Forecasting for Social Good 24th IIF Workshop - July 12th & 13th, 2018 Cardiff, United Kingdom


Program overview


Much has been published on forecasting for financial and economical motives, however less is done on forecasting with social impact 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 24th IIF 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
  • Demography
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cyber security and crime
  • others
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Organizing committee
  • Organizer and event chair: Bahman Rostami-Tabar, rostami-tabarB@cardiff.ac.uk
  • Program chair: Aris Syntetos, syntetosA@cardiff.ac.uk
Scientific committee

Venue and important dates


Postgraduate Teaching Centre | 3 Colum Drive, CF10 3EU

Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Cardiff Business school
  • Abstract submission deadline: 01 May 2018
  • Abstract acceptance: 15 May 2018
  • Registration open: 15 February 2018
  • Registration deadline: 14 June 2018
  • Paper submission for IJF special issue: 31 October 2018
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Abstract submission

You are invited to submit abstracts with maximum 600 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).


Registration opens on Thursday 15th of March 2018

IJF special issue: Forecasting for Social Good

Selected papers may be subsequently published in a special issue of the International Journal of Forecasting (IJF). Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit full papers to the IJF.

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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"

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