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CfP - ISF 2006 - Forecasting with Neural Networks

From: www.neural-forecasting.com <neural-forecasting@crone.de>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 00:17:17 +0100
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Special Track & Forecasting Competition on 

@ The 26th International Symposium on Forecasting 2006
June 11-14, 2006, Santander, Spain


Dear Researchers and Practitioners!
You are invited to submit an abstract related to the theory and practice of
forecasting with artificial neural networks to the special track at the 2006
International Symposium of Forecasting. All accepted and presented abstracts
will be invited to submit full papers to be considered for post conference
publication. Please find instructions below or visit the special session
website at http://www.neural-forecasting.com/ISF_2006.htm 

To participate & receive updates, please indicate your interest by sending
an empty email to s.crone@neural-forecasting.com with "ISF2006 info" in the
subject line.

General CfP
We invite abstracts related to the theory and practice of forecasting with
neural networks, describing new techniques, methods and models and novel
applications. Particular emphasis is given to submissions related to the use
of NN in changing environments, the 2006 ISF theme. We strongly encourage
submissions from practitioners documenting successful AND unsuccessful novel
applications of NN in practice. A list of topics of interest is given below:

Methods (include but are not limited to):
- artificial neural networks (all paradigms)
- feedforward & recurrent
- single methods & ensembles
- support vector machines & regression
- NN related & hybrid soft computing methods
- etc.

Applications (include but are not limited to):
- business forecasting & demand planning
- time series prediction & analysis 
- predictive classification & data mining
- etc.

- Use of NN in changing environments
- Stability & retraining of networks
- Principles of modelling NN for forecasting
- Data-preprocessing for NN forecasting 
- Model selection of NN candidates
- etc.

Forecasting Competition CfP
In addition to the general track, we invite submissions to a "forecasting
competition". As in the previous year, we invite research and practitioner
teams to participate in a forecasting competition open to neural networks
and methods from computational intelligence. The 2006 competition will focus
on river flood forecasting and will be organised by Chris Dawson. To present
results each participant must also submit an abstract and register at the
conference. More information and datasets may be found at

Submission of Abstracts / Papers 
Prospective authors are invited to submit their abstract (limit of 300
words, Arial, 10pt, no mathematics, no references, a blank line between
paragraphs) electronically on the conference website www.isf2006.org
following the guidelines posted there. The review process will contain at
least two independent reviewers. For the forecasting competition, the
abstract should describe the NN model and modelling process applied. Full
submissions in a Springer publication on "Advances in Forecasting with
Neural Networks" will be encouraged after the conference. All submissions
must be received by February 28th 2006. 

Conference Information 
The 26th International Symposium on Forecasting, organised annually by the
International Institute of Forecasting, is the premier conference for
researchers and practitioners in forecasting. The 2005 conference in San
Antonio attracted over 200 presentations in all areas of forecasting, with
31 presentations dedicated to neural networks for forecasting in 7 sessions,
spread across 3 tracks of NN theory, NN applications and a NN forecasting
competition. It comprised one of the largest gatherings focussed on neural
forecasting in 2006 and provided a premier opportunity for networking within
the field. All recent ISF conferences have hosted a dedicated track on NN in
addition to various submissions to alternative tracks of nonlinear methods,
and application focused tracks such as financial forecasting, forecasting in
sports etc 

The Symposium will be held at the Magdalena Palace, the former summer
residence of the Kings of Spain, in Santander's historic peninsula which
boasts superb views of Santander's famous harbour. The organisers are
looking forward to giving you a taste of Spanish hospitality and special
impressions of their splendid city and exciting country! For Information on
Santander please follow the links from the conference website at

Important Dates 
February 28th, 2006 Abstracts due
March 27th, 2006 Notification of acceptance
April 17th, 2006 Registration deadline
June 11-14, 2006 25th International Symposium on Forecasting 2006
August 2006 Call for Post-conference publications

Contact Information 

Track Chair
Sven F. Crone

Lancaster University
Research Centre for Forecasting
Dept. of Management Science
Centre for Forecasting

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