Boston, MA, March 05, 2014 -- Integrating academic research into practical application is one of many business issues to be tackled at the 34th annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) being held June 29 – July 2 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 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 forecasting for climate predictability, recession in real time, financial market volatility, forecast optimality, and a history of prediction science.
“The Symposium provides a platform for leading forecasting professionals to reveal their insights into the field. As the host institution, the Erasmus School of Economics, celebrating its first centennial, this year’s conference reflects on the past, present and future of forecasting,” says Philip Hans Franses, General Chair of ISF 2014, professor and dean at the Erasmus School of Economics Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
For the second time, the symposium will include the Arnold Zellner Memorial Keynote Address in honor of the late Nobel laureate and professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. Professor John Geweke, a distinguished research professor at University of Technology, Sydney, has been given the honor of delivering the address for ISF 2014.
Former Netherlands Prime Minister, Professor Jan Peter Balkenende will deliver a keynote on his thoughts on the future of Europe. Other notable speakers at this year’s symposium include Jos Nijhuis, CEO, Schiphol Group; Angelien Kemna, CIO APG Group; Raffaella Giacomini, Associate Professor of Economics, University College, London.
Event sponsors include Erasmus University School of Economics, Elsevier, Fourworkx, APG and SAS. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the IIF directly (see contact information below).
Research conducted through the SAS Forecasting Research Grant program will also be presented at this year’s conference. Awarded by the IIF with support from SAS, grants totaling $10,000 are given annually for research that advances the field of forecasting. The program is now in its twelfth year.
Individuals or organizations are invited to submit abstracts for the conference through March 19. Discounted early registration rates for the ISF conference are available through May 31 for both IIF members and non-members. Special student rates are also available. Access online registration at http://forecasters.org/isf.
About the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) - The International Institute of Forecasters, founded in 1981, is the preeminent organization for forecasting scholars and practitioners across the globe. The IIF is widely recognized for promoting best practices and advancing the field of forecasting through its workshops, its annual International Symposium on Forecasting, and its two publications, The International Journal of Forecasting and its journal for forecasting practitioner’s Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting.
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