2nd International Workshop on Forecasting for Social Good

F4SG 2021: The 2nd International Workshop on Forecasting for Social Good follows the success of F4SG 2018 and the International Journal of Forecasting’s special issue on Forecasting for Social Good. The Workshop takes place at the KEDGE Business School Bordeaux campus. MIDAS member Nicholas Reich is a Keynote Speaker.

Call for submissions: now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Both abstracts on academic forecasting research and applications in forecasting practice are welcome.


Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: March 20, 2021
  • Notification to authors: March 27, 2021
  • Registration deadline: April 15, 2021


The goal of this workshop is to improve the research and practice in issues related to forecasting for social good by: facilitating interactions between practitioners, researchers, and policy makers to develop a cohesive and sustainable network of international collaborations with a focus on issues related to forecasting for social good; promoting the development of new methodology and metrics to address the specific challenges related to forecasting for social good; providing professional development to policy makers; gaining a better understanding of the available data, challenges in data acquisition, and the uncertainty present in the data used to produce forecasts; and, addressing the ethical issues related to the use of forecasting methods for problems that impact society.

The F4SG has a special focus on facilitating the professional growth of early career faculty, postdocs, and students who will likely play a leading role in the field of forecasting for social good in the coming years.