The R Foundation actively supports two conference series, organized regularly by members from the R community:
A rough outline of the format for the respective conferences is given below; both conference formats were developed by the Austrian Association for Statistical Computing (AASC) in cooperation with the R Foundation for Statistical Computing.
The R Foundation is also endorsing a small number of conferences in under-supported regions to encourage the development of the local R community, particularly in academic and scientific research. Endorsed events are listed below.
Conference-related activities are co-ordinated by the “R Foundation Conference Committee” (RFCC) currently consisting of Julie Josse (Ecole Polytechnique), Heather Turner and Achim Zeileis (Universität Innsbruck) plus ex officio secretary and treasurer of the R Foundation. The RFCC can be contacted by email at Rfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The R Foundation has a policy requiring codes of conduct at R conferences.
This is the main meeting of the R user and developer community, its program consisting of both invited and user-contributed presentations:
Usually, no proceedings are published for useR! conferences.
useR! 2020, Boston, MA, USA.
useR! 2019, Toulouse, France.
useR! 2018, Brisbane, Australia.
useR! 2017, Brussels, Belgium.
useR! 2016, Stanford, CA, USA.
useR! 2015, Aalborg, Denmark.
DSC is a conference for the developers of statistical software and researchers in statistical computing which is somewhat focused on but not exclusively devoted to R. It aims at providing a platform for exchanging ideas about developments in statistical computing (rather than `only’ the usage of statistical software for applications).
DSC has had two different incarnations. The first was a biennial conference series from 1999 to 2009 with open registration, an open call for papers and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. After a 5 year hiatus, DSC resumed in 2014 as an annual conference coinciding with the General Assembly of the R Foundation. In its current form, participation in DSC is by invitation only.
DSC 2017, Brussels, Belgium.
DSC 2016, Stanford, USA.
R Summit 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark.
DSC 2014, Bressanone-Brixen, Italy.
DSC 2005, Seattle, USA (local copy).
Endorsement of other conferences is a new initiative intended to encourage the development of useR!-like meetings in regions beyond the reach of useR!, where the local R community is not so well-established. These meetings may have official languages other than English.