Call for Papers

LatinR2019 <- Latin American Conference about the Use of R in Research + Development

After the first version in Buenos Aires in 2018, LatinR will continue visiting the continent in 2019. This year, the second instance of the conference will take place in Santiago de Chile between September 25 and 27. As with last year, the first day will be taken up with workshops and the las two, the conference proper.

Topics of interest

Suggested topics for this edition are

  • Applications of R in academic and industrial disciplines. All fields of knowledge and their combinations are of interest (e.g., Data Science, Statistics, Informatics, Biological and Health Sciences, Bioinformatics, Geology, Atmospheric Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Economy, Data Journalism, etc…)
  • Applications of R together with other programming languages
  • R packages development
  • Innovative uses of existing R packages
  • Uses of R in education
  • Innovative initiatives in the reaching of R
  • Reproducible research using R
  • Big data and R
  • Machine learning and R
  • R visualization tools
  • Open data analysis with R
Presentation guidelines
Oral communications

Communications about research results, progress reports, or specific developments that, because their originality or potential applications in the use or development of R in academia or industry, is of interest to the regional community of R users. Presenters will have 15 minutes + 5 minutes for Q&A.

Submissions must include a summary of no more than two pages including text, tables and figures. For the case of projects including Shiny applications or other interactive formats, they must also include the URL in which the application is available.


Posters allow researchers and professionals to present and discuss their latest advances, ideas, ongoing research, and experiences or challenges related to the topics of interest of LatinR.

Submissions must include a summary of no more than two pages including text, tables and figures.

Round tables

Round tables bring together researchers and professionals to present different viewpoints about a common topic. Proposals must consider one moderator and between 3 and 4 presenters.

The format will be as follows. First, a five minute introductory presentation by the moderator. Since LatinR gathers people from a great variety of disciplines, this introduction is meant to familiarise the audience with the particular topic of the round table. It should also explicitly state the connection of each presenter to the topic. Then, each presenter will have a maximum of 15 minutes. At the end, there will be 15 minutes for Q&A with the audience.

We are particularly interested in lineups that include presenters from diverse backgrounds (different institutions, countries, areas of research, gender, etc…) and show different methodologies and approaches to the subject.

Submissions must include:

  • a general description of the round table with 150 word limit.
  • a summary of each presentation with a one page limit including text, tables and figures.
Important dates

Abstract submission start: March 15 2019

Abstract submission deadline: April 30 2019

Abstract acceptance notification: June 2019

Abstract final version submission and author registration deadlines: June 2019

LatinR 2019: September 25 to 27 2019

Submission guidelines
  • The official languages of the conference are Spanish, Portuguese and English. Abstracts must be written in the same language of the oral presentation or poster.

  • Submissions must be sent in PDF format without author name or institution through the EasyChair platform following this link from March 15 to April 30.

  • Submissions must be prepared in Arial 11, single-spaced letter size.

  • For round tables, presentation summaries must be included in the same file.

  • Each submission will be carefully evaluated by out Scientific Committee (announcement forthcoming) regarding their originality, contribution, technical qualities and clarity.


At least one author from each oral communication, poster or round table presentation must be registered for participating in the conference.

Presentations and posters from 2018

In this repository you can find the titles of every presentation and posters from the previous edition of LatinR and the content of some of them.