The R User Conference 2014

June 30 - July 3 2014
UCLA, Los Angeles, California


Abstract submission closed

The deadline to submit abstracts for poster sessions and regular talks has passed and submissions are now closed. We received many great abstracts and the program committee has started the reviewing process.


Confirmed Speakers

We are excited to announce some of the invited speakers that have already confirmed to speak at useR! 2014 in Los Angeles! The line-up includes: John Chambers (S, R), David Diez (OpenIntro), Dirk Eddelbuettel (Rcpp, Debian), Jan de Leeuw (Journal of Statistical Software), Martin Mächler (R Core, R Foundation), Karline Soetaert (Solving Differential Equations in R)


Sponsor Invitation

Financial sponsorship of the conference is a way to give back to the R community. In so doing, your organization will gain visibility among prominent statisticians and in the large R user base. Funds from sponsors will be used to enhance the conference, e.g. to provide scholarships for participants who would otherwise be unable to attend, to help fund the social aspects of the conference, etc.

To learn about how to become a sponsor, types of sponsorship, etc, download the sponsor brochure: [pdf] [odt]

The annual useR! international R User conference is the main meeting of the R user and developer community. Its program consists of both invited and user-contributed presentations:

  • The invited keynote lectures cover a broad spectrum of topics ranging from technical and R-related computing issues to general statistical topics of current interest.
  • The user-contributed presentations are submitted as abstracts prior to the conference and may be related to (virtually) any R-related topic. The presentations are typically organized in sessions of either broad or special interest, which also comprise a "free" discussion format. Such a discussion format not only provides a forum for software demonstrations and detailed discussions but also supports the self-organization of the respective communities.
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In 2014, the conference will be held at the campus of the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). The conference is being organized with support from the UCLA Statistics Department, the Foundation for Open Access Statistics and the Los Angeles R user group. The organizing committee consists of:

The program committee consists of:

Tutorial Submissions Deadline2014-01-05
Abstract Submissions Deadline2014-03-30 2014-04-10
Notification of Acceptance2014-04-20
Early Registration Deadline2014-05-04
Registration Deadline2014-05-25
Late registration deadline2014-06-15
Conference Start2014-07-01
Conference End2014-07-03
Applied Predictive Modeling in RMax Kuhn
Applied Spatial Data Analysis with RVirgilio Gomez Rubio
Beautiful world maps from country-referenced data using rworldmapAndy South
BioconductorMartin Morgan
C++ and Rcpp11 for beginnersRomain Francois
Data manipulation with dplyrHadley Wickham
Dynamic Documents with R and knitrYihui Xie
An Example-Driven Hands-on Introduction to RcppDirk Eddelbuettel
Graphical Models and Bayesian Networks with RSøren Højsgaard
Interactive data display with Shiny and RGarrett Grolemund
Interactive graphics with ggvisWinston Chang
Introduction to data.tableMatt Dowle
Managing Data with RBob Muenchen
Nonlinear parameter optimization and modeling in R: A tutorialJohn Nash
Programming with Big Data in RDrew Schmidt
Simulating differential equation models in RThomas Petzoldt

In 2014, the conference will be held in Los Angeles, at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). UCLA was one of two original public universities in California, following UC Berkeley. It's a large university campus, with about 40,000 students (30,000 undergraduates, 10,000 graduate students) and 4,000 faculty members. Because of its location in Los Angeles, UCLA has been featured many times in movies and TV shows. UCLA is located approximately seven miles from the Pacific ocean, and eight miles from Hollywood.

Los Angeles is the second most populous city in the United States, following New York City. In July, the weather is usually warm and sunny, with temperatures between 70 and 80° F (21-27° C).

The most convenient airport for accessing UCLA is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). From LAX, a variety of transit options are available.

For 10 USD, you can take the FlyAway shuttle from LAX to Westwood (very close to UCLA). This is a direct shuttle that picks up at the airport and drops off near UCLA. Be careful to choose the shuttle labeled "Westwood" as there are several other destinations serviced by other FlyAway shuttle busses.

For approximately USD 50, you can take a taxi from the airport directly to the location of the conference. In the ground transportation section of the airport, you will find yellow areas designated for taxis.

Rental cars are also available at LAX from all major rental car companies. Rates vary by company.

Carnesale Commons Palisades Room

UCLA offers modern rooms featuring air-conditioning, cable TV, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet connections, in-room telephone, two twin beds, a private or shared bathroom between two rooms, and daily maid service. The accommodations are conveniently located adjacent to meeting rooms and large dining facilities. There are 24-hour front desk services for check-in, messages, and information. All rooms are non-smoking. A designated number of sleeping rooms also meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

Business Center Services include high-volume black & white and color printing/copying, faxing, and personal computer rental (PC and Mac). Campus recreational facilities include swimming pools, tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts, and workout facilities.

All accommodations are sold on a “package plan” basis and include rooms, daily meals, and use of UCLA’s Olympic-quality recreational facilities. Meals are all-you-care-to-eat. The University of California Los Angeles is a smoke-free facility.

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), located approximately 15 miles south of the campus, take the 405 Freeway north to the Sunset Boulevard exit. Continue east on Sunset for several blocks, moving into the right hand lane. Make a right turn onto Bellagio Drive and proceed to the stop sign at De Neve Drive. Housing facilities can be accessed from either direction. Sunset Village Parking is to the left and all other residence halls are to the right.

Driving time from LAX varies depending on the day of the week and time of day you are traveling. During non-rush hour traffic times, plan on about a 45-minute drive between the campus and LAX; during rush hour traffic, plan on an hour or more.