Robert Good­ell Brown was the father of expo­nen­tial smooth­ing. He died last week at the age of 90. Bob was an IIF Fellow, past IIF Director and a major contributor to the field of forecasting with his work on exponential smoothing and his prac­ti­cal and insightful books. On behalf of the IIF organization, we share our condolences with his family, friends and colleagues. For more of about Bob and his contributions, click here for his obituary.

For the eleventh year, the IIF, in collaboration with SAS®, is offering financial support for research on how to improve forecasting methods and business forecasting practice. The award  this year will be two $5,000 grants. The deadline date for applications is September 30, 2013.
To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, click here.

A provisional programme and abstracts are now available for this decision making workshop to be held at University College London on the 19th and 20th of September 2013. The programme includes papers by IIF Fellows Roy Batchelor, Robert Fildes, and Paul Goodwin. To see the programme and to find out how to register, click here

For the eleventh year, the IIF, in collaboration with SAS®, is proud to announce financial support for research on how to improve forecasting methods and business forecasting practice. The award for this year will be two (2) $5,000 grants.

The deadline date for applications is September 30, 2013.

The fund is divided to support research in the two basic aspects of forecasting: development of theoretical results and new methods and practical applications with real-world comparisons. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.

Paul Goodwin, Professor of Management Science at the University of Bath, has been made a Fellow of the International Insitute of Forecasters. Paul is a leading researcher on the use of judgment in forecasting and has given considerable service to the forecasting community. For a short bigraphy, and a list of Fellows, see the IIF Fellow page on the Institute's site, here.