In February 2017, the ICA 2018 has published its Call for Papers for the congress program. The ICA 2018 will be held from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Berlin. With an expected 2,000 participating experts from all over the world, the ICA 2018 is considered to be one of the leading international conferences for actuarial science and mathematical finance.

The congress scientific program of the ICA 2018 will include up to 11 parallel sessions with about 100 slots for the presentation of submitted papers. Each parallel session will last 90 or 120 minutes and contain a number of 30- to 45-minute talks. Related topics will be grouped together in one parallel session.

Actuaries, scientists or practitioners interested to present their results in 2018 at the ICA 2018 can hand in their abstract until 31 July 2017.

Abstract Submission Procedure

The Scientific Committee welcomes

  • innovative research from academia (actuarial science, finance, insurance, risk management, etc.),
  • papers written by national or international task forces and working parties as well as
  • papers by practitioners describing results related to practice or open problems that might benefit from further scientific analysis.

Authors who are interested to give a presentation at the ICA 2018 are encouraged to submit an abstract using the ICA 2018 online submission tool from 1 February 2017 and no later than 31 July 2017.

Instructions on how to make a submission can be found in this document.

For submitting an abstract, please click here:

Abstract Submission Requirements

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Authors have to submit an abstract of 200-300 words
  • This has to be accompanied by
    • a description of the practical value of the submitted proposal
    • and an overview of related literature or other sources
  • The submission must be written in English


Authors of accepted abstracts have to provide a presentation, a brief bio and a portrait. Moreover, they have to agree to the distribution of the submitted material (abstract, presentation, etc.) within the scope of the ICA 2018.

Congress topics

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.


All details on the congress formats, the Call for Papers, the topics as well as the award sessions and other relevant information on the ICA 2018 can be also found in the full pdf version of the 1st Announcement.

Timeline Call for Papers

  • 31 July 2017: Submission deadline
  • November 2017: Notification of the authors about final decision
    • general scientific program onsite and online
    • ICA 2018 Best Paper Awards
    • IAA Sections Best Paper Awards
  • 19 November 2017: Publication provisional congress program