A special panel session at ISF 2003 in Merida, Mexico (June 18) will provide important evidence that supports Principle 5.7. The session title is: "Damping Works for Seasonality Estimates." Don Miller and Dan Williams will summarize their findings and commentary will be provided by David Findley, U.S. Census Bureau; Rob Hyndman, Monash University; Anne Koehler, Miami University; Keith Ord, Georgetown University; and Benoit Quenneville, Statistics Canada. The session will emphasize steps needed to foster implementation of this important innovation.

We also use this opportunity to announce a new section of forecastingprinciples.com called "Working Papers with Evidence on Principles. " It allows researchers to establish a claim and to gain feedback. You are invited to participate. The Miller/Williams paper is the first contribution to this section.

New Special Interest Group Added: Health Forecasting - Of general interest

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