[R] useR! 2008
Uwe.Ligges at r-project.org
Fri Aug 3 14:48:47 CEST 2007
We are happy to announce that the R user conference
is scheduled for August 12-14, 2008, and will take place at the
University of Dortmund.
As for the predecessor conferences, the program will consist of two parts:
invited lectures and user-contributed sessions (abstract submission will
be available online starting from December 2007). Prior to the
conference, there will be tutorials on R (proposals for tutorials should
be sent before 2007-10-31).
Invited speakers will include
Peter Bühlmann, John Fox, Kurt Hornik, Gary King, Duncan Murdoch,
Jean Thioulouse, Graham J. Williams, and Keith Worsley.
The sessions will be a platform to bring together R users, contributors,
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
Micah Altman, Roger Bivand, Peter Dalgaard, Jan de Leeuw,
Ramón Díaz-Uriarte, Spencer Graves, Leonhard Held, Torsten Hothorn,
François Husson, Christian Kleiber, Friedrich Leisch, Andy Liaw,
Martin Mächler, Kate Mullen, Ei-ji Nakama, Thomas Petzold,
Martin Theus, and Heather Turner.
The program will cover topics such as
* Applied Statistics & Biostatistics
* Bayesian Statistics
* Chemometrics and Computational Physics
* Data Mining
* Econometrics & Finance
* Environmetrics & Ecological Modeling
* High Performance Computing
* Machine Learning
* Marketing & Business Analytics
* Robust Statistics
* Spatial Statistics
* Statistics in the Social and Political Sciences
* Visualization & Graphics
* and many more.
Before the official program, half-day tutorials will be offered
on Monday, August 11th.
We invite R users to submit proposals for three hour tutorials on
special topics on R. The proposals should give a brief description of
the tutorial, including goals, detailed outline, justification why the
tutorial is important, background knowledge required and potential
attendees. The proposals should be sent before 2007-10-31 to
useR-2008 at R-project.org.
A web page offering more information on the `useR!' conference is
In the past, Dortmund was famous for coal, steel and the beer industry -
quite typical for a city in the Ruhrgebiet. Today, Dortmund evolves to a
city with high tech industry, exhibitions and service companies.
Dortmund's football (i.e. soccer) club is world famous and attracts
roughly 80000 people on a regular basis.
2007-10-31: submission deadline of tutorial proposals
2007-12-01: start of registration
2007-12-01: start of online abstract submission
2008-03-31: early registration deadline:
2008-03-31: submission deadline of abstracts
2008-05-15: notification of acceptance
2008-05-31: regular registration deadline
2008-07-25: registration deadline
We hope to meet you in Dortmund!
The conference committee:
Uwe Ligges (conference), Achim Zeileis (program), Claus Weihs,
Gerd Kopp (local organization), Friedrich Leisch, Torsten Hothorn
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