About the Conference
the R user conference,
took place at the Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA campus of the
National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST)
from 2010-07-21 to
2010-07-23. Pre-conference tutorials took place
on July 20.
The conference is organized by NIST
and funded by the R
Foundation for Statistical Computing.
useR! 2008, and
conferences, the conference is focused on:
- R as the `lingua franca' of data analysis and
- 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 project.
As for the predecessor conferences, the program consists
of two parts:
- invited lectures discussing new R developments and
exciting applications of R,
- user-contributed presentations reflecting the wide
range of fields in which R is used to analyze data.
A major goal of the
is to bring users from various fields together and provide a platform
for discussion and exchange of ideas: both in the formal framework of
presentations as well as in the informal part of the conference in
Prior to the
conference, on 2010-07-20, there are tutorials
offered at the conference site. Each tutorial has a length of 3 hours
and takes place either in the morning or afternoon.
- Invited speakers:
Frank Harrell Jr,
Jan de Leeuw,
H. D. Vinod,
Antonio Possolo, Daniel Samarov,
Call for Papers
We invited all R users to
presenting innovations or exciting applications of R
on 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
- Social network analysis
- Spatial Statistics
- Statistics in the Social and Political Sciences
- Visualization & Graphics
- and many more.
Timeline of the Conference
of the conference will start the morning of Wednesday, July 21,
and end in the afternoon on Friday, July 23.
Prior to the conference, on Tuesday, July 20, several half-day
will be held.
The social program
will consist of an opening reception (on Tuesday, July 20),
reception combined with a poster session (on Wednesday, July 21),
and a conference dinner (on Thursday, July 22).
of NIST has generously contributed
funding to subsidize conference fees and travel expenses for those who
would otherwise find it difficult to attend. If you wish to apply for
this financial support, please send an application to
Kevin Coakley (kevin.coakley at nist.gov) by April
15, 2010. Include a brief CV, a copy of your abstract if you have
submitted one, and a statement that describes
your motivation to attend the conference
and an amount of support required.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
funds may be available to support travel and
accommodation for graduate students and junior faculty at U.S.
post-secondary institutions. The
allocation will be based on merit and need; women and minority candidates
are encouraged to apply. NSF regulations require the use of US carriers
when at all possible.
If you wish to apply for this financial support, please send an
application to Luke Tierney (luke at stat.uiowa.edu)
by April 15, 2010.
Include a brief CV, a copy of your abstract if you have submitted one,
and a statement that demonstrates your eligibility, your need
for support, and an amount of support required. Students should include a
letter of support from their supervisor.
Potential sponsors of the conference can find more information
Transportation between NIST and at least the following hotels will be provided:
Note that booking via the group rate may be only slightly less expensive (and in the case of
the Sleep Inn, possibly more expensive) than the ``Advance Purchase'' rate available to the
general public via the hotel websites. The advantage of booking with the group rate is that
you will be refunded if you need to cancel your trip and you provide the hotel 72 hours
Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville: use Group Identification 'NRU' to book for the rate of
$129/night, without breakfast.
Sleep Inn Rockville: use the following
to book for a group rate of $89/night, including breakfast.
Gaithersburg: current rate of $54/night, without breakfast.
Please inform the organizing committee at
useR-2010 at R-project.org if you would like transportation between
NIST and a hotel other than the three listed above.
Information regarding additional options for accomodation near NIST is
The NIST webpage links to information about the institute. Also note that
there is a NIST YouTube channel.
Information regarding traveling to NIST is here. The
program booklet (PDF) also includes some
information regarding travel logistics.
Date & Location
July 21-23, 2010
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD, 20899, USA
- open submission of abstracts
- open registration
- tutorial submission deadline
- early registration deadline
- submission deadline for abstracts
- Before 2010-03-15
- notification of acceptance
- registration deadline
(later registration NOT possible on site)
- conference start
- conference end