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Fellow Researchers & Practitioners in Forecasting!

We invite you to submit an abstract and present you research at the stream on Forecasting at the forthcoming EURO INFORMS MMXIII, the 26th European Conference on Operational Research, held 1st-4th July 2013 in Rome, Italy!

Forecasting is at the heart of decision making in OR. It is the basis for planning and control activities, it drives decision making on products and services, from the strategic to the operational level, and is a critical input to finance, marketing, logistics and production, across sectors from business to government. This stream attempts to capture the plethora of methodological approaches and application areas in a series of coherent special sessions, relevant both from an academic and a practitioner perspective.

Topics include, but are not limited to the following application areas and methodological approaches:

Econometric Forecasting • Financial Forecasting and Risk Analysis • Forecasting and Planning Systems • Forecasting Electricity Load and Prices • Forecasting for Logistics and Supply Chain Management • Forecasting for Workforce Management • Forecasting Processes • Forecasting with Neural Networks • Forecasting Support Systems • Hierarchical Forecasting Systems • Integration of System Dynamics and Forecasting Models • Intermittent Demand Forecasting (Forecasting of Count Series) • Inventory Forecasting • Judgemental Forecasting • Knowledge Sharing and Organisational Learning • Performance Measurement

Accepted special sessions at EURO 2013 forecasting stream include:

  • Health Forecasting Spyros Makridakis

  • Telecommunication forecasting Mohsen Hamoudia

  • Supply Chain Forecasting John Boylan & Zied Babai 

  • Modelling and forecasting in Power Markets Carolina Garcνa Martos

  • Probabilistic Approach to Modeling Macroeconomic Uncertainties Carlos Diaz Vela 

  • Dating and Forecasting Turning Points Gian Luigi Mazzi

  • Forecasting with Neural Networks & Computational Intelligence Nikolaos Kourentzes

  • Energy forecasting Juan Trapero Arenas

For further information on topics, including a list of already accepted special sessions (with official submissions codes for the EURO abstract submission system) please visit the page on [Sessions]. 

Further information may be found on the EURO 2013 conference website: 


Important Dates

01 February 2012
Deadline for proposals to  organize & chair special sessions
1 March 2013
14 March 2013 extended deadline!
Submission of abstracts
1 April 2013
Notification of acceptance
15 April 2013
Early registration deadline for the EURO conference &

Final registration deadline for the EURO conference (for inclusion of the abstract in the programme)
1-4 July 2012
EURO INFOMRS MMXXI, the 26th European Conference on Operatio-nal Research 2012 is held


Please direct all general enquiries to one of the co-chairs:


Sven F. Crone

Lancaster University, UK

Robert Fildes

Lancaster University, UK

Fotios Petropoulos

Lancaster University, UK

Antonio J. Rodrigues

Universidade de Lisboa, PT



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