Conferences & Happenings

FORMAT: Forecast and Roadmapping for Manufacturing Technologies
Date: 14-15 May 2015
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica | Milan, Italy

FORMAT is a project coordinated by Politecnico di Milano in a consortium including Whirlpool Europe S.r.l. as the main industrial partner. Among the other partners are Wroclaw University of Technology, Innovation Engineering S.r.l. and a European network of consulting companies represented by PNO Consultants N.V. within the Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) – Marie Curie Actions.

Politecnico di Milano will host a two-day conference in technology forecasting including talks by invited speakers and by FORMAT consortium researchers, engineers and consultants. In addition, FORMAT team members will disseminate the latest advancement in the project and practical case-studies for forecasting manufacturing processes.

For a preliminary agenda for the conference, click here.

22nd Forecasting Financial Markets
Date: 20-22 May 2015
Location: Rennes, France
For more information, contact Jason Laws,

Forecasting Financial Markets is an International Conference on Quantitative Finance which has been held in May/June every year since 1994. Since its inception, the Conference has grown in scope and stature to become a key international meeting point for those interested in Quantitative Finance, with the participation of quantitative market professionals and of prestigious academic and research institutions from all over the world including major central banks and quantitative fund managers.

26th European Regional ITS Conference
Date: 24-27 June 2015
Location: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

The abstract submission deadline for the 26th European Regional ITS Conference is February 10, 2015.

The theme of the Conference, which will be held at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain,  24-27 June 2015, is “What Next for European Telecommunications?”

A complete copy of the Call for Papers and instructions on how to submit your abstract can be found online at the ITS Europe web site at  Please direct all Conference-related inquiries to ITS Board member, Professor Jason Whalley, at

IASC Statistical Computing for Data Science
Date: 2-4 August 2015
Location: Búzios, RJ, Brazil

This conference aims to furnish a forum for the discussion and exchange of new ideas, concepts and recent methods regarding statistical computing for information society. Intellectual stimulation of research on statistical computing for Data Science is expected at this meeting.  For more information, visit the IASC website.