Frontiers in Forecasting
35th International Symposium on Forecasting, June 21-24, 2015 in Riverside, California

Integrating academic research into practical applications is one of the hallmarks of the 35th annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) being held June 21 – 24 in Riverside, California. The ISF draws the world's top forecasting professionals and researchers, presenters and participants, to learn and discuss cutting-edge forecasting trends.

The premiere international conference on forecasting, the ISF encompasses a broad range of forecasting sectors. This year's event includes sessions on climate predictability, forecasting electricity demand, prediction of business cycles in real time, financial market volatility, forecast optimality, early warning signals, tourism forecasting, information technology trends, macroeconomic trends and history of prediction science, among many others.

The ISF 2015 Program Committee invites abstract submissions related to the theory and practice of forecasting. The deadline date for abstracts is March 16, 2015. Papers can be submitted online here.

In a new commentary section of the Forecasting Principles site, Media & Commentary, Scott Armstrong and Kesten Green suggest that the recent badly wrong New York City snowfall forecasts could have been avoided if officials had followed the Golden Rule of Forecasting. For more on this story, particularly if you are concerned about what to make of  forecasts of new storms and how they might be improved, click on the Media & Commentary item in the left menu bar to go to that page, or click here to go staight to the item.

A workshop on advanced methods of tourism forecasting and their applications is to be held in Hong Kong on 29 June 2015. It is timed to preceed the 5th Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics. For more information, see the Tourism Forecasting SIG.

The Second Workshop on ICT and Innovation Forecasting is to be held this year in Paris, France, on the 27th and 28th of May. Mohsen Hamoudia and Jeroen Rombouts are organizing the conference. The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 15th of March. For more information, follow the link from the entry on the Conferences Page.