Since we are in January, it’s the right time to start thinking about upcoming events which might be interesting for any researcher or practitioner who works in forecasting-related fields.
The main one for forecasting is International Symposium on Forecasting which will be held in Boulder, Colorado, USA, on 17-20th June this year. This event has a particular practitioner track and many sections for a variety of topics. No need to mention an outstanding place in the centre of Colorado.
For broader ideas there are several conferences that you may consider:
- 2018 INFORMS International Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, 17-20th June 2018;
- 29th European Conference on Operational Research, Valencia, 8-11th July;
- 24th IIF Workshop ‘Forecasting for Social Good’, Cardiff, UK, 12-13th July;
- 13th Annual Behavioral Operations Conference 2018 (INFORMS BOM), 29-1 July in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA;
- OR60 in Lancaster, UK, 11-13th September this year;
- Also, free CMAF Workshop for practitioners ‘Forecasting Hierarchies of Products and Market Segments’ is organised in London on 13th April. Check the website for the other events planned this year.
First winter meeting of EURO Working Group on Behavioural OR (EWG-BOR) is happening next week in Zurich. The deadline for registration has already expired, but it might be useful for some of you to follow their future events.
For POMS 29th Annual Conference in Houston (4-7th May) the abstract submission deadline has passed as well, but the conference registration is still open.
Also, there was an event ‘Theory and Applications of Expert Judgement in Risk and Decision Analysis’ in Warwick (UK) on Monday this week. The presentations were mainly focused on decision-making algorithms: calibration and aggregation of expert judgments (not directly related to forecasting and time series analysis, but still interesting to see).
I hope you find this useful. If you know any other events that can be relevant to forecasting, please let us know in the comments.
See you soon.