IIF Sponsored Workshops

2015 Workshops:

2nd Workshop on ICT and Innovation Forecasting [14th IIF Workshop] | 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 IIF Workshop – Paris.

15th IIF Workshop | Tourism Forecasting | Hong Kong, June 29
School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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. 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. The workshop is being organized by , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

16th IIF Workshop | Summer Forecasting Course | Santander, Spain, July 13-15
The International University Menendez y Pelayo (UIMP) jointly with International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) is organizing a course on Forecasting for the UIMP summer program. The course will take place in Santander (Spain), July 13-15th, at the Palacio de la Magdalena site. The course will include a general introduction to the topic plus several specific forecasting modules trying to cover a large range of topics to attract a potential large audience from several areas of applications. In particular, the following modules will be addressed:

  • Forecasting with economic leading indicators, Antonio García-Ferrer, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • ICT and Telecommunications Forecasting, Moshen Hamoudia, Orange France, President of the IIF
  • Macroeconomic Forecasting, Pilar Poncela, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Continuous-time models and hybrid (continuous-discrete) forecasting, Peter C. Young, Lancaster University, U.K.
  • Financial Forecasting, Esther Ruiz, Universidad Carlos III, Spain
  • Forecasting Volatility in Financial Markets, Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera, University of California (Riverside), USA.

The course is directed to students and researchers in the area, and it will be taught in English. Further information can be obtained by writing directly to the course director,.


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)