The ISF Program Committee looks forward to receiving abstracts and hearing inventive presentations that demonstrate again that the annual forecasting symposium is the premier forum where the latest forecasting research is presented. See below for a list of subject areas.

Abstract Submission deadline: 31 July 2020


Proposals for Invited Sessions
An invited session consists of 3 or 4 talks around a specific, forecasting theme. Organizers propose the topic and invite 2-3 additional speakers to participate in the session. Proposals for invited sessions are now being accepted.

Changes to abstract submission
To withdraw, make changes or if you have questions pertaining to your abstract submission, complete the online form. We will respond to your inquiries.

Deadlines 2020

31 July Abstract submission and Invited Session
14 August Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts
11 September Registration deadline


• You may only submit ONE abstract and give one talk. You may be listed as a co-author on additional papers.
• Abstracts must be 500 words or less.
• Once you have been notified of your abstract’s acceptance, you must register in order to be included in the final program.
• See below for a list of subject areas
• We will be preparing guidelines for participating in online sessions and make available soon.

Subject Areas

Bayesian methods Education Macroeconomics Software and support systems
Big Data Energy Macroeconomic forecasting Sports
Business cycles Exponential smoothing Marketing State space models
Climate and environment Finance Multivariate times series models Supply chain
Combinations Forecast evaluation Neural networks Time series models
Crime Government forecasting Nowcasting Tourism
Data mining Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Transportation
Demand Inflation Political Volatility
Demography Intermittent demand Prediction markets Other forecasting topics
Density Information and Communications Tech Risk and uncertainty
Econometrics Judgemental Seasonality