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The science conference from May 8 - 11, 2017 will include keynote talks along with contributed presentations and posters. Abstracts are solicited on all aspects of verification methodology. Note that the focus of abstracts and presentations should be on the methodology rather than application of the methods to specific datasets.

Abstract submission deadline is February 27, 2017

Conference registration has been extended to April 27, 2017.

Subjects of interest include but are not limited to:

  • verification of high impact weather and extremes,

  • properties of verification methods,

  • use of alternative observations,

  • observation uncertainty,

  • verification methods for data sparse areas (e.g. polar regions),

  • user-oriented verification and estimation of forecast value,

  • methods for verification of probability and ensemble forecasts,

  • spatial verification methods, and verification approaches,

  • software and measures used to evaluate operational predictions, including verification methods used to justify upgrades to operational models.

  • in keeping with the main theme, papers focused on the adaptation of established methods to different space and time scales, for example subseasonal to seasonal and longer-term forecasts and projections, are particularly welcome.

The science conference will also feature the results of the “Forecast Verification Challenge” for development of a user-oriented verification method, including a keynote presentation by the winning entrant. Further information on the verification challenge is available here.

Details of the program will be posted as they become available.

Venue: the science conference will take place at the "VKU Forum", Invalidenstraße 91, 10115 Berlin, for more information see local information.