into the

   paper. Running headers should not be used.

●  Maintain 1-inch (=2.54cm) top, bottom, and side margins.

● Manuscripts should begin with an abstract of no more than 100 words,

   and should NOT include the author(s) name.

● Create a file readable in the U.S. version of Microsoft Word. All

   graphics and tables should be included in the file. Before you save the

   file, click on File, Properties, and names or other information that might

   identify the authors.

2. Criteria for Evaluation:

Submissions will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of importance/relevance of the subject matter and the contribution to the knowledge base, appropriateness of the method, timeliness and usefulness of the (expected) findings, (expected) conclusions, and/or position, and adequacy of interpretation and implications. The Program Chairs shall determine the suitable session for each submitted paper according to the topic and the time zone presenter’s residence. If accepted, the author(s) is (are) responsible for presenting the paper at the conference and/or finding an alternate presenter.


Keynote Speakers

1. Dr. Leong LIEW


Former Head of Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Australia.

Managing Editor of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (indexed in SSCI, IF: 0.667)


Speech Time: 9:00 am (Taipei time, GMT+8 hours) on September 12, 2020.


Topic: Three Faces of Globalization: Obama, Trump and Xi.



2. Dr. Joyce SERIDO


Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Family Social Science at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA.

Editor of Journal of Family and Economic Issues (indexed in SSCI, IF: 0.921)


Speech Time: 10:00 am (Taipei time, GMT+8 hours) on September 12, 2020


Topic: Household and Family Economics Scholarship: What We Know and Where We Need to Go.


Publication Opportunities

All papers presented in the conference will be published in the electronic proceedings. In addition, articles presented in this conference, written in English and outstanding in quality and content will be very welcome to submit their works to special issues of the following four journals.


Papers would like to be published in these special issues must be related to the main theme of respect special issue and will be selected on the basis of a blind peer review that is separate and apart from the review process for the conference.


Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (JAPE, Indexed in SSCI)

Special Issue: Challenges and their Appropriate Policy Responses of the Asia-Pacific Economies in the Next Decade

Guest Editor: Dr. Jr-Tsung HUANG (National Chengchi University)

ISI Impact Factor: 0.667

ISSN: 1354-7860





Journal of Family and Economic Issues (Indexed in SSCI)

Special Issue: Consumer and Family Economic and Financial Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

Guest Editor: Dr. Jr-Tsung HUANG (National Chengchi University)

ISI Impact Factor: 0.921

ISSN: 1058-0476

Call for Papers






Singapore Economic Review (Indexed in SSCI)

Special Issue: China’s Future Economy: Challenges and Development

Guest Editor: Dr. Jr-Tsung HUANG (National Chengchi University)

ISI Impact Factor: 0.533

ISSN: 0217-5908

Call for Papers





Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (Indexed in Scopus, Econlit)

Special Issue: Consumer Financial Capability and Wellbeing

Guest Editor: Dr. Xiangyi MENG (Central University of Finance and Economics)

2018 CiteScore: 1.65

ISSN: 1052-3073

Registration and Fees for this Joint Conference

● Early Rate (June15~July31, 2020): US$ 120 For participants with more

   than one presentation, the fee will be US$ 60 for each additional

   presentation (e.g., $180 for two presentations, $240 for three


● Regular Rate (August1~August 31, 2020): US$ 150 For participants

   with more than one presentation, the fee will be US$ 60 for each

   additional presentation.

● Late Registration Fee (since September 1, 2020): US$ 180 For

   participants with more than one presentation, the fee will be US$ 60 for

   each additional presentation.

Each presenter can have at most 3 presentations in this joint virtual conference.

Registration form is available NOW. Please download the form:ACES-2020-registrationform20200729


Contact Information 

For more detail information regarding call for papers, posters, panels, submission, registration, accommodation, invoice of payment, members of organizing committee, etc., please visit the official website of ACES: and of ACFEA:, or email to the ACFEA and ACES secretary, Ms. Patty Miao and Ms. Mina Hu at and, respectively.

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