The Program Committee of the International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) 2010 invites the submission of abstracts related to the theory and practice of forecasting. The deadline for abstract submission is 1 March 2010. The 30th ISF will take place in San Diego, CA, U.S.A. on June 20-23, 2010. For more information visit the symposium site.

 IIF certified courses for demand forecasters, planners, and managers in supply chain organizations. Two-day hands-on workshops will be conducted in San Diego (Feb 23-24), Amsterdam (Mar 9-10), Istanbul (Apr 12-13), and Sao Paulo (May 18-19). Contact information and online registration are available here.
Full-text papers available for some of the Priniciples of Forecasting book.

The original plan was to make the chapters available for sale. This plan is still underway but is moving slowly. While waiting, Scott Armstrong is posting the nine papers that he was involved in so they are available for teachers and others. This plan will change when the publisher is able to establish a system to sell the chapters.

The full text papers are available at Principles of Forecasting in the left-hand menu of the ForPrin site.

 The announced speakers for the International Symposium on Forecasting in San Diego this June now include Keynote Speakers Greg Allenby (Ohio University), Tim Bollerslev (Duke University), and Mark Watson (Princeton University). Featured Speakers are William Cotton (Colorado State University), James Hamilton (University of California-San Diego), David Orrell (Scientist and author), and Allan Timmermann (University of California-San Diego). Biographies of the speakers are available here.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has issued a request for information on forecasting for national security decision makers who are interested in forecasting political, social, and military events over one-month to one-year horizons. Responses may be used to support the development of a future IARPA Program Broad Agency Announcement and therefore must be available for unrestricted public distribution. The RFI is available here.