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[PVS] EURO 2013 Forecasting Stream - Call for Papers

Call for Abstracts
The 26th European Conference on 
Operational Research (EURO 2013)
EURO-INFORMS Joint International Meeting
July 1-4, 2013 ? Rome, Italy



Forecasting is at the heart of decision making in Operational Research (OR). It is the basis for planning and control activities, drives decision making of 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. Traditionally, OR improvements to Forecasting have been algorithmic, and work in this area continues to flourish. However, more recently, OR work has broadened to include whole system planning and a re-discovery of the role of System Thinking/Dynamics, the role of human judgement in forecasting and the scope for organisational learning, and research into information systems to support forecasting and planning. It is this plethora of methodological approaches and application areas that this EURO 2013 stream on Forecasting attempts to capture in a series of coherent special sessions, both from an academic and a practitioner perspective.

Call for Papers
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! 

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 García Martos)
- Probabilistic Approach to Modeling Macroeconomic Uncertainties (Carlos Diaz Vela) 
- Dating and Forecasting Turning Points (Gian Luigi Mazzi)
- Forecasting Big Data (Nikolaos Kourentzes)
- Forecasting with Neural Networks & Computational Intelligence (Sven Crone)
- Energy forecasting Juan (Trapero Arenas)

In addition, EURO invites papers related to all aspects of forecasting. 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 Workforce Management
- Forecasting Support Systems (FSS)
- Hierarchical Forecasting 
- Integration of System Dynamics and Forecasting Models
- Intermittent Demand Forecasting (Forecasting of Count Series)
- Judgemental Forecasting
- Knowledge Sharing and Organisational Learning
- Performance Measurement
- etc.

For a complete list of accepted sessions (with submissions codes) please visit: www.EURO-2013-Forecasting-Stream.com

Abstract submission
Authors must first register with EURO at: www.euro-online.org. In the Abstract Submission page of the conference web site, www.euro2013.org, please provide the invitation submission code assigned to a special session organizer (see stream website www.EURO-2013-Forecasting-Stream.com), or use the general code for the forecasting stream to be placed in a suitable session: 812d69b0 

Abstracts must be written in English and contain no more than 600 characters (no formulas or mathematical notations are allowed). Abstracts will be reviewed for relevance, originality, significance, technical quality and clarity to be accepted. Each attendee is allowed to present no more than one paper at the Conference.

Deadline for abstract submission: March 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2013
Deadline for author registration (for inclusion in the programme): April 15, 2013

We look forward to seeing you in Rome! 

Your Stream Organisers,
Sven F. Crone ? Robert Fildes ? Fotios Petropoulos ? Antonio J. Rodrigues

Sven F. Crone
Lancaster University, UK

Robert Fildes
Lancaster University, UK

Fotios Petropoulos
Lancaster University, UK

Antonio J. Rodrigues
Universidade de Lisboa, PT