International Journal of Forecasting: Special Section on Forecasting for Social Good

The 2nd international workshop on Forecasting for Social Good (FSG), co-sponsored by the IIF, took place on 24-25 June 2021, virtually. The aim of this workshop is aligned with the IIF objectives of international collaboration, bridging the gap between practitioners and academics, professional development of policy makers, and unifying the community of forecasters with a focus on issues of social good.

Evidence from the first IIF workshop on forecasting for social good (Cardiff, 2018) indicated that less attention has been given to research on forecasting for social good in comparison to other areas of forecasting. To address this issue, we have hosted the first workshop, organised three invited sessions at ISF 2019, and will be following up with a special issue of the IJF. The purpose of the special section is to attract high quality papers that are concerned with forecasting for social good.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Health and healthcare
  • Wellbeing
  • Humanitarian operations
  • Disaster relief
  • Education
  • Social services
  • Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Public welfare
  • Fraud, collusion, and corruption
  • Government
  • Public safety and security
  • Poverty
  • Inequality

Submission period
5 July –  – 28 April 2022


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Instructions for authors

All papers will follow IJF’s double-blind refereeing process. For further information about the Special Issue, please contact the guest editors:

Dr. Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Cardiff University, UK
Dr. Michael Porter, University of Virginia, USA
Prof. Zied Babai, Kedge Business School, France
Prof. Pierre Pinson, IJF Editor in Chief, Technical University of Denmark

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