[R] Call for Abstracts for useR! 2012

Frank Harrell f.harrell at Vanderbilt.Edu
Sat Dec 24 15:14:13 CET 2011

The international R User Conference useR! 2012 will be held June 12-15 
at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with a 
pre-conference full-day course offered on June 11.

     Participants are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract for oral 
or poster presentation at the conference. Half-day tutorials will be 
held in the morning and afternoon of June 12th. For tutorials, please 
submit a one-page proposal with course outline and narrative description 
along with the target audience. Note that the deadline for tutorial 
proposals is January 15. All innovative and interesting applications of 
R are suitable. A list of topics from past conferences is available at 
the conference website:


     Contributed oral presentations will be allowed 17 minutes, followed 
by 3 minutes discussion. Following last year's success, all participants 
are invited to present a Lightning Talk, for which no abstract is 
required. The format for Lightning Talks is a 15-slide version of Pecha 
Kucha. Participants wishing to give a Lightning Talk must provide an 
informative title on their registration form.

     For regular talks and posters, please use the recently updated 
LaTeX or Microsoft Word/LibreOffice Writer abstract templates available 
at the conference website:


The deadlines for abstract and tutorial proposals are as follows:

Tutorial Submission: Jan 1 - Jan 15
Tutorial Acceptance Notification: Jan 16 - Jan 23
Abstract Submission: Jan 1 - Mar 12
Abstract Acceptance Notification: Mar 13 - Apr 15

The preferred method of abstract and tutorial proposal submission is via 
the web form at the conference website:


Participants may register online beginning January 23rd. If earlier 
registration is preferred, please contact Stephania McNeal-Goddard using 
the contact information here:


See http://journal.r-project.org/archive/2011-2/RJournal_2011-2.pdf for 
an article about the conference with more details, including a list of 
some of the major Nashville area entertainment events occurring around 
the time of the conference.

We look forward to seeing you at useR! 2012 in Nashville!

Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chairman      School of Medicine
                    Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University

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