IIF Sponsored Workshops

2015 IIF Sponsored Workshop Announcements


14th IIF Workshop | ICT and Innovation Forecasting | Paris, France, May 27-28
The dynamic, ever changing nature of the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Industry is a challenge for business planners and forecasters. This Workshop will focus on forecasting new services and innovation in this sector as well as the theory and practice of forecasting in the sector (Telcos, IT providers, OTTs, manufacturers). For more information, visit http://forecasters.org/14th-iif-workshop/.

15th IIF Workshop | Tourism Forecasting | Hong Kong, June 29
The Tourism Forecasting Workshop will take place prior to the International Association of Tourism Economics (IATE) conference. The workshop will focus on the advanced methods and their applications in tourism forecasting. The intended speakers include: Prof. Egon Smeral, Austrian Institute of Economics; Prof. Stephen Witt, University of Surrey; Prof. Andrea Saayman, North-West University; Dr. George Athanasopoulos, Monash University; and Dr. Gang Li, University of Surrey. All of the speakers are renowned academics in the field of tourism forecasting. A detailed program will be available in January 2015. The workshop is being organized by Prof. Haiyan Song, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

About the Workshops

The International Institute of Forecasters sponsors annual workshops, each of which focuses on a specific theme (e.g., stochastic demographic forecasting). The purpose of these workshops is to hold smaller, informal meetings where experts in a particular field of forecasting can discuss forecasting problems, research, and solutions. There is generally a nominal registration fee associated with attendance. Later, and following the usual refereeing process, papers from the workshops can be included in a special issue of the International Journal of Forecasting.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, read our Workshop Guidelines.  For more information or to propose a future workshop, contact:

All past Workshops are listed below – click on any link to read the full workshop report:

2014 Bournemouth University, United Kingdom Singular Spectrum Analysis
2014 London, United Kingdom Theory and Practice in ICT Forecasting
2014 Frankfurt, Germany Using big data for forecasting and statistics
2013 Melbourne, Australia Multivariate Time Series Modelling and Forecasting
2012 San Francisco, USA Predicting Rare Events: Evaluating Systemic and Idiosyncratic Risk
2011 Paris, France Forecasting the Business Cycle (PDF)
2011 Verbier, Switzerland Flash Indicators (PDF)
2009 Washington, DC Transportation Forecasters: Tools, Techniques and Information to Improve your Forecasts (PDF)
2009 Lisbon, Portugal Predictability of Financial Markets (PDF)
2007 Rio de Janiero, Brazil Risk, Volatility, and Forecasting in Energy and Financial Markets (PDF)
2006 Leipzig, Germany Future of Forecasting (PDF)
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2005 Salamanca, Spain Stochastic Demographic Forecasting (PDF)
2003 Madrid, Spain Nonlinearities, Business Cycles and Forecasting (PDF)