We are organising the Forecasting Stream for the OR55 Annual Conference, to be held in Exeter, UK (September 3-5, 2013). We would like to invite theoretical and/or empirical contributions that consider this interface.

OR55 is the main annual conference of the OR Society and attracts over 300 delegates from the UK, Europe, North America and elsewhere. The three-day conference programme contains a mixture of plenary sessions given by keynote speakers and parallel streams, covering all aspects of OR. In addition there is a comprehensive social programme.

Forecasting is a multidisciplinary research field drawing on mathematics, management, information sciences, behavioural sciences, social sciences, engineering, and other fields. Topics of interest for the OR55 stream include but are not limited to:
  • Forecasting principles
  • Forecasting competitions
  • Time series forecasting methods
  • Econometric/causal models
  • Judgmental forecasting
  • Model selection
  • Adjusting for special events (promotions, weather)
  • Financial and economic forecasting
  • E-forecasting
  • Energy Forecasting
  • Forecasting with Neural Networks
  • Forecasting support systems
  • Forecasting software evaluation
If you wish to present a paper in this stream, please submit an abstract (no more than 300 words) before June 14, 2013 at the Society’s website. Presenters' guidelines can be found here.
If you have any questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
Fotios Petropoulos
Stream Organiser 
Senior Research Associate

Lancaster Centre for Forecasting, Lancaster University Management School
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