[R] useR! 2006

From: Torsten Hothorn <Torsten.Hothorn_at_rzmail.uni-erlangen.de>
Date: Fri 22 Jul 2005 - 19:59:37 EST

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

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 2005-09-30).

KEYNOTE LECTURES 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

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

USER-CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS 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, Ramón Díaz-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

PRE-CONFERENCE TUTORIALS 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@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! 2004'.

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!

The organizing committee:

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

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