useR! 2004

Torsten Hothorn Torsten.Hothorn at
Tue Nov 11 08:49:05 CET 2003

We are happy to announce that the first R user conference

  useR! 2004

is scheduled for May 20-22 2004 and will take place at the Vienna
University of Technology.

The conference will focus on
  - giving an overview of the new features of the rapidly evolving R project,
  - providing a platform for R users to discuss and exchange ideas how R can
    be used to do statistical computations, data analysis, visualization and
    exciting applications in various fields.

A huge amount of exciting features and innovations came up in the last
releases of R. How these features can be used efficiently will be presented in
keynote lectures given by R core team members, addressing hot topics such as
  - grid Graphics
  - Good Programming Practice
  - Dynamic Documents
  - Language Interfaces
  - Packaging and Quality Assurance
  - Datamining and Large Databases

Speakers will include Peter Dalgaard, Kurt Hornik, Fritz Leisch, Paul Murrell
and Brian D. Ripley.

Oral and poster presentations will be a platform to bring together R users,
contributers, package maintainers and developers in the S spirit that
`users are developers'. People from different fields will show us how they solve
problems with R in fascinating applications. The sessions are organized by
members of the program committee, including Axel Benner, Roger Bivand, Dirk
Eddelbuettel, John Fox, Kurt Hornik, Stefano Iacus, Steffen L. Lauritzen,
Friedrich Leisch, Uwe Ligges and Martin Theus, and will cover topics such as
  - Finance & Econometrics
  - Visualization & Graphics
  - Spatial Statistics
  - Biostatistics
  - Graphical Models
  - and many more.

After the official presentations, Vienna's famous wine and beer pubs, cafes
and restaurants proofed to be a very stimulating environment for fruitful
discussions at previous meetings of the R community like this year's DSC 2003.

We invite all R users to submit abstracts on topics presenting innovations or
exciting applications of R. A web page offering more information on the `useR!'
conference, abstract submission, registration and Vienna is available at

We hope to meet you in Vienna!

For the organizing committee:

Torsten Hothorn, Achim Zeileis and David Meyer.

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