Fashion sales forecasting with a panel data-based particle-filter model

Shuyun Ren, Tsan Ming Choi, Na Liu

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In this paper, we propose and explore a novel panel data-based particle-filter (PDPF) model to conduct fashion sales forecasting. We evaluate the performance of proposed model by using real data collected from the fashion industry. The experimental results indicate that the proposed panel data models outperform both the traditional statistical and intelligent methods, which provide strong evidence on the importance of employing the panel-data approach. Further analysis reveals that: 1) our proposed PDPF method yields a better forecasting result in item-based sales forecasting than in color-based sales forecasting; 2) a larger degree of Granger causality relationship between sales and price will imply a better sales forecasting result of the PDPF model; 3) increasing the amount of historical data does not necessarily improve forecasting accuracy; and 4) the PDPF method is suitable for conducting fashion sales forecasting with limited data. These findings provide novel insights on the use of panel data for conducting fashion sales forecasting.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6883236
Pages (from-to)411-421
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015


  • Fashion sales forecasting
  • industrial problems
  • panel data analysis
  • particle filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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