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The Foresight Practitioner Conference
Theme: Recoupling Forecasting with Inventory Control and Supply Planning 
Date: November 15-16, 2017
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Research has revealed that too often the forecasting process is decoupled from inventory and supply planning: forecasters have imperfect knowledge of how their forecasts are used and managers have little knowledge about where the forecasts are coming from. The resulting misunderstandings and outright calculation errors are costly and wasteful. Resolving these problems requires better communication among forecasters, planners, and suppliers of the software in use. Conference speakers will provide perspectives from their experience and research on how to reintegrate these critical processes, reaping the benefits of lower costs and better service.
For more information and to register: https://foresight.forecasters.org/2017-conference/

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 [email protected].


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 ([email protected]) or René Séguin ([email protected]) 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 [email protected].

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