The web site for the 2010 International Symposium on Forecasting in San Diego, California, is now up and running. The conference is to be held from 20 to 23 June at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Key dates include 4 January, deadline for submission of invited session proposals, and 1 March, deadline for abstract submission. Go to the Conferences Page for more information and a link to the ISF site.
The October-December 2009 issue of the International Journal of Forecasting is out and includes a special section on "Decision making and planning under low levels of predictability" edited by Spyros Makridakis and Nassim Taleb. The 11 papers in the special section include ones on forecasting in business and economics, medicine, and for public policy (e.g. Green, Armstrong, & Soon's paper on whether it is possible to forecast global temperatures). The issue also includes an article on forecasting economic and financial variables with Global VARs with seven commentaries and a rejoinder, and an obituary for forecasting pioneer Sir Clive Granger (1934-2009). The table of contents with links to the articles is available here.
Thirty-five scientists signed a letter addressed to the EPA Administrator, the Honorable Lisa P. Jackson, on October 7 2009 expressing concern that proposed rulemaking on the regulation of greenhouse gases would be based on unscientific forecasting procedures. Read more about the letter on the Public Policy Forecasting pages.