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. The deadline for abstract submissions was 31 July 2020.

Guidelines for participating in online sessions

Deadlines 2020

31 July Abstract submission and Invited Session
14 August Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts
15 September Registration deadline, for accepted abstracts


• 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. Titles of abstracts are 150 character maximum.
• Abstracts must be in English.
• Abstracts will be published exactly as entered if accepted. Please review your abstract and check for typographical and spelling errors, coherence, and technical content.
• See below for a list of subject areas

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