Conference

Why R?

Wrocław, 2-5 July 2018

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Why R? 2018 Conference

We are pleased to announce that Why R? 2018 Conference will be organized by STWUR (Wroclaw R Users Group). The second official meeting of Polish R enthusiasts will be held in Wroclaw 2-5 July 2018. As the meeting is held in English, we are happy to invite R users from other countries.

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Registrations

09.03.2018: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS
06.05.2018: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS
EARLY BIRD FEE: 450PLN/100EUR
STUDENT FEE: 200PLN/50EUR
REGULAR FEE: 650PLN/150EUR

The registration fee includes participation in workshops and Special Interest Groups. Continuous coffee breaks and lunches on the 3rd and 4th of July are covered by the fee. Refunds are possible till 01.06.2018.

CALLS:

09.03.2018: ALL CALLS OPEN
30.04.2018: WORKSHOP CALL CLOSES
25.05.2018: PRESENTATION CALLS CLOSES
01.06.2018: LIGHTNING TALKS CALL CLOSES

Abstract submissions are format free, but please do not exceed 400 words and state clearly a chosen call. The abstract submission form is available here or during the registration.

Keynote speakers

SPEAKERS

Bernd Bischl

Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich

A professor for Computational Statistics at the Department of Statistics at the LMU Munich.

Tomasz Niedzielski

University of Wroclaw

HydroProg | Head of the Department of Geoinformatics and Cartography at the University of Wroclaw.

Thomas Petzoldt

Dresden University of Technology

Simulation of dynamic models in R | Senior Scientist, Faculty of Environmental Sciences.

Maciej Eder

Pedagogical University of Cracow

Head of Polish Language Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN).

Leon Eyrich Jessen

Technical University of Denmark

Immunoinformatics and Machine Learning, DTU Bioinformatics Employees.

Programme

Conference Programme

02.07
03.07
04.07
05.07
Workshops
2nd of July: R workshops and tutorials. Additional mlr workshops are on the 4th of July.
Talks
3rd and 4th of July: plenary lectures (40 minutes including questions) and talks (20 minutes including questions) submitted by WhyR participants.
Hackathon
5th of July: collaborative work on the mlr package under the guidance of its developers.
Poster session
3rd of July. Please check back soon for more details!
Lightning Talks
4th of July: dynamic session of short talks. Presenters of lightning talks have 5 minutes at their disposal to present.
Special Interest Groups Session
5th of July: meet R users with similar interests and share with them your experience. Topics are: Diversity in data science, Career growth with R and Teaching data analysis.

Pre-meetings

Why R? Pre-meetings

PWC

Venue

Wrocław

ul. Piłsudskiego 49-57

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Scandic Hotel Wrocław

With 10 versatile meeting and conference rooms, state-of-the-art meeting technology and individual conference menus, we can organise your event exactly as you want it to be. After your meeting or a bit of sightseeing, visit our restaurant and bar “My Corner” where you can try local specialities. You can also opt for a workout in our gym, followed by a relaxing moment in the sauna. At the end of the day, enjoy a pleasant night’s sleep in our rooms, done up in classic or modern Scandinavian design. Scandic Wroclaw is close to tons of popular sights, cosy cafés, theatres, the opera and philharmonic. We offer the perfect starting point for exploring the fascinating labyrinth of bridges and islands that make up this city. In just 10 minutes, you are at the market square in the historical old town or at the train station. Don’t miss out on the Africarium, a complex within Wroclaw Zoo that is unique in the world, dedicated to water-based African species and ecosystems. The airport is only a 30-minute drive away.

Hackaton

The WhyR 2018 hackathon is a unique event during which you can contribute to the development of the mlr R package under the guidance of its authors. The participation in the hackathon is free for registered attendees of WhyR 2018, but to ensure the best experience there would be a separate registration for this event. The exact details will be available in May.

Special Interest Groups

On the 5th of July we organize meetings of Special Interest Groups, where participants of WhyR 2018 can discuss their experiences in three specific areas:

Diversity in Data Science

This board aims to inspire members of affinity groups to pursue careers in data science. We hope that this platform for networking and exchange of experiences will help in boosting diversity of R community. This meeting is moderated by Natalia Potocka (R-Ladies Warsaw).

Career-planning in Data Science

During this meeting, participants of WhyR will have a chance to learn from more experienced R enthusiasts about their career paths. This meeting will be moderated by Artur Suchwałko (QuantUp).

Teaching Data Science

Data science, as every emerging field, requires constantly evolving set of skills. In any setting, both corporate and academic, teaching data analysis remains a challenge. During this meeting data science practitioners will share their experiences in introducing their students to basic and advanced concepts of data science. This meeting will be moderated by Stefan Rödiger (Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg).

Support

Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSORS
WCB
WCB
BRONZE SPONSORS
R Consorcium
WLOG Solutions
Jumping Rivers

Organising

Organising Committee

Michał Burdukiewicz

Michał Burdukiewicz

GENERAL CHAIR

Marcin Kosiński

Marcin Kosiński

Stefan Rödiger

Stefan Rödiger

Alicja Gosiewska

Alicja Gosiewska

Malte Grosser

Malte Grosser

Andrej-Nikolai Spiess

Andrej - Nikolai Spiess

Przemysław Gagat

Przemysław Gagat

Joanna Szyda

Joanna Szyda

Paweł Mackiewicz

Paweł Mackiewicz

Bartosz Sękiewicz

Bartosz Sękiewicz

Przemysław Biecek

Przemysław Biecek

Piotr Sobczyk

Piotr Sobczyk

Marta Karas

Marta Karas

Marcin Krzystanek

Marcin Krzystanek

Marcin Łukaszewicz

Marcin Łukaszewicz

Agnieszka Borsuk-De Moor

Agnieszka Borsuk - De Moor

Whyr R? Foundation

PWC