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This Summer's Forecasting Conferences in Seoul, Rome, and Paris

02.19.2013
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This year there are no less than three fore­cast­ing con­fer­ences planned for June and July 2013. As well as the annual Inter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Fore­cast­ing, there is WIPFOR (Work­shop on Indus­try & Prac­tices for FORe­cast­ing) to be held in Cla­mart (near Paris) in June, and a fore­cast­ing stream at the EURO2013 con­fer­ence in Rome in early July. Some details fol­low, taken from emails sent to me recently.

WIPFOR (Cla­mart, France, 5–7 June 2013)

We would like to bring to your atten­tion the Sec­ond Work­shop on Indus­try & Prac­tices for FORe­cast­ing (WIPFOR) with an empha­sis on Mod­el­ing and Sto­chas­tic Learn­ing for Fore­cast­ing in High Dimen­sion. WIPFOR13, orga­nized by EDF Research and Devel­op­ment OSIRIS Depart­ment, will take place at EDF’s R&D site in Cla­mart (about 30 min­utes from the cen­ter of Paris).

The aim of the con­fer­ence is to bring together aca­d­e­mics and indus­try pro­fes­sion­als and fos­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion among sci­en­tists engaged in research in time series and func­tional pre­dic­tion tech­niques using sto­chas­tic mod­el­ing and sto­chas­tic learn­ing meth­ods in a high dimen­sional con­text. The top­ics addressed should be inter­preted very broadly. This con­fer­ence is a sequel of a pre­vi­ous work­shop held in Paris in 2010.

The pro­gram com­mit­tee is solic­it­ing talks (in Eng­lish only) from all related top­ics. If you think that you can con­tribute, please sub­mit your abstract at con​fer​ences​-osiris​.org/​w​ipfor before the 28th of Feb­ru­ary 2013.

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ISF (Seoul, South Korea, 23–26 June 2013)

The IIF’s Inter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Fore­cast­ing (ISF) is the pre­mier inter­na­tional event for pro­fes­sional fore­cast­ers. Over the past 32 years, the ISF has been rec­og­nized for the impor­tant fore­cast­ing research pre­sented there, and for hav­ing hosted highly respected experts in the field of forecasting.

The ISF Pro­gram Com­mit­tee invites the sub­mis­sion of abstracts related to the the­ory and prac­tice of fore­cast­ing. Sug­gested themes, top­ics and full sub­mis­sion rules are avail­able here.

The dead­line date for abstracts is March 16, 2013 and may be sub­mit­ted online atfore​cast​ers​.org/​i​s​f​/​s​u​b​m​i​s​s​i​o​n​s​/​a​b​s​t​r​acts/.

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Euro2013 (Rome, Italy, 1–4 July 2013)

Fore­cast­ing is at the heart of deci­sion mak­ing in Oper­a­tional Research (OR). It is the basis for plan­ning and con­trol activ­i­ties, dri­ves deci­sion mak­ing of prod­ucts and ser­vices, from the strate­gic to the oper­a­tional level, and is a crit­i­cal input to finance, mar­ket­ing, logis­tics and pro­duc­tion, across sec­tors from busi­ness to gov­ern­ment. Tra­di­tion­ally, OR improve­ments to Fore­cast­ing have been algo­rith­mic, and work in this area con­tin­ues to flour­ish. How­ever, more recently, OR work has broad­ened to include whole sys­tem plan­ning and a re-​​discovery of the role of Sys­tem Thinking/​Dynamics, the role of human judge­ment in fore­cast­ing and the scope for organ­i­sa­tional learn­ing, and research into infor­ma­tion sys­tems to sup­port fore­cast­ing and plan­ning. It is this plethora of method­olog­i­cal approaches and appli­ca­tion areas that this EURO 2013 stream on Fore­cast­ing attempts to cap­ture in a series of coher­ent spe­cial ses­sions, both from an aca­d­e­mic and a prac­ti­tioner perspective.

We invite you to sub­mit an abstract and present you research at the stream on Fore­cast­ing at the forth­com­ing EURO INFORMS MMXIII, the 26th Euro­pean Con­fer­ence on Oper­a­tional Research, held 1st-​​4th July 2013 in Rome, Italy!
Top­ics for accepted spe­cial ses­sions at the EURO 2013 fore­cast­ing stream include:

  • Health Fore­cast­ing (Spy­ros Makridakis)
  • Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion fore­cast­ing (Mohsen Hamoudia)
  • Sup­ply Chain Fore­cast­ing (John Boy­lan & Zied Babai)
  • Mod­el­ling and Fore­cast­ing in Power Mar­kets (Car­olina Gar­cía Martos)
  • Prob­a­bilis­tic Approach to Mod­el­ing Macro­eco­nomic Uncer­tain­ties (Car­los Diaz Vela)
  • Dat­ing and Fore­cast­ing Turn­ing Points (Gian Luigi Mazzi)
  • Fore­cast­ing Big Data (Niko­laos Kourentzes)
  • Fore­cast­ing with Neural Net­works & Com­pu­ta­tional Intel­li­gence (Sven Crone)
  • Energy fore­cast­ing Juan (Trap­ero Arenas)

In addi­tion, EURO invites papers related to all aspects of fore­cast­ing. Top­ics include, but are not lim­ited to the fol­low­ing appli­ca­tion areas and method­olog­i­cal approaches:

  • Econo­met­ric Forecasting
  • Finan­cial Fore­cast­ing and Risk Analysis
  • Fore­cast­ing and Plan­ning Systems
  • Fore­cast­ing Elec­tric­ity Load and Prices
  • Fore­cast­ing for Work­force Management
  • Fore­cast­ing Sup­port Sys­tems (FSS)
  • Hier­ar­chi­cal Forecasting
  • Inte­gra­tion of Sys­tem Dynam­ics and Fore­cast­ing Models
  • Inter­mit­tent Demand Fore­cast­ing (Fore­cast­ing of Count Series)
  • Judge­men­tal Forecasting
  • Knowl­edge Shar­ing and Organ­i­sa­tional Learning
  • Per­for­mance Measurement

For a list of accepted ses­sions (with sub­mis­sions codes) please visit: www​.EURO​-2013​-Fore​cast​ing​-Stream​.com.

Instruc­tions for abstracts are at the same site. The dead­line for abstract sub­mis­sion is March 1, 2013.

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