5th Workshop on

R Implementation, Optimization and Tooling

RIOT 2020 was cancelled!

July 8th 2020, St. Louis, MO, USA

Abstract submission deadline: May 1st, 2020

R is a programming language for statistical computing, with thousands of packages available in open-source repositories and over 2 million users in both academia and industry.

RIOT 2020 is a one-day workshop dedicated to exploring future directions for the development of R language implementations, tools, and R extensions. The goals of the workshop include, but are not limited to, sharing experience of developing different R language implementations and tools and evaluate their status, exploring possibilities for increasing involvement of the R users community in the efforts of constructing different R implementations, identifying R language development and tooling opportunities enabled by the emerging implementations, and discussing future directions for the R language. The workshop will consist of a number of short talks and discussions and will bring together developers of R language implementations, tools, and extensions.

Workshop topics include

Abstracts describing talks topics should be submitted via email to Stepan Sindelar by May 1st, 2020 (11.59pm AoE). We will send a confirmation upon receiving the abstract and accepted talks will be announced on May 8th.


Stepan Sindelar, Oracle Labs
Lukas Stadler, Oracle Labs
Jan Vitek, Northeastern University
Alex Bertram, BeDataDriven

Program Committee:

JJ Alaire, RStudio
Tomas Kalibera, Czech Technical University
Helena Kotthaus, TU Dortmund
Michael Lawrence, Genentech
Petr Maj, Reactor Labs
Michael Sannella, TIBCO
Duncan Temple Lang, UC Davis
Luke Tierney, University of Iowa
Andrie de Vries, RStudio
Hadley Wickham, RStudio

Previous workshops:

RIOT 2019 in Toulouse (co-located with useR! 2019)
RIOT 2017 in Brussels (co-located with useR! 2017)
RIOT 2016 in Stanford (co-located with useR! 2016)
RIOT 2015 in Prague (co-located with ECOOP 2015)