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EURO Forecasting Sessions

The Forecasting stream offers a general session on all topics related to forecasting, plus a number of special sessions with a particular topical focus.

Forecasting Special Sessions

In addition to the general session of the forecasting stream, a number of special sessions with a particular topical focus are organised by recognised experts in the field. Special Sessions accepted to be chaired at EURO are listed here:

  • Health Forecasting [submission code: fa9b6d73]
    Spyros Makridakis (email

  • Modelling and forecasting in Power Markets [submission code: 222f304b]
    Carolina García Martos (email:

    Attendants to this session will benefit from an overview on different but related energy markets issues. The problems faced by the talks included are important from the economic, engineering and environmental perspectives. In this special session different aspects in the current context of Power Markets are faced:

    • Load Forecasting in an increasingly moving towards the use of a "Smart Grids" context,

    • Wind power production and its relationship with spot price dynamics,

    • Inter-relationships between fossil fuels, emission allowances and electricity prices and volatilities,

    • Impact of stochastic production on market efficiency depending on the type of forecast product.


  • Telecommunication forecasting [submission code: 1f2cb98c]
    Mohsen Hamoudia (email:  

  • Probabilistic Approach to Modeling Macroeconomic Uncertainties [submission code: 36a06bbe]
    Carlos Diaz Vela (email:

  • Forecasting with Neural Networks & Computational Intelligence [submission code: 637da0a9]
    Sven F. Crone & Nikolaos Kourentzes (email: or

  • Energy forecasting [submission code: 7223603f]
    Juan Ramon Trapero Arenas (email:

    Energy modeling and forecasting has become essential to optimize the generation, control and distribution processes of countries energy systems. This special session calls for abstracts analyzing concepts, models, methodologies, case studies that contribute to strength our knowledge of such an important area. Topics of interests (but not limited to) are: Wind energy, Solar energy, Gas demand, Oil products and its derivatives, Coal, Biomass, any other energy sources.

    Contact details: Name: Juan Ramón Trapero Arenas Address: Department of Business Administration. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Campus universitario, s/n. Edificio Iparraguirre, 13071, Ciudad Real (Spain). Phone: (+34) 926295300 (ext:3488) e-mail: 

  • Forecasting for Logistics and Supply Chain Management for [submission code: 7c485cfb]
    John Boylan & Zied Babai  (email and

    Demand forecasting is the basis for planning and control within supply chains and it drives decision making for both products and services, from the strategic to the operational level. At the operational level, demand forecasting is also a crucial input to all decisions in production and inventory management, especially in an environment increasingly marked by variable and uncertain customer demand.

    Considerable research work has been developed in the area of supply chain forecasting during recent decades. Examples include the work on forecasting and bullwhip effect in supply chains, forecasting of slow moving and intermittent demand, the interaction between forecasting accuracy and inventory performance, the interface between forecasting and demand information sharing, etc. However, despite the many contributions in the relevant literature, there are still many unresolved issues for both researchers and practitioners.

    There will be a dedicated session on ‘supply chain forecasting’ in the forthcoming EUROINFORMS 2013 Conference. The organisers would like to invite theoretical and/or empirical contributions that advance the current state of knowledge in this area. The session addresses issues related to various aspects of supply chain forecasting. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Judgmental Forecasting within Supply Chains

    • Forecasting and Bullwhip Effect

    • Intermittent Demand (& spare parts) Forecasting

    • Forecasting for Inventories

    • Forecasting for Production

    • Forecasting for Distribution Management

    • Interface between Forecasting and Demand Information Sharing

    • Cross-sectional and Temporal Aggregation for Supply Chain Forecasting

    • Forecast Support Systems (FSS) - Forecasting software


  • Dating and Forecasting Turning Points [submission code: be1a52aa]
    Gian Luigi Mazzi (email:

  • Forecasting for Call Centres [submission code: dd13e270]
    Sven F. Crone & Nikolaos Kourentzes (email: or

  • Forecasting with Expert Judgment [submission code: 4b9792f4]
    Sven F. Crone & Nikolaos Kourentzes (email: or

General Information on Special Sessions: A special session at a EURO conference consists of at least 4 papers, but can also include more resulting in multiple sessions under one topic. Each special session receives a dedicated EURO special session submission code to direct all submitted papers directly to this session within the electronic submission system. In case a special session does not receive at least 4 speakers to fill a complete special session, all accepted presentations will be integrated into the general stream where they are scheduled in coherent sessions. Therefore all accepted abstracts are presented within the stream they were submitted to.

Allow us to also point out that organizing a special session (or a stream) yields only academic benefits, but no financial discounts.

Only abstracts are submitted, no full papers. Each abstract is reviewed and if accepted it is presented at the conference. Abstracts submitted must be written in English and contain no more than 600 characters (no formulas or mathematical notations are allowed). Each registered attendee is allowed to present ONE paper only at the conference - without any exceptions! This applies to all attendees including authors of abstracts and special session organizers (and also special session stream organizers!!!)


Forecasting General Session

Topics for the General Forecasting Stream include all areas of forecasting, time series analysis and prediction! Papers submitted to the general session which match a special session may be reallocated by the stream organisers.

  • Forecasting - General Session [submission code: 812d69b0]
    Sven F. Crone, Robert Fildes, Fotios Petropoulos, Antonio J. Rodrigues

Potential Topics for the General Stream include, but are not limited to:

  • 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,
  • Hierarchical Forecasting Systems,
  • Integration of System Dynamics and Forecasting Models,
  • Intermittent Demand Forecasting (Forecasting of Count Series),
  • Knowledge Sharing and Organisational Learning,
  • Performance Measurement

  • Forecasting for Inventory Management

  • Forecasting for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Forecasting for Workforce Management 

  • Forecasting Electricity Load and Prices

  • Forecasting Support Systems

  • Financial Forecasting for Risk Analysis 

  • Judgmental Forecasting

  • Econometric Forecasting

  • Forecasting with Neural Networks & Computational Intelligence 

  • Intermittent Demand Forecasting 



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