On September 12-14 the 6th international conference on the use of R in official statistics (#uRos2018) will take place at the Dutch National Statistical Office in Den Haag, the Netherlands. The conference is aimed at producers and users of official statistics from government, academia, and industry. The conference is modeled after the useR! conference and will consist of one day of tutorials (12th September 2018) followed by two days of conference (13, 14 September 2018). Topics include:
Examples of applying R in statistical production.
Examples of applying R in dissemination of statistics (visualisation, apps, reporting).
Analyses of big data and/or application of machine learning for official statistics.
Implementations of statistical methodology in the areas of sampling, editing, modelling and estimation, or disclosure control.
R packages connecting R to other standard tools/technical standards
Organisational and technical aspects of introducing R to the statistical office.
Teaching R to users in the office
Examples of accessing or using official statistics publications with R in other fields
We are very happy to announce that we confirmed two fantastic keynote speakers.
Alina Matei is a professor of statistics at the University of Neuchatel and maintainer of the important sampling package.
Jeroen Ooms is a postdoc at UC Berkeley, author of many infrastructural R packages and maintainer of R and Rtools for Windows.
Call for abstracts
The call for abstracts is open until 31 May. You can contribute to the conference by proposing a 20-minute talk, or a 3-hour tutorial. Also, authors have the opportunity to submit a paper for one of the two journals that will devote a special issue to the conference. Read all about it over here.