With all of the winter snows in the US this weekend, a trip to equatorial climes sounds pretty good right about now. That makes this email announcement from Rmetrics leader Diethelm Wuertz all the more tempting:
Conference on 'Computational Topics in Finance'
February 19/20, 2010, National University of Singapore
Dear R/Rmetrics Community,
We would like to announce the first 'Computational Topics in Finance' conference, taking place on February 19/20, 2010, at the National University of Singapore.
The conference will bring together developers, practitioners, and users from academia, finance and insurance, providing a platform for common discussions and exchange of ideas. The topics will include using R/Rmetrics in finance, but the conference is by no means confined to R.
Preceding the conference, February 19/20, 2010, we will be giving a two-day 'Basic R for Finance' course.
You can find out more about both events on our website, http://www.rmetrics.org/.
We would like to invite you to take part in the conference, and we are now accepting submissions; please send your one-page abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline is February 10, 2010.
We look forward to seeing you in Singapore.
Wishing you merry Christmas and a happy new year,
There's also a poster you can download and print with more information.