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 Tim Januschowski, IIF Director, or click here for workshop guidelines.
Forecast Reconciliation | Monash University Prato Centre, Italy | September 6-8, 2023
The workshop aims to draw together about 30 participants (both academics and practitioners) from around the world, to foster research collaboration on forecast reconciliation. We have already produced an IJF special issue on “Innovations in Hierarchical Forecasting”, due to appear in early 2023. It was intended to have an IIF workshop to encourage papers for this special issue, but the pandemic made that impossible. Instead, we propose a follow-up workshop to foster ongoing research in the area, with workshop presenters encouraged to submit their papers to regular IJF issues.
For more information, visit the workshop website
Uncertainty, Economic Activity, and Forecasting in a Changing Environment | Padova, Italy | September 21-22, 2023
Following the success of the first four conferences, the University of Padova, Federal Reserve Bank at Atlanta, International Institute of Forecasters, American University, and International Monetary Fund will jointly organize the 5th biennial conference on “Uncertainty, Economic Activity, and Forecasting in a Changing Environment”. Our in-person, two-day conference will bring together researchers and policymakers to present and discuss novel approaches to understand how to effectively model the uncertainty-business cycle relationship and forecast key macroeconomic indicators in the context of a changing environment.
For more information, visit the workshop website or contact Xuguang Simon Sheng, American University.
This is a series of ongoing 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 date, the workshops have been offered in Tunisia, Iraq, Senegal, Nigeria, Uganda, Turkey, Georgia, and Indonesia
The workshops are given by Dr. Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Assistant Professor in Management Science at Cardiff Business School. To organise a workshop in your country, contact [email protected]