Held annually in Chicago, R/Finance is the conference for R users in the financial services industry. This year's conference included presentations from practitioners and researchers at institutions like Invesco Asset Management, Black Mesa Capital, and some of the leading academic institutions from around the world. Next year's conference, to be held 29-30 April 2011, could include you. If you're doing cool stuff with R in Finance, and especially if you've published an R package for finance, how about submitting a talk? The official call for papers appears after the jump.
R/Finance 2011: Call for Papers
R/Finance 2011: Applied Finance with R
April 29 and 30, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
The third annual R/Finance conference for applied finance using R will be held this spring in Chicago, IL, USA on April 29 and 30, 2011. The two-day conference will cover topics including portfolio management, time series analysis, advanced risk tools, high-performance computing, market microstructure and econometrics. All will be discussed within the context of using R as a primary tool for financial risk management, portfolio construction, and trading.
One-page abstracts or complete papers (in txt or pdf format) are invited to be submitted for consideration. Academic and practitioner proposals related to R are encouraged. We welcome submissions for full talks, abbreviated "lightning talks", and for a limited number of pre-conference (longer) seminar sessions.
Presenters are strongly encouraged to provide working R code to accompany the presentation/paper. Data sets should also be made public for the purposes of reproducibility (though we realize this may be limited due to contracts with data vendors). Preference may be given to presenters who have released R packages.
Please send submissions to: committee <at> RinFinance.com.
The submission deadline is February 15th, 2012. Early submissions may receive early acceptance and scheduling.
Submissions will be evaluated and submitters notified via email on a rolling basis. Determination of whether a presentation will be a long presentation or a lightning talk will be made once the full list of presenters is known.
R/Finance 2009 and 2010 included attendees from around the world and featured keynote presentations from prominent academics and practitioners. 2009-2010 presenters names and presentations are online at the conference website. We anticipate another exciting line-up for 2011 including keynote presentations from John Bollinger, Mebane Faber, Stefano Iacus, and Louis Kates. Additional details will be announced via the conference website
as they become available.
For the program committee: Gib Bassett, Peter Carl, Dirk Eddelbuettel, Brian Peterson, Dale Rosenthal, Jeffrey Ryan, Joshua Ulrich