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.

As forecasting practitioners and researchers return to their desks after the sucessful Symposium in Seoul, now is a good time to look at the schedule of forthcoming International Symposia on Forecasting. The International Institute of Forecasters is fortunate to be able to offer forecasters a schedule for the next four years with Symposia in the Netherlands, California, Spain, and Australia. For details see the Conferences Page.

Rob Hyndman and George Athanasopulos's wide-ranging Forecasting: principles and practice book is available online. The online format allows for electronic searching and continuous updating. The book makes use of the R free, open-sourced software. See the Text & Trade Books page, here, for access.