R / Finance 2011 Call for Papers: Updated and expanded

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One week ago, I sent the updated announcement below to the
r-sig-finance list;
this was kindly blogged about by fellow committee member
and by our pal
Dave @ REvo.
By now. I also updated the
R / Finance conference website.
So to round things off, a quick post here is in order as well. It may even get a
few of the esteemed reader to make a New Year’s resolution about submitting a
paper 🙂

Dear R / Finance community,

The preparations for
R/Finance 2011 are progressing, and due to favourable
responses from the different sponsors we contacted, we are now able to offer

  1. a competition for best paper, which given the focus of the conference
    will award for both an ‘academic’ paper and an ‘industry’ paper
  2. availability of travel grants for up to two graduate students provided
    suitable papers were accepted for presentations

More details are below in the updated Call for Papers. Please feel free to
re-circulate this Call for Papers with collegues, students and other

Cheers, and Season’s Greeting,

Dirk (on behalf of the organizing / program committee)

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.

Complete papers or one-page abstracts (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

The conference will award two $1000 prizes for best paper: one for best
practitioner-oriented paper and one for best academic-oriented paper.
Further, to defray costs for graduate students, two travel and expense grants
of up to $500 each will be awarded to graduate students whose papers are
accepted. To be eligible, a submission must be a full paper; extended
abstracts are not eligible.

Please send submissions to: committee at RinFinance.com

The submission deadline is February 15th, 2011. Early submissions may
receive early acceptance and scheduling. The graduate student grant winners
will be notified by February 23rd, 2011.

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.

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

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