Congress topics

As the basis for ICA 2018 call-for-papers, the Scientific Committee has identified a wide range of main topics and subtopics.

The main topics for the ICA 2018 include theoretical and practical issues, innovative approaches and day-to-day problems. Apart from section-specific topics, the scientific program includes also joint sessions covering cross-section topics. You can find the detailed list of topics by clicking on each section:

Please note that the list of main topics and sub-topics for the ICA 2018 is not exclusive. Candidates may also submit their own proposals for appropriate topics and sub-topics that are not contained in the list.

AFIR/ERM

The topics of the section AFIR/ERM are:

  • Risk Management
  •  Risk Modelling and Valuation
  • Investment Management and Asset-Liability Management
  • Solutions to Biometric, Mortality and Longevity Risks
  • Solvency and Regulatory Environment
  • Capital Management
  • Customer Behavior
  • Emerging Risks

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the AFIR/ERM section.

 ASTIN

The topics of the section ASTIN are:

  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics
  • Discount Rate
  • Experience with Solvency II
  • Product Innovation
  • Aspects of Insurance Supervision
  • Reinsurance
  • Methods
  • Statistical Learning
  • Emerging Risks
  • Emerging RisksClaims Reserving
  • Progress in Simulation
  • New Insights from old Methods

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the ASTIN section.

 HEALTH

The topics of the section HEALTH:

  • Actuarial Pricing and Reserving for Health Insurance
  • Health Insurance Product Design
  • Demographic Transition and Health Insurance
  • Impact of Data Availability, Digitalization and Medical Developments on Health
  • Regulatory and Social Aspects for Health

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the HEALTH section.

 LIFE

The topics of the section LIFE:

  • Actuarial Pricing and Reserving for Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance Product Design
  • Demographic Transition, Emerging Risks and Life Insurance
  • Regulatory and Social Aspects of Life Insurance

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the LIFE section.

 PENSIONS

The topics of the section PENSIONS:

  • Old-Age Provision in a Low Interest Environment
  • Intergenerational Fairness in Occupational Pension Schemes
  • New Approaches for Occupational Pension Schemes
  • Aspects of Occupational Pension Schemes with regard to Staffi ng Policy and Social Policy
  • The Solvency Question for IORPs
  • Pension Systems for International Organizations
  • Management Control
  • Life Model
  • Retirement Choices
  • Employer Accounting for Pensions
  • Pension Benefi t Statements and Pension Tracking Services

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the PENSIONS section.

JOINT SESSIONS LIFE & PENSIONS

The topics of the joint sessions of the sections LIFE & PENSIONS:

  • Design of Life Insurance and Pension Products
  •  Demographic Change and Development of Life Risks

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the joint sessions of the sections LIFE & PENSIONS.

JOINT SESSIONS HEALTH & LIFE

The topics of the joint sessions of the sections HEALTH & LIFE:

  • Product Design in Life Insurance and Health Insurances
  • Impact of Data Availability and Digitalization on Life Insurance and Health Insurance
  • Demographic Change and Development of Life Risks and Health Risks
  • Regulatory Aspects of Life Insurance and Health Insurance

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the joint sessions of the sections HEALTH & LIFE.

IACA (CONSULTING)

The topics of the joint sessions of the sections IACA:

  • External Drivers
  • Current Issues
  • Emerging Opportunities
  • Data Analytics: The New Consulting Frontier
  • The Role of the Consulting Actuary

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the section IACA.

PROFESSIONALISM

The topics of the section Professionalism:

  • Actuaries in “Non-standard” Working Environments
  • Managing Confl icts of Interest
  • Serving the Public Interest – what does it mean for the individual actuary, what does it mean for the professional association?
  • The Role of the Actuary – in particular, statutory roles and regulatory key functions (joint sessions with other special-interest sections)

Please find the detailed list in the full list of congress topics for Professionalism.

JOINT SESSIONS IACA AND PROFESSIONALISM

The topics of the joint sessions of the sections IACA and Professionalism:

  • Presentation Skills and Visual Communication
  • Data Security and Cyber Risks
  • Project Management
  • Actuarial Audits
  • Document Retention Policies
  • Expert Witness Work

Please find the detailed list in the full list of congress topics for the joint sessions of IACA and Professionalism.

EDUCATION

Education deals with different current and future topics on (continuing) qualifi cation of actuaries. There will be a broad and interesting program, even though Education is not part of the Call for Papers.