The area of forecasting and its link to decision making has been under research for decades. Whilst there have been many influential contributions seeking to examine the effects of forecasting under financial and economic motives, very little has been contributed (both in regular conferences and journal publications) on forecasting with social impact – that is forecasting for the social good, regardless of the financial implications, or optimisations attempted based on economic terms.

The International Journal of Forecasting (IJF) is excited to announce this Call For Papers for the special issue on “Forecasting for Social Good”. The purpose of the special issue is to attract high quality papers that are concerned with the social impact of forecasting.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Health and healthcare
  • Humanitarian operations
  • Disaster relief
  • Education
  • Social services
  • Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Sharing economy
  • Transportation
  • Urban planning
  • Fraud, collusion, and corruption
  • Government policy
  • Poverty
  • Privacy
  • Cyber security
  • Crime and terrorism

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2018.

Submission Guidelines:

To submit a paper for consideration for the Special Issue, please upload your paper online and include a cover letter clearly indicating that the paper is for the special issue “Forecasting for Social Good”. The webpage for online submission is Instructions for authors are provided at . All papers will follow IJF’s double-blind refereeing process. For further information about the Special Issue, please contact the guest editors.

Guest Editors

Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Cardiff University, UK
Email: [email protected]

Michael Porter, University of Alabama, USA
Email: [email protected]

Tao Hong, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Email: [email protected]

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