Call for papers: Innovations in hierarchical forecasting

There is a new call for papers for a special issue of the International Journal of Forecasting on “Innovations in hierarchical forecasting”.

Guest editors: George Athanasopoulos, Rob J Hyndman, Anastasios Panagiotelis, and Nikolaos Kourentzes.

Submission deadline: 31 August 2021.

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Co-authorships for sale

This is an interesting development! How many papers are published by bogus authors, and what is the going price for a coauthorship? Needless to say, this is appalling and contrary to every academic integrity policy I’ve seen. See the Monash authorship policy for example. Dear Hyndman, Rob J. Hope you are doing well. I write this letter on behalf of authors seeking to co-publish. We have seen your previous works (https://www.

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Contraceptive forecasting competition

Here’s an interesting new forecasting competition that came via my inbox this week. Contraceptive access is vital to safe motherhood, healthy families, and prosperous communities. Greater access to contraceptives enables couples and individuals to determine whether, when, and how often to have children. In low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) around the world, health systems are often unable to accurately predict the quantity of contraceptives necessary for each health service delivery site, in part due to insufficient data, limited staff capacity, and inadequate systems.

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Recent publications

  • Florian Eckert, Rob J Hyndman, Anastasios Panagiotelis (2020) Forecasting Swiss Exports using Bayesian Forecast Reconciliation. European Journal of Operational Research, to appear. Abstract DOI  pdf
  • Mahdi Abolghasemi, Rob J Hyndman, Evangelos Spiliotis, Christoph Bergmeir (2020) Model selection in reconciling hierarchical time series. Abstract  pdf
  • Sayani Gupta, Rob J Hyndman, Dianne Cook and Antony Unwin (2020) Visualizing probability distributions across bivariate cyclic temporal granularities. Abstract  pdf
  • Bahman Rostami-Tabar, Mohammad M Ali, Tao Hong, Rob J Hyndman, Michael D Porter, Aris Syntetos (2020) Forecasting for Social Good. Abstract  pdf
  • Rob J Hyndman, Yijun Zeng, Han Lin Shang (2020) Forecasting the old-age dependency ratio to determine a sustainable pension age. Abstract  pdf

Recent and upcoming seminars

  • Ten years of forecast reconciliation. (27 October 2020) More info...
  • The geometry of forecast reconciliation. (28 August 2020) More info...
  • Ensemble forecasts using fable. (14 August 2020) More info...
  • Podcast episode: the curious quant. (19 July 2020) More info...
  • Forecasting the Future & the Future of Forecasting. (27 May 2020) More info...