IIF Sponsored Workshops

2017 Workshops:

Tools and Analytical Techniques in Forecasting with Massive Data in Real Time 
New York, New York, USA, April 2017
Dates and location TBD

The 2-day meeting will allow industry and academia to discuss future directions for forecasting taking in account two current limiting aspects: increasing amounts of data that have to be analyzed increasingly faster. 

Presentations are encouraged to discuss not only the algorithms used, but also the underlying infrastructure and how the field is envisioned to develop in a few years. Please send proposals for presentations to Claudio Antonini, at cda@alum.mit.edu.

ISEA 2017, International Symposium on Energy Analytics
Predictive Energy Analytics in the Big Data World
Cairns, Australia, June 22-23, 2017

This workshop aims at bringing forecasting experts and practitioners together to share experiences and best practices on a wide range of important business problems in the energy industry. Selected papers will be published in a special section of the International Journal of Forecasting. If you are interested in contributing a presentation to this symposium, please submit a one-page extended abstract to both guest editors via email with the subject line “ISEA2017 Abstract Submission”.

Tao Hong, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA hong@uncc.edu
Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark ppin@elektro.dtu.dk

2016 Workshops:

Lancaster Centre for Forecasting hosted the 19th IIF Workshop on Supply Chain Forecasting for Operations on 28th and 29th of June, jointly sponsored by the IIF and the software company SAS. The presentation slides are available at http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/scfo/proceedings/

The 18th IIF Workshop took place in Milano, Italy on May 12-13. The workshop was organized by Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with the IIF on the topic of Forecasting New Products and Services: Research and ApplicationsClick here for the full report.

About the Workshops

The International Institute of Forecasters sponsors annual workshops, each of which focuses on a specific theme (e.g., stochastic demographic forecasting). The purpose of these workshops is to hold smaller, informal meetings where experts in a particular field of forecasting can discuss forecasting problems, research, and solutions. There is generally a nominal registration fee associated with attendance. Later, and following the usual refereeing process, papers from the workshops can be included in a special issue of the International Journal of Forecasting.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, read our Workshop Guidelines.  For more information or to propose a future workshop, contact .

Past Workshops – click on any link to read the full report

2015 Paris, France Advances in Time Series and Forecasting
2015 Santander, Spain Summer Forecasting Course
2015 Hong Kong Tourism Forecasting
2015 Paris, France ICT and Innovation Forecasting
2014 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Singular Spectrum Analysis
2014 London, United Kingdom Theory and Practice in ICT Forecasting
2014 Frankfurt, Germany Using big data for forecasting and statistics
2013 Melbourne, Australia Multivariate Time Series Modelling and Forecasting
2012 San Francisco, USA Predicting Rare Events: Evaluating Systemic and Idiosyncratic Risk
2011 Paris, France Forecasting the Business Cycle
2011 Verbier, Switzerland Flash Indicators
2009 Washington, DC Transportation Forecasters: Tools, Techniques and Information to Improve your Forecasts
2009 Lisbon, Portugal Predictability of Financial Markets
2007 Rio de Janiero, Brazil Risk, Volatility, and Forecasting in Energy and Financial Markets
2006 Leipzig, Germany Future of Forecasting | Click here to see photos.
2005 Salamanca, Spain Stochastic Demographic Forecasting
2003 Madrid, Spain Nonlinearities, Business Cycles and Forecasting