[R] useR! 2006

Torsten Hothorn Torsten.Hothorn at rzmail.uni-erlangen.de
Fri Jul 22 11:59:37 CEST 2005

We are happy to announce that the second R user conference

                        useR! 2006

is scheduled for June 15-17 2006 and will take place at the Vienna
University of Economics and Business Administration.

This second world-meeting of the R user community will focus on
  - R as the `lingua franca' of data analysis and statistical computing,
  - 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,
  - giving an overview of the new features of the rapidly evolving R

As for the predecessor conference, the program will consist of two parts:
keynote lectures and user-contributed sessions (abstract submission will be
available online starting from October 2005). Prior to the conference, there
will be tutorials on R (proposals for tutorials should be sent before


R becomes the standard computing engine in more and more disciplines, both
in academia and the business world. How R is used in different areas will be
presented in keynote lectures addressing hot topics including
  - Marketing
  - Teaching
  - R on Different Platforms
  - Graphics
  - History of S and R

Speakers will include John M. Chambers, John Fox, Stefan Iacus, Uwe
Ligges, Paul Murrell, Peter Rossi, Simon Urbanek and Sanford Weisberg.


The sessions 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 Claudio Agostinelli, Roger
Bivand, Peter Buehlmann, Ramón Díaz-Uriarte, Sandrine Dudoit, Dirk
Eddelbuettel, Frank Harrell, Simon Jackman, Roger Koenker, Uwe Ligges, Andrew
Martin, Balasubramanian Narasimhan, Peter Rossi, Anthony Rossini, Gerhard
Tutz and Antony Unwin and will cover topics such as
  - Applied Statistics & Biostatistics
  - Bayesian Statistics
  - Bioinformatics
  - Econometrics & Finance
  - Machine Learning
  - Marketing
  - Robust Statistics
  - Spatial Statistics
  - Statistics in the Social and Political Sciences
  - Teaching
  - Visualization & Graphics
  - and many more.


Before the start of the official program, half-day tutorials will be offered
on Wednesday, June 14th, including a lecture on R graphics by Paul Murrell.
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 2005-09-30 to useR-2006 at R-project.org.

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 last year's `useR!

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



  - registration: starting October 2005
  - online abstract submission: starting October 2005
  - submission deadline of tutorial proposals: 2005-09-30
  - early registration deadline: 2006-01-31
  - submission deadline of abstracts: 2006-02-28
  - registration deadline: 2006-05-31

We hope to meet you in Vienna!

The organizing committee:

Torsten Hothorn, Achim Zeileis, David Meyer, Bettina Gruen,
Kurt Hornik and Friedrich Leisch

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