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23 04, 2019

Job Opportunity: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Predictive Analytics

By |April 23rd, 2019|Forecasting News, Job Opportunities|

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Predictive Analytics, Management Science Closing Date:   Friday 10 May 2019 Reference:  A2631 Lancaster University is seeking an appointment at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level (equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor) into the Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting, hosted by the Department of Management Science and part of the Management School of Lancaster University. You will have research interests in Predictive Analytics that complement or overlap with members of the Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting. We are interested in appointing candidates with expertise in predictive analytics, in such topics as machine learning, deep learning and Artificial Intelligence. [...]

19 04, 2019

Member Profile: Yves Sagaert

By |April 19th, 2019|Forecasting News, Member Profile|

Yves Sagaert University of Ghent How did you get started in forecasting? In 2012, I got in touch with the field of forecasting through my master thesis. This inspired me to start a PhD the very next year. I did my research in both Ghent University and Lancaster University Management School. I focused on enriching business forecasts with external data as the volatile global economy brought new opportunities in this field. In sales forecasting on medium-long term, I found macro-economic leading indicators especially interesting as these proved to enhance forecasting models. During my PhD, I started to work in a [...]

19 04, 2019

ISF 2019: Early Registration Deadline ~ Extended: 25 April 2019

By |April 19th, 2019|Forecasting News|

To assist everyone in their registration and travel planning, we have extended the International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) early registration deadline to 25th April. We encourage you to register soon to take advantage of the special rates. Do you have an accepted abstract for the program? As a reminder, you must register in order to be included in the ISF program. The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier international event for professional forecasters. Over these past four decades, the ISF has been recognized for the important forecasting research presented there, and for hosting the most highly distinguished experts in this [...]

27 03, 2019

Len Tashman previews Spring 2019 issue of Foresight

By |March 27th, 2019|Forecasting News|

SAVE THE DATE: The 2019 Foresight Practitioner Conference Topic:  Artificial Intelligence—The Hype and the Promise for Forecasting and Planning Dates: November 13-14, 2019 Venue: Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina SPECIAL FEATURE SECTION Our special feature section in this 53rd issue of Foresight poses the question, Are You a Victim of Your Models? Here Tom Willemain, a longtime contributor to the journal, ponders why modeling and optimization algorithms haven’t displaced “gut instinct” in supply-chain forecasting as much as one would expect, given their penetration in kindred fields such as finance. It’s not that we can always trust models —far from it—but, as Tom [...]

22 03, 2019

Job Opportunity: Editor in Chief, International Journal of Forecasting

By |March 22nd, 2019|Forecasting News, Job Opportunities|

The International Journal of Forecasting (IJF) is an official publication of the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF). Published quarterly by Elsevier, its objective, and that of the IIF, is to unify the field of forecasting and to bridge the gap between theory and practice, making forecasting useful and relevant for decision and policy makers. We are currently looking for an editor-in-chief (EiC) to provide the International Journal of Forecasting with outstanding leadership. The candidate will have an excellent understanding across the breadth of the forecasting field with an exceptional research-based track record in both theoretical and applied dimensions. The candidate will be committed to the [...]

8 03, 2019

ISF 2019 ~ Abstract submission deadline extended to March 15th

By |March 8th, 2019|Forecasting News|

The deadline date for abstracts has been extended to March 15 2019 Research abstracts on all aspects of forecasting are welcome and may be submitted online at  isf.forecasters.org/submissions/abstracts The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier international event for professional forecasters. Over these past four decades, the ISF has been recognized for the important forecasting research presented there, and for hosting the most highly distinguished experts in this field of forecasting. And, in addition to its superb academic and business presentations, the ISF provides many excellent opportunities for networking, learning, and fun. We invite you to submit your research and [...]

27 02, 2019

Press Release: 39th International Symposium on Forecasting

By |February 27th, 2019|Forecasting News|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Pam Stroud, Business Director International Institute of Forecasters +1.781.234.4077 [email protected] www.forecasters.org   39th International Symposium on Forecasting June 16-19, 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece Boston, MA, February 27, 2019 – Integrating academic research into forecasting practice is one of the hallmarks of the annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), being held this year from June 16-19 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The ISF draws the world’s top forecasters and researchers, both as presenters and participants, to learn about and discuss cutting-edge developments in forecasting. The forecasting field’s premier international conference, the ISF showcases the breadth of forecasting sectors. The event features [...]

25 02, 2019

Final Call for Papers: 39th International Symposium on Forecasting

By |February 25th, 2019|Forecasting News|

The ISF Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts related to the theory and practice of forecasting. Suggested themes and topics and full submission rules are available here. The deadline date for abstracts is 8 March 2019. Papers on all aspects of forecasting are welcome and may be submitted online at isf.forecasters.org/submissions/abstracts/ We encourage you to register early! If you have submitted an abstract, you must register in order to be included in the ISF program. The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier international event for professional forecasters. The ISF has earned its stellar reputation over the past four decades for the [...]

12 02, 2019

Book: International Macroeconomics in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis

By |February 12th, 2019|Forecasting News|

International Macroeconomics in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis Editors: Ferrara, Laurent, Hernando, Ignacio, Marconi, Daniela This book collects selected articles addressing several currently debated issues in the field of international macroeconomics. They focus on the role of the central banks in the debate on how to come to terms with the long-term decline in productivity growth, insufficient aggregate demand, high economic uncertainty and growing inequalities following the global financial crisis. Central banks are of considerable importance in this debate since understanding the sluggishness of the recovery process as well as its implications for the natural interest rate are [...]

11 02, 2019

IJF Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Rob Hyndman

By |February 11th, 2019|Forecasting News|

Farewell and Thank you After 14 years as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting (IJF), Professor Rob Hyndman has decided to step down. The IIF Board wishes to congratulate Professor Hyndman for a very successful tenure at the helm of the journal, and thank him for his untiring service over more than a decade. His vision and hard work brought the IJF to new heights. Today, the IJF with its emphasis on multidisciplinary outreach stands as the reference journal for forecasters across many disciplines. In addition, the Board would like to thank him for his dedication, creative energy and service to [...]

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