Thu, 01 Jan 2009

R/Finance conference in Chicago in April: Call for Papers

The following went out to the R-announce and R-SIG-Finance mailing lists a few days ago. The conference already has a very strong lineup of invited speakers, and we are now asking R / Finance users from both academia and industry to submit suitable one-page abstracts:

Call for Papers

The Finance Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC),
the International Center for Futures and Derivatives at UIC, and
members of the R finance community are pleased to announce

R/Finance 2009: Applied Finance with R

on April 24 and 25, 2009, in Chicago, IL, USA

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Patrick Burns (Burns Statistics)
David Kane (Kane Capital)
Roger Koenker (U of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign)
David Ruppert (Cornell)
Diethelm Wuertz (ETH Zuerich)
Eric Zivot (U of Washington)
We invite all users of R in Finance to submit one-page abstracts or
complete papers (in txt/pdf/doc format). We encourage papers both on
academic research topics and related to use of R by Finance practitioners.

Presenters are strongly encouraged to provide working R code to accompany
the presentation/paper. Datasets need not be made public.

Please send submissions to
The submission deadline is January 31st, 2009.
Submissions will be evaluated and submitters notified via email on a rolling basis.

Additional details about the conference will be announced as available.

For the program committee:

Gib Bassett, Peter Carl, Dirk Eddelbuettel, John Miller,
Brian Peterson, Dale Rosenthal, Jeffrey Ryan
See you in Chicago in April!

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