The Future of Forecasting Competitions: Design Attributes and Principles

  title={The Future of Forecasting Competitions: Design Attributes and Principles},
  author={Spyros Makridakis and Chris Fry and Fotios Petropoulos and Evangelos Spiliotis},
  journal={INFORMS Journal on Data Science},
Forecasting competitions are the equivalent of laboratory experimentation widely used in physical and life sciences. They provide useful, objective information to improve the theory and practice of forecasting, advancing the field, expanding its usage, and enhancing its value to decision and policymakers. We describe 10 design attributes to be considered when organizing forecasting competitions, taking into account trade-offs between optimal choices and practical concerns, such as costs, as… 

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