The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is a premier forecasting conference, attracting the world's leading forecasting researchers, practitioners, and students. The ISF 2008 will take place June 22-25 at the Radisson SAS Hotel Nice, France.
The Final Program Schedule for the ISF 2008 is now available at http://www.forecasters.org/isf/pdfs/Program-ISF2008.pdf
Monday morning kickoff will be the plenary session "Mining the past to determine the future: Problems and possibilities" by David J. Hand of the Imperial College, London. UK Technological advances mean that vast data sets are increasingly common. Such data sets provide us with unparallelled opportunities for modelling, and for predicting the likely outcome of future events. But such data sets may also bring with them new challenges and difficulties. Awareness of these, and of the weaknesses as well as the possibilities of these large data sets, is necessary if useful forecasts are to be made. This talk looks at some of these difficulties, illustrating with applications from a range of areas
The ISF Program Committee and the IIF will be supplementing the listing of the final program book with electronic proceedings. It is believed this will prove to be a beneficial document, both to members and others.
Online registration is available at http://www.forecasters.org/isf/register08.php