R / Finance 2010 Call for Papers

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Jeff sent the following while I had connectivity issues and I hadn’t gotten around to posting it here.

So without further ado, and given the success of our initial R / Finance 2009 conference about R in Finance, here is the call for papers for next spring:

Call for Papers:

R/Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R
April 16 and 17, 2010
Chicago, IL, USA

The second annual R/Finance conference for applied finance using R will be held this spring in Chicago, IL, USA on April 16 and 17, 2010. 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 and trading.

One-page abstracts or complete papers (in txt or pdf format) are invited for consideration. Academic and practitioner research proposals related to R are encouraged. We will accept submissions for full talks, abbreviated “lightning talks”, and a limited number of pre-conference tutorial sessions. Please indicate with your submission if you would be willing to produce a formal paper (10-15 pages) for a peer-reviewed conference proceedings publication.

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 December 31st, 2009.

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 included keynote presentations by Patrick Burns, Robert Grossman, David Kane, Roger Koenker, David Ruppert, Diethelm Wuertz, and Eric Zivot. Attendees included practitioners, academics, and government officials. We anticipate another exciting line-up for 2010 and will announce details at the conference website http://www.RinFinance.com as they become 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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