The R User Conference 2013

The ‘The R User Conference 2013’ article from the 2013-1 issue.

UseR 2013 Organising Committee

The ninth R user conference will take place at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain from Wednesday 10 July 2013 to Friday 12 July 2013. Following previous useR! conferences, this meeting of the R user community will

As with the predecessor conferences, the program consists of two parts:

A major goal of the useR! conference 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 times surrounding the conference sessions.

1 Invited speakers

The invited talks represent the spectrum of interest from important technical developments to exciting applications of R, presented by experts in the field:

2 User-contributed sessions

In the contributed sessions, presenters will share innovative and interesting uses of R, covering topics such as:

The poster session will be a major social event on the evening of the first day of the conference. Contributed talks will be organised in the following types of session:

In both cases presentations will be allowed 17 minutes, followed by 3 minutes discussion. In addition to the regular contributed talks, all participants are invited to present a Lightning Talk, for which no abstract is required. These talks provide a 5-minute platform to speak on any R-related topic and should particularly appeal to R newbies. Participants wishing to give such a talk must provide an informative title.

3 Pre-conference tutorials

Before the start of the official program, the following half-day tutorials will be offered on Tuesday, July 9th:

4 Data analysis contest

We are pleased to announce the Data Analysis Contest for useR! 2013 attendants: Check the rules, download the data and send your proposal to win the prize!

5 Location & surrounding area

The University of Castilla-La Mancha is the only university in the region and it is divided into several campuses. The conference will take place at the campus in Albacete. Information and useful links on the numerous and famous attractions in the area surrounding the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Albacete can be found at the Castilla-La Mancha Tourism website

6 Further information

A web page offering more information on useR! 2013, including details regarding registration, is available at

We hope to meet you in Albacete!

Esteban Alfaro-Cortés, José Luis Alfaro-Navarro, María Teresa Alonso-Martínez, Emilio L. Cano, Gonzalo García-Donato, Matías Gámez-Martínez, Noelia García-Rubio, Virgilio Gómez-Rubio and Francisco Parreño-Torres.

The organizing committee,

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  author = {Committee, UseR 2013 Organising},
  title = {The R User Conference 2013},
  journal = {The R Journal},
  year = {2013},
  note = {},
  volume = {5},
  issue = {1},
  issn = {2073-4859},
  pages = {215-217}