Call for Abstracts for useR! 2012

The international R User Conference useR! 2012 will be held June 12-15 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with a pre-conference full-day course offered on June 11. Participants are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract for oral or poster presentation at the conference. Half-day tutorials will be held in the morning and afternoon of June 12th. For tutorials, please submit a one-page proposal with course outline and narrative description along with the target audience. Note that the deadline for tutorial proposals is January 15. All innovative and interesting applications of R are suitable. A list of topics from past conferences is available at the conference website: Contributed oral presentations will be allowed 17 minutes, followed by 3 minutes discussion. Following last year’s success, all participants are invited to present a Lightning Talk, for which no abstract is required. The format for Lightning Talks is a 15-slide version of Pecha Kucha. Participants wishing to give a Lightning Talk must provide an informative title on their registration form. For regular talks and posters, please use the recently updated LaTeX or Microsoft Word/LibreOffice Writer abstract templates available at the conference website: The deadlines for abstract and tutorial proposals are as follows:
  • Tutorial Submission: Jan 1 – Jan 15
  • Tutorial Acceptance Notification: Jan 16 – Jan 23
  • Abstract Submission: Jan 1 – Mar 12
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification: Mar 13 – Apr 15
The preferred method of abstract and tutorial proposal submission is via the web form at the conference website: Participants may register online beginning January 23rd. If earlier registration is preferred, please contact Stephania McNeal-Goddard using the contact information here: See for an article about the conference with more details, including a list of some of the major Nashville area entertainment events occurring around the time of the conference. We look forward to seeing you at useR! 2012 in Nashville!

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