OptionMetrics: Call for Papers for the 2012 OptionMetrics Users Conference

The 2012 OptionMetrics Users Conference (OUC2012) will bring together OptionMetrics users and researchers from both academia and industry.  The goal of the conference is to share ideas and increase overall understanding of the options markets.  Anyone who currently uses, or has an interest in using, the OptionMetrics IvyDB data is invited to attend.

  • Date: October 15, 2012
  • Location: New York, NY


OptionMetrics welcome original research papers and case studies that incorporate the IvyDB US, IvyDB Europe, or IvyDB Global Indices products.  The major areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Empirical option pricing
  • Relationship of option prices to equity prices
  • Option investment strategy
  • Characteristics and dynamics of volatility
  • Econometric methods specific to option markets
  • Option market microstructure

Accepted papers will be presented by their authors at sessions during the conference.


Interested participants may submit an abstract of approximately 100-300 words via email to [email protected].  The deadline for submitting abstracts is July 16, 2012.  Please include your name and affiliation, email address, and the working title of your paper.  Authors of selected papers will be asked to submit a full version of their paper by September 17, 2012.   All accepted papers will be included in a conference proceedings book which will be provided to each conference participant and will be published online.

Important Dates

  • July 16, 2012: Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • August 15, 2012: Notification of acceptances
  • September 17, 2012: Deadline for submission of all final papers

All comments and suggestions are welcome.  Please send your ideas to OptionMetrics at [email protected].