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 Submissions ~ deadline 16 March 2020


Proposals for Invited Sessions
We invite you to submit a session, consisting of 3 or 4 talks around a specific, forecasting theme. As an organizer, you would invite 2 or 3 additional speakers to participate in your session. The deadline is 29 February 2020. Submit proposals to the Program Chair, Tao Hong.

Deadlines 2020

29 February Proposals for Invited Sessions
16 March Abstract submission
27 March Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts
1 May 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
• Check out our guideline document to assist with your presentations.

Subject Areas

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

The abstract submission deadline was 16 March 2020.

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