Call for Papers

LatinR2023 <- “Latinamerican Conference About the use of R in R&D”

The sixth edition of the conference will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, between October 18th and 20th. In this edition it will be possible to participate with oral presentations, lightning talks and posters.


The suggested topics for this edition are the following:

  • Applications of R in different disciplines of academy and industry. All fields of knowledge and their combinations are welcome.

  • New packages development.

  • Innovative use of existing R packages.

  • Use of R in teaching

  • Innovative initiatives for learning R

  • Experiment design using R

  • Reproducible research with R

  • Machine learning with R

  • Data visualization with R

  • Network analysis with R

  • Uses of R in government and public services

  • Use of R for open data analysis

  • Use of R with other programming languages and platforms

Types of submissions
Oral presentations

Presentations about results of research projects, developments or initiatives that, due to their originality or potential application and impact on the use or development of R in academia or industry, are of interest to the regional R community. Those who participate in this modality will have 20 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A.

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks provide an opportunity to present and discuss advances, ideas, ongoing research, experiences and challenges related to LatinR’s topics. Those who participate in this modality will have 5 minutes for the presentation. Lightning talks will be grouped into thematic sessions that will include a final round of Q&A.


Like Lightning Talks, the posters provide an opportunity to present progress and ongoing projects related to LatinR’s topics. During the conference there will be a time block for the presentation of posters and dialogue with the audience.

Submitting a proposal
  • All the proposals will have to be submitted as a PDF, without authors’ names nor their affiliations, letter sized document, typed using a font size 11 and single line spacing. Maximum 2 pages.

  • There is a package developed by Elio Campitelli that allows you to create the abstract as an R Markdown file. You can see the details here. In previous editions, it was possible to send the abstracts directly from RStudio; however, due to changes with the previous platform (EasyChair), we will be using a new one (Open Review) and the automated submission won’t be available.

If you prefer using a different text editor, we kindly ask you to use this template.

  • The submissions will be accepted via the Open Review platform. You will have to register before hand. Please, do this as soon as you can, as the account activation on Open Review can take up to 24 hours.

  • For those sending proposals authored by more than one person, only one of them has to sign up on Open Review.

  • You can only submit one proposal as the main author, but you are welcome to contribute as the co-author of two other submissions.

  • All the submissions will be carefully reviewed by the Scientific Committee (soon to be announced), considering their originallity, contributions, quality and clarity.

Key dates

Submission deadline: May 31st, 2023 June 16th, 2023

Acceptation notice: early August 2023