The 29th International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF)
will take place in Hong Kong from 21 to 24 June 2009.
Taking the theme “Services Sector Forecasting”,
the Symposium will be organised by the International Institute of
Forecasters and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM)
of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).
ISF is a premier forecasting conference
attracting many of the world’s leading forecasting researchers,
practitioners and students to exchange new ideas on forecasting in
the following areas:
- Time Series Models/Methods - Telecommunication
Forecasting - Econometrics - Business and Marketing Applications -
Finance - Supply Chain Forecasting - Data Mining - Travel and
Tourism Forecasting - Judgmental Forecasting - Demographic and
Social Applications - Collaborative Forecasting - Technology and
Innovation Forecasting - Non-parametric Methods -Environmental and
Climate Applications - Neural Network Models - Macro and
Microeconomic Applications - Electricity Forecasting - and other
forecasting related topics.
Professor Haiyan Song, Chair Professor and
Associate Director of SHTM and the General Chair of ISF 2009,
said, “The Symposium provides a platform for leading scholars to
reveal their insights into cutting-edge forecasting research and
practice, with a particular focus on the services sector.”
Confirmed speakers at the
symposium include the Nobel Laureate in Economics 2003,
Professor Clive W. J. Granger of the University of California. The Symposium will offer three Keynote Sessions
featuring prominent speakers, including:
• Professor Clive W.
J. Granger – Nobel Laureate in conomics 2003; University of
• Professor Robert Hyndman – Monash
• Professor Stephen F. Witt – The Hong
Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
Featured Speakers include:
• Professor J. Scott Armstrong – The
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
James Taylor – Oxford University, UK.
• Professor Lindsay
Turner – Victoria University, Australia.
Concurrent Workshops will also be offered at the Symposium:
“Advanced Neural Networks in System Identification, Forecasting
and Control Principles, Techniques and Applications” led by Dr
Hans Georg Zimmermann, Principal Research Scientist, Siemens AG.
• “Seasonality Issues and Tourism Forecasting” led by Dr Kulendran
• “Forecasting for Intermittent Demand” led by Hans
Levenback, PhD, Delphus, Inc.
The International Institute of Forecasters is a non-profit
organisation founded in 1981. The Institute holds annual symposia and workshops and
edits The International Journal of Forecasting and the
practitioner’s journal Foresight: The International Journal of
PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism
Management in Hong Kong is a leading provider of hospitality education in the
Asia Pacific region. It is ranked No. 4 among the world’s top
hotel and tourism schools based on research and scholarship,
according to a study published in the Journal of Hospitality &
Tourism Research in 2005.
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