33Rd International Symposium on Forecasting

Medford, MA (PressExposure) March 15, 2013 -- Forecasting with Big Data 33rd International Symposium on Forecasting, June 23-26, 2013 in Seoul, Korea

Integrating academic research into practical application is one of many business issues to be tackled at the 33rd annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) being held June 23 - 26 in Seoul, Korea. The ISF draws the world's top forecasting professionals and researchers, presenters and participants, to learn and discuss cutting-edge forecasting trends.

The premiere international conference on forecasting, the ISF encompasses a broad range of forecasting sectors. This year's event includes sessions on forecasting for climate predictability, recession in real time, financial market volatility, forecast optimality, and a history of prediction science.

"The Symposium provides a platform for leading forecasting professionals to reveal their insights into the field, with a particular focus on forecasting with big data this year," says Duk Bin Jun, General Chair of ISF 2013, professor at the KAIST College of Business, Seoul, Korea.

For the second time, there will be the Clive Granger Memorial Keynote Address in honor of the late Nobel laureate and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. James Hamilton, a professor of Economics at University of California, San Diego has been given the honor of delivering the address for ISF 2013.

Other notable speakers at this year's symposium include Roy Batchelor, Professor of Finance, Cass Business School, London; Philip Hans Franses, Professor of Applied Econometrics, Erasmus University, Netherlands; and Rob Hyndman, Professor of Statistics, Monash University, Australia and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Forecasting.

The National Research Foundation of Korea, KAIST College of Business, SAS and Elsevier publishing are just some of the conference sponsors. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the IIF directly (see contact information below).

Research conducted through the SAS Forecasting Research Grant program will also be presented at this year's conference. Awarded by the IIF with support from SAS, grants totaling $10,000 are given annually for research that advances the field of forecasting. The program is now in its eleventh year.

Individuals or organizations are invited to submit abstracts for the conference through March 16. Discounted early registration rates for the ISF conference are available through May 18 for both IIF members and non-members. Special student rates are also available. Access online registration at http://forecasters.org/isf.

For more information about the 2013 ISF, see http://www.forecasters.org/isf or contact Pam Stroud, IIF Business Director at isf@forecasters.org, +1.781.234.4077.

The International Institute of Forecasters, founded in 1981, is the preeminent organization for forecasting scholars and practitioners across the globe. The IIF is widely recognized for promoting best practices and advancing the field of forecasting through its workshops, its annual International Symposium on Forecasting, and its two publications, The International Journal of Forecasting and the practitioner's journal Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting.

About International Institute of Forecasters

Contact:

Pamela Stroud

International Institute of Forecasters

53 Tesla Avenue

Medford, MA 02155

7812344077

pamstroud@forecasters.org

http://www.forecasters.org/

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