R/Finance 2010: Registration Open

As posted by Dirk Eddelbuettel on R-SIG-Finance:

R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R
April 16 & 17, Chicago, IL, US

The second annual R / Finance conference for applied finance using R, the premier free software system for statistical computation and graphics, will be held this spring in Chicago, IL, USA on Friday April 16 and Saturday April 17.

Building on the success of the inaugural R / Finance 2009 event, this two-day conference will cover topics as diverse as portfolio theory, time-series analysis, as well as advanced risk tools, high-performance computing, and econometrics. All will be discussed within the context of using R as a primary tool for financial risk management and trading.

Invited keynote presentations by Bernhard Pfaff, Ralph Vince, Mark Wildi and Achim Zeileis are complemented by over twenty talks (both full-length and ‘lightning’) selected from the submissions.  Four optional tutorials are also offered on Friday April 16.

R / Finance 2010 is organized by a local group of R package authors and community contributors, and hosted by the International Center for Futures and Derivatives [ICFD] at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Conference registration is now open. Special advanced registration pricing is available, as well as discounted pricing for academic and student registrations.

More details and registration information can be found at the website at


For the program committee:

    Gib Bassett, Peter Carl, Dirk Eddelbuettel, John Miller,
    Brian Peterson, Dale Rosenthal, Jeffrey Ryan

I hope to meet some of you there!