[R-SIG-Finance] R/Finance 2011: Call for Papers: Now with prices and travel money

Joshua Ulrich josh.m.ulrich at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 20:16:32 CET 2011

A friendly reminder that the call for papers submission deadline is in
approximately two weeks.

On behalf of the committee,
Joshua Ulrich  |  FOSS Trading: www.fosstrading.com

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> Dear R / Finance community,
> The preparations for R/Finance 2011 are progressing, and due to favourable
> responses from the different sponsors we contacted, we are now able to offer
>  a) a competition for best paper, which given the focus of the conference
>     will award for both an 'academic' paper and an 'industry' paper
>  b) availability of travel grants for up to two graduate students provided
>     suitable papers were accepted for presentations
> More details are below in the updated Call for Papers. Please feel free to
> re-circulate this Call for Papers with collegues, students and other
> associations.
> Cheers, and Season's Greeting,
> Dirk (on behalf of the organizing / program committee)
> Call for Papers:
> R/Finance 2011: Applied Finance with R
> April 29 and 30, 2011
> Chicago, IL, USA
> The third annual R/Finance conference for applied finance using R will be
> held this spring in Chicago, IL, USA on April 29 and 30, 2011.  The two-day
> conference will cover topics including portfolio management, time series
> analysis, advanced risk tools, high-performance computing, market
> microstructure and econometrics. All will be discussed within the context of
> using R as a primary tool for financial risk management, portfolio
> construction, and trading.
> Complete papers or one-page abstracts (in txt or pdf format) are invited to
> be submitted for consideration. Academic and practitioner proposals related
> to R are encouraged. We welcome submissions for full talks, abbreviated
> "lightning talks", and for a limited number of pre-conference (longer)
> seminar sessions.
> Presenters are strongly encouraged to provide working R code to accompany the
> presentation/paper.  Data sets should also be made public for the purposes of
> reproducibility (though we realize this may be limited due to contracts with
> data vendors). Preference may be given to presenters who have released R
> packages.
> The conference will award two $1000 prizes for best paper: one for best
> practitioner-oriented paper and one for best academic-oriented paper.
> Further, to defray costs for graduate students, two travel and expense grants
> of up to $500 each will be awarded to graduate students whose papers are
> accepted.  To be eligible, a submission must be a full paper; extended
> abstracts are not eligible.
> Please send submissions to: committee "at" RinFinance.com
> The submission deadline is February 15th, 2011.  Early submissions may
> receive early acceptance and scheduling.  The graduate student grant winners
> will be notified by February 23rd, 2011.
> Submissions will be evaluated and submitters notified via email on a rolling
> basis. Determination of whether a presentation will be a long presentation or
> a lightning talk will be made once the full list of presenters is known.
> R/Finance 2009 and 2010 included attendees from around the world and featured
> keynote presentations from prominent academics and practitioners. 2009-2010
> presenters names and presentations are online at the conference website. We
> anticipate another exciting line-up for 2011---including keynote
> presentations from John Bollinger, Mebane Faber, Stefano Iacus, and Louis
> Kates.  Additional details will be announced via the conference website
> http://www.RinFinance.com/ as they become available.
> For the program committee:
>        Gib Bassett, Peter Carl, Dirk Eddelbuettel, Brian Peterson,
>        Dale Rosenthal, Jeffrey Ryan, Joshua Ulrich
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