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22nd Federal Forecasters Conference (FFC/2017)
Theme: The Potential for Big Data in Forecasting
Date: 20 April 2017
Location: Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference and Training Center, Washington, DC, USA

Big data coming from all sorts of new sources represents a new frontier in the data-driven analysis of social, physical, and economic trends. Clearly, there is potential for using big data to develop forecasts; however, many analysts are still more familiar with using traditional types of data and techniques to make forecasts and projections. As forecasters explore the potential for big data, there are important questions about the generalizability, specificity, and accessibility of these data and approaches that need to be answered.

For more information and to register, visit our Eventbrite site.  Note that the paper submission deadline has passed, but non-presenters are still encouraged to attend and register by April 10th.


Asia-Pacific Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS)
Theme: Mapping ICT into Transformation for the Next Information Society. 
Date: June 24-27, 2017
Location: Kyoto, Japan

The Call for Papers invites submissions from authors addressing topics in the broad subject area of ICT. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 28, 2017.

Online registration is now available. Individuals planning to attend this Conference are reminded to register online before the early bird deadline of May 14, 2017 to secure substantial savings in registration fees.

Individuals with Conference-related inquiries are requested to direct them to secretariat@itskyoto2017.org.


RCEA Bayesian Econometrics workshop
Date: 3-4 July 2016
Location: Melbourne, Australia

The 11th Annual Bayesian Econometric workshop of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) will take place at the University of Melbourne, Australia, on July 3rd and 4th, 2017. Keynote speakers are Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Sylvia Kaufmann from the Study Center Gerzensee. This is the first time the RCEA Bayesian workshop will run in Australia and is the result of a partnership with the Bayesian Analysis and Modeling Research Group at the University of Melbourne.

Call for Papers: Authors should submit an extended abstract of up to 500 words. Please include JEL classification codes for the paper, keywords as well as JEL classification codes of the author(s) specialization field(s). To submit a paper: 


Triennial International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) 2017
Date: 17-21 July 2017
Location: Quebec City, Canada
Call for Session Chairs and Papers for the Military, Defense and Security Applications Stream

We are soliciting session chairs and presenters for the 21st triennial IFORS Conference at the Convention Centre in downtown Quebec City. We encourage all relevant topics across a broad array of defense and security challenges, both domestic and global. Our goal is to have all session chairs and presenters identified, including topics and short abstracts, no later than 31 January. As in the past, we’ll organize around 90 minute sessions, with 3 to 4 presentations per session. Please contact Col (Ret) Greg Parlier (gparlier@knology.net) or René Séguin (rene.seguin@drdc-rddc.gc.ca) as soon as possible if you and/or your colleagues wish to organize a session, chair a session, or present your work. Conference details can be found at www.ifors2017.ca.


European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS)
Theme: Competition and Regulation in the Information Age
Date: July 30-August 2, 2017
Location: Passau, Bavaria

The Call for Papers invites abstract submissions and proposals for panel sessions in the field of ICT/Telecom forecasting. The deadline for submitting abstracts and proposals for panel sessions is March 30, 2017.

Confirmed guest presenters include Professor Ingo Vogelsang (Boston University) who will speak on Regulatory Inertia versus ICT Dynamics. There will also be a special panel session on IP Interconnection in the Information Age featuring Dr. Cara Schwarz-Schilling (Head of Internet Regulation at the Federal Network Agency), Harald Summa (CEO of eco, Association of the Internet industry and DE-CIX), Dr. Falk von Bornstaedt (Head of Peering & IP-Trading, Deutsche Telekom) and Prof. William Lehr (MIT).

All Conference-related inquiries should be directed to ITS Vice Chair, Professor Jason Whalley, at jason.whalley@northumbria.ac.uk.

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