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Fellow Forecasters!

We have the pleasure of co-chairing the “Forecasting and Time Series Predictions” stream of special sessions to be held at EURO 2012 conference, to be held on 8- 11 July 2012, in Vilnius, Lithuania (

We would like to personally invite you, both researchers and practitioners, to propose a special session to be organised within this stream - on any particular forecasting related topic you are interested in - or to present a paper in one of the accepted special sessions or in the general session on Forecasting.

We look forward to seeing you in Vilnius!
Dr. Sven F. Crone
Prof. Antonio J. Rodrigues
Prof. Aris Syntetos

Dr. Sven F. Crone
Assistant Professor in Management Science (Lecturer)
Deputy Director, Lancaster Research Centre for Forecasting

Sven F. Crone is an Assistant Professor in Management Science at Lancaster University, UK, where his research on forecasting with artificial intelligence has resulted in 40+ peer reviewed articles (including EJOR, JORS, IJF) and received international awards. As the Deputy Director of the Lancaster Centre for Forecasting, with 15 members of staff & PhD students one of the largest units dedicated to business forecasting, Crone has more than 10 years of consultancy experience in corporate projects, including supply chain forecasting (e.g. Beiersdorf, Sanofi-Aventis, Bayer, Celanese, Hapag-Lloyd), retail forecasting (e.g. Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury, Wilkinsons), and utilities demand and price forecasting (e.g. DONG, Codelco). Crone regularly provides corporate training courses for the Forecasting Centre, IBF and IEEE worldwide as well as custom-made in-house courses. He has been a regular speaker at 50+ academic and practitioner conferences, including keynotes at SAS' Business Forecasting Conferences F2006 & 2009 and SAS' Data Mining Conference M2009, and served as the conference co-chair of SAS' Analytics Conference 2011 in Orlando.

Lancaster University Management School
Department of Management Science
Lancaster LA1 4YX, United Kingdom

Tel +44 (1524) 592991 direct

Dr/Prof Antonio J. Rodrigues, PhD

Antonio Rodrigues is, since 2002, Associate Professor of Operations Research at Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. His research — publications, theses supervision and applied projects — spread across time series forecasting, decision support systems, neural networks, systems analysis and simulation, and risk analysis. Currently, he's mainly involved in a NATO sponsored project in the area of defense, relating to all the above topics

University of Lisbon
Operations Research Center
1749-016 Lisboa

Tel. (+351) 217500027

Professor Aris A. Syntetos, Ph.D.
Operations Management, Management Science and Statistics

Aris A. Syntetos is Professor of Operational Research (OR) and Operations Management (OM) at the University of Salford. His research interests relate primarily to supply chain forecasting and inventory management/modeling and he has published widely in this area. He has also conducted numerous research projects and knowledge transfer partnerships funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Royal Society and the Technology Strategy Board, UK. Aris is a co-editor in chief of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (Oxford University Press) and Associate Editor (Viewpoints) of the Journal of the Operational Research Society (Palgrave McMillan). He serves at the Executive Committee of the International Society for Inventories Research (ISIR) and the General Council of the Operational Research Society.

Salford Business School
University of Salford
Maxwell Building
M5 4WT, UK

Tel. ++ 44 (0)161 295 5804




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