F4SG 2022

Forecasting for Social Good Workshop & ISF invited sessions

F4SG Workshop   |   10th July, 2022

ISF invited sessions   |   11th - 13 th July, 2022

Oxford, England

While there is a growing recognition by agencies, organizations, and governments that data-driven decision making tools, like forecasting models, can offer significant improvements to the societies they are working to improve, there is not a cohesive body of research that offers guidance on how to best implement, understand, use, and evaluate forecasting methods for societal impact in practice. Furthermore, the research on forecasting for social good has been relatively slow and sporadic, both in academic publications and practical applications. The goal of this workshop is thus 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.

For more information check out F4SG-IIF section and www.f4sg.org.


If you would like to organise a special session (with 3-4 talks, each 20 minutes) or a panel, please contact: Buket Cilali (buket.cilali@ou.edu)

Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

Health and Healthcare
Humanitarian and disaster relief operations

Social Services
Sustainability Ethics

Fraud, collusion, and corruption
Immigration & cross-border mobility
Public safety, criminal justice, and security

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:  March 01, 2022 (Closed) 
Registration deadline for presenters:  May 09, 2022
F4SG Workshop:  July 10, 2022
F4SG invited sessions - ISF:  July 11-July 13, 2022



Rob J. Hyndman Professor of Statistics
Monash University


Yael Grushka-Cockayne Professor of Business Administration
University of Virginia


Elizabeth LaCroix Technical Advisor
Population Services International


Maarten Van Smeden Associate Professor, Medical statistician and epidemiologist
University Medical Center Utrecht


Sunday July 10, 2022 (In-person + virtual)
F4SG invited sessions - ISF
11 -13 July 2022
The following F4SG invited sessions will be organised during the International Symposium of Forecasting (ISF):
  1. Privacy and Fairness in Forecasting
  2. Forecasting for emergency healthcare
  3. Wastewater Epidemiology
  4. Forecasting and effective altruism
  5. Forecasting Models to support distribution of donated supply in Hunger Relief Organizations
The F4SG invited session schedule will be announced when ISF releases the full program.


To register for the Sunday, 10 July Workshop, select either online or in-person. To attend F4SG invited sessions on 11-13 July 2022, you must also register to attend the ISF 2022.

Registration Deadline for presenters: May 09, 2022


Organizing Committee:

General Chair:   Dr. Bahman Rostami-Tabar (Cardiff University)
Dr. Michael Porter (University of Virginia)
Ms. Buket Cilali (University of Oklahoma)
Dr. Aziz Ezzat (Rutgers University)