4rd Workshop on

R Implementation, Optimization and Tooling

RIOT 2019 (co-located with, and during, useR! 2019)

July 11th 2019, Toulouse, France


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 2019 is a one-day workshop dedicated to exploring future directions for the development of R language implementations and tools. 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 and tools.

Each discussion topic will be split between equally long presentation and Q&A parts.

One page abstracts describing discussion topics should be submitted via email to Stepan Sindelar by June 1st, 2019 (11.59pm AoE)


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
Indrajit Roy, Google
Michael Sannella, TIBCO
Duncan Temple Lang, UC Davis
Luke Tierney, University of Iowa
Hadley Wickham, RStudio

Previous workshops:

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)