3rd Workshop on

R Implementation, Optimization and Tooling

RIOT 2017 (co-located with useR! 2017)

July 5th 2017, Brussels, Belgium


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

RIOT 2017 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 in 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.

Talks are expected to either present work done by the authors or introduce a discussion topic, and each talk will be accompanied by an extensive Q&A session. Example topics are:

Short abstracts should be submitted via email to Lukas Stadler by May 26th, 2017 (11.59pm AoE)

Authors will be notified by June 2nd, 2017


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

Program Committee:

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

Previous workshops:

RIOT 2016 in Stanford (co-located with useR! 2016)
RIOT 2015 in Prague (co-located with ECOOP 2015)