The call for papers has been issued for the 35th International Symposium on Forecasting. The Symposium will be held in Riverside, California from June 21 to 24, 2015. The deadline for abstract submissions is 16 March 2015. Proposals for invited sessions are due by 31 January. For more information, go to the ISF 2015 submissions page, here.

For the twelfth year, the International Institute of Forecasters, 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 $5,000 grants. The application deadline for the grant year 2014-2015 is September 30, 2014. For more information visit the IIF website, here.

Springer has now made Principles of Forecasting: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners available for sale in the form of single chapters. Purchase chapters from the Singer site, here.

The Golden Rule of Forecasting is to "be conservative" in the sense of adhering to cumulative knowledge. The Rule can be implemented by following 28 operational guidelines, based on cumulative knowledge about forecasting, in the form of a Checklist. The Golden Rule applies to all areas of forecasting. We will introduce The Golden Rule Checklist software at the International Symposium of Forecasting in Rotterdam on June 30.

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The program schedule for the 34th International Symposium on Forecasting in Rotterdam, June 29 - July 2, is now available here.

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6.5-Use causal methods rather than naive methods if feasible

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