International Journal of Forecasting: Special Section

The 2nd international workshop on forecasting for social good, co-sponsored by the IIF, will take place in Bordeaux, France on 11-12 June 2020. 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 ISF2019, 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
15 June – 18 December 2020

To submit a paper for consideration for this issue, upload your paper online and include a cover letter clearly indicating that the paper is for the issue “Forecasting for Social Good.” Instructions for authors can be found at All papers will follow IJF’s double-blind refereeing process.

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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