The 12th International Institute of Forecasters' Workshop on "Theory and Practice in Information and Communications Technologies Forecasting" is scheduled to be held  at the Hilton London Olympia from 22 to 23 May 2014. For further information on the workshop, and to register, see here.

Submit your abstract now! The deadline is Wednesday 19 March 2014. Don't miss out on presenting your paper at the International Symposium on Forecasting in Rotterdam. Go here to submit. 

The IIF's International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier international event for professional forecasters. Over the past 33 years, the ISF has been recognized for the important forecasting research presented there, and for having hosted highly respected experts in the field of forecasting.

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In their new paper, Scott Armstrong, Kesten Green, and Andreas Graefe present a unifying theory of forecasting in the form of a Golden Rule of Forecasting. The rule is to be conservative. Being conservative in forecasting means applying all cumulative knowledge about the forecasting problem and using evidence-based methods.

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The International Institute of Forecasters will grant travel awards to enable individuals from all over the world to attend the International Symposium on Forecasting in Rotterdam. Criteria for acceptance include the quality of the submission, how helpful attending the conference might be to the applicant's research agenda, and whether or not the paper might be publishable in the International Journal of Forecasting.

The deadline for applications is February 21, 2014. For more information, see the IIF site here.

Principle of the day:

13.32-Conduct explicit cost-benefit analyses

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