Dr Sven Crone

Lecturer

Research Interests

Reserach interrest are centered around Forecasting for Logistics and Supply Chain Management with methods of statistics and artificial neural networks, and Data Mining.

Current topics include the use of neural networks for simultaneous forecasting and safety stock calculation in inventory managent using asymmetric objetcive functions (motivated from marginal costs of the managerial decision process), forecasting model selection for SAP APO DP, and forecasting with neural networks for FMCG companies. General research directions encompass Management Science, i.e. Operational Research and Information Systems in the domains of Demand Planning within Inventory Management for Supply Chain Management & Operations Management, and extend in two mayor directions: Forecasting and Data Mining.

Current topics - also for PhD supervision - inlcude:

  • Forecasting --> Methods, applications, processes and information systems for Demand Planning in Logistics and Supply Chain Management; design and use of Advanced Planning Systems (APS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems, in particular SAP APO DP, for forecasting; model selection using statistics and / or machine (meta) learning; model parameterisation of statistical models using alternative objective functions;
  • Neural Networks for Forecasting --> Methods & applications for fully automatic Forecasting, e.g of seasonal, intermittent and generally instationary time series (outliers and level shifts); objective Functions for Neural Networks; Computational Intelligence methods (e.g. support vector regression) in forecasting and Data Mining
  • Neural Networks for Data Mining --> Methods & applications for Data Mining, Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence; impact of preprocessing on data mining methods in marketing and credit scoring

IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN'13
Participation in conference

IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining
Participation in conference

Predictive Analytics World 2012
Participation in conference

European Conference on Operational Research
Participation in conference

International Symposium on Forecasting, Annual Conference
Participation in conference

A2012, The 4th SAS Annual Analytics Conference
Participation in conference

A2011, the 2011 SAS Analytics Conference
Participation in conference

IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
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International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)
Participation in conference

SAS Utilities roundtable
Participation in conference

ISF'11, the 2011 International Symposium on Forecasting
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ISF'11, the 2011 International Symposium on Forecasting
Participation in conference

University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, WFI School of Management
Visiting an external academic institution

University of Southampton
Visiting an external academic institution

IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
Participation in conference

International Journal of Forecasting (Journal)
Editorial activity

A2010, the 2nd SAS Annual Analytics Conference
Participation in conference

2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence
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2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence
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DMIN'10, the 2010 International Conference on Data Mining
Participation in conference

DMIN'10, the 2010 International Conference on Data Mining
Participation in conference

ISF'10, the 2010 International Symposium on Forecasting
Participation in conference

F2010, the 4th SAS Conference on Business Forecasting
Participation in conference

University of Oviedo
Visiting an external academic institution

IBF'10 Institute of Business Forecasting Conference on Supply Chain Forecasting
Participation in conference

IBF'10 International Conference on Supply Chain Forecasting
Participation in conference

Annals of Information Systems (Journal)
Editorial activity

Fordham University
Visiting an external academic institution

Operations Research Society of South Africa Conference '09
Participation in conference

Operations Research Society of South Africa Conference '09
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EURO XXIII - 23rd European Conference on Operational Research
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DMIN'09, the 2009 International Conference on Data Mining
Participation in conference

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (External organisation)
Membership of committee

ORSSA'09, the 2009 Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society of South Africa
Participation in conference

International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)
Participation in conference

ISF'09, the 2009 International Symposium on Forecasting
Participation in conference

IEEE & INNS International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
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13th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
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IEEE & INNS International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
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GOR Meeting of the Working Group on Forecasting
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BAQMAR'08, the 2008 Annual Conference of the Belgian Association for Quantitative Direct Marketing Research
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M2008, the 2008 SAS International Data Mining Conference
Participation in conference

IBF'08, European Supply Chain Forecasting Conference of the Institute of Business Forecasting
Participation in conference

ESTSP'08, the 2008 European Symposium on Time Series Prediction
Participation in conference

German OR Association
Participation in conference

DMIN'08, the 2008 International Conference on Data Mining
Participation in conference

International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)
Participation in conference

ISF'08, the 2008 International Symposium on Forecasting
Participation in conference

ISF'08, the 2008 International Symposium on Forecasting
Participation in conference

IEEE & INNS International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
Participation in conference

ISF'08, the 2008 International Symposium on Forecasting
Participation in conference

UK KDD'09, the 2009 UK Annual Symposium on Data Mining by the British Computer Society
Participation in conference

ISF'08, the 2008 International Symposium on Forecasting
Participation in conference

DMIN'08, the 2008 International Conference on Data Mining
Participation in conference

ISF'08, the 2008 International Symposium on Forecasting
Participation in conference

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (Journal)
Publication peer-review

International Journal of Forecasting (Journal)
Publication peer-review

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Model Specification with Neural Networks and Support Vector Regression – a Meta Experiment
Invited talk

Neurocomputing (Journal)
Publication peer-review

European Journal of Operational Research (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of the Operational Research Society (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Computers and Operations Research (Journal)
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Decision Support Systems (Journal)
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Computational Management Science (Journal)
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN) (Journal)
Editorial activity

Soft Computing (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) (Journal)
Editorial activity

2009 German OR Society PhD Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

"Prof. Herbert Jacob Award" of the University of Hamburg
Prize (including medals and awards)

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting

  • Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting
  • Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre
  • STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training