In recognition of the potential benefit/harm that forecasting can bring to the society, we have created Forecasting for Social Good initiatives.

F4SG will organize an annual workshop and special sessions at the International Symposium of Forecasting and other domain specific conferences to facilitate interactions between practitioners, researchers, and policy makers to develop a cohesive and sustainable network of international collaborations with a focus on issues related to forecasting for social good; promoting the development of new methodology and metrics to address the specific challenges related to forecasting for social good; providing professional development to policy makers; gaining a better understanding of the available data, challenges in data acquisition, and the uncertainty present in the data used to produce forecasts; and, addressing the ethical issues related to the use of forecasting methods for problems that impact society.

The F4SG has a special focus on facilitating the professional growth of early career faculty, postdocs, and students who will likely play a leading role in the field of forecasting for social good in the coming years.

F4SG welcomes researchers and practitioners from across the world to work together on forecasting for Social Good Issues.

F4SG committee
Chair: Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Cardiff University
Co-chair: Michael Porter, University of Virginia
Secretary: Aziz Ezzat, Rutgers University
Research Network: Harsha Chamara, University of Mauratwa
Workshops: Buket Cilali, University of Oklahoma
Grants: Shixuan Wang, University of Reading
Forecasting Book Club: Hicham Benhour, EM Normandie Business School
Community engagement: Jade Zhang, Drexel University

For more information: www.f4sg.org

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INITIATIVES

Annual Workshop sponsored by the International Institute of Forecasters

Research Network members are researchers and practitioners working on Forecasting for Social Good

Research Grant to work on forecasting for social good research

Democratising forecasting training, sponsored by the International Institute of Forecasters

Forecasting Book Club read, debate and discuss forecasting related books

Community engagement to engage with various community groups such as schools, colleges, public and NGOs