Forecasting for Social Good 24th IIF Workshop on Forecasting for Social Good - 12-13 July 2018, Cardiff, France


Program overview

Keynote Speakers

Coming soon


Much has been published on forecasting for financial and economical motives, however less is done on forecasting for social good in regular conferences and journal publications. This workshop aims to draw together academics and practitioners, from around the world, to:

  1. Expose the importance of forecasting for social good
  2. Capture the (otherwise dispersed) current state of knowledge in this area and
  3. Set the agenda to drive developments and influence practices in the years to come.

The following list is not exhaustive but gives an indication of the topics for papers at the Workshop:

  • Health
  • Humanitarian operations
  • Disaster relief operations
  • Education
  • Social services
  • Circular Economy (e.g. Remanufacturing)
  • Sustainable Transportation and urban planning
  • Environment
  • Fraud & Collusion , Corruption
  • Government policy and transparency
  • Poverty
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cyber security
  • Public sector
  • Public safety and security
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Organizing Committee
  • Dr. Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Associate Professor in Management Science, Cardiff Business School (rostami-tabarb@cardiff.ac.uk)
  • Dr. Mohamed Zied Babai, Senior Professor in Operations Management, Kedge Business School (mohamed-zied.babai@kedgebs.com)
  • Dr. Michael Porter, Associate Professor of Data Science and Systems Engineering (mdp2u@virginia.edu)
Scientific Committee
  • Prof. Nezih Altay
  • Prof. Mohamed Zied Babai
  • Prof. Rob Hyndman
  • Dr. Klaus Ackermann
  • Dr. Michael Porter
  • Dr. Bahman Rostami-Tabar

Venue and important dates


3 Colum Drive, CF10 3EU

Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Cardiff Business school
  • Abstract submission opens: 01 January 2020

Abstract submission deadline: 01 April 2020

Registration opens: 01 May 2020

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Abstract submission

You are invited to submit abstracts with maximum 500 words describing your presentation. The title should be no longer than 15 words. Submission should include information about authors including full name, organization, contact email.

Please send the abstract to Bahman Rostami-Tabar (rostami-tabarb@cardiff.ac.uk).


There is no registration fee .

Please register here(will be open in April 2018).

Travel awards are available for PhD students and researchers in developing countries.

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Dinner venue:

The Old Custom House


Created By
Bahman Rostami Tabar


Created with images by Dai Lygad - "Main Building, Cardiff University" • shining.darkness - "Cardiff Bay"