The International Institute of Forecasters sponsors workshops, each of which focuses on a specific forecasting theme. 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. 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, contact Aris Syntetos, IIF Director.
New Workshop Initiative: Democratising Forecasting
This initiative will be a series of workshops on forecasting using R in developing countries. The aim of the project is to ‘train the trainers’ in the form of university students, academics and professionals on the principles of forecasting using R software to support decision making. The ultimate goal of this project is to train 400 individuals, over 5 years in 20 developing countries in the world. The first series of workshops have already been offered in 2017-18. To learn more about these workshops, watch the video or read the full report.
24th IIF Workshop: Forecasting for Social Good
Cardiff, UK, July 12-13, 2018
The workshop aims to draw together academics and practitioners, from around the world, to present the latest advances in forecasting for social good. Much has been published on forecasting under financial and economic motives; however, less has contributed (both in regular conferences and journal publications) on forecasting with social impact. The aim of this workshop is to attract high quality papers that are concerned with the social impact of forecasting.
In addition to the regular presentations, we would also like to consider a practitioner track called “Challenges”. This would address challenges and open problems that practitioners currently face and the purpose of the relevant presentations will be to motivate new collaborative initiatives with academic researchers.
Past Workshops – click on any link to read the full report