The annual useR! conference is the main meeting of the international R user and developer community. Its program consists of both invited and user-contributed presentations.

The invited keynote lectures cover a broad spectrum of topics ranging from technical and R-related computing issues to general statistical topics of current interest.

The user-contributed presentations and posters are submitted as abstracts prior to the conference and may be related to (virtually) any R-related topic. The presentations are typically organized in sessions of either broad or special interest, which also comprise a "free" discussion format. Such a discussion format not only provides a forum for software demonstrations and detailed discussions but also supports the self-organization of the respective communities. The duration is between 15 or 20 minutes for the focus and kaleidoscope sessions, and 5 minutes for lightning talks.

This year the conference will be held at the Wild Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. The conference is being organized with support from Open Analytics and the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics of the Universities of Leuven and Hasselt.

The program will cover topics such as