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! 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.