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Welcome to uRos2019

The 7th Conference on the Use of R in Official Statistics (uRos2019) will take place from 20 to 21 May 2019 at the NIS in the Bucharest, Romania.

Over the last two decades R has become the lingua franca for statisticians, methodologists and data scientists worldwide. The reasons why the official statistics community is rapidly embracing R are clear: it has an active worldwide community of users, there is wide support from the industry and it combines a vast amount of functionality for data preparation, methodology, visualisation and application building. Moreover, R-based software is exchanged through strictly enforced technical standards:

“R is probably the most thoroughly validated statistics software on Earth.” – Uwe Ligges, CRAN maintainer (useR!2017).

Finally, R is a truly Free (libre) Open Source software product, making it an ideal environment for sharing, collaboration and industrialising official statistics.

The “use of R in Official Statistics” started as a local conference at the Statistical Office of Romania in 2013, with the first international edition being held at that same office in 2014. In 2018 year, Statistics Netherlands hosted the sixth edition of this event, which bringed together official statisticians, scientists, and prominent members of the R community to share ideas on using and developing R tools in the area of official statistics.

About the venue

Bucharest is the capital city of Romania and, at the same time, the city’s most important and largest: it is a political, financial, banking, commercial, cultural and scientific center. The population of more than two million people ranks Bucharest as the sixth capital city size-wise in the European Union.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bucharest for uRos2019!

Important dates

  • 12 April 2019: Deadline for abstracts submission
  • 25 April 2019: Notification of acceptance
  • 20-21 May 2019: Scientific conference & Tutorial sessions
  • 22 May 2019: unconfUROS
  • to be announced: Deadline for paper submission

Call for abstracts and tutorials

Authors with an accepted abstract can submit a paper for one of the journal special issues as described below.

Papers for Special Journal Issues

Authors who whish to do so may submit a paper for consideration in one special journal issue.

A maximum of ten selected research papers will be published in a special issue of the Romanian Statistical Review. The publications are subjected to passing the standard peer review process.

Papers should be submitted no later than 20th of May 2019 to the uRos2019 secretariat via email.

Please make sure to follow the RSR author guidelines.

About the journal

The RRS is under the coverage of the Web Of Science Core Collection - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a Clarivate Analytics database. It aims to provide a favourable space for exchange of ideas and a challenge at the same time. Any paper that can contribute to the understanding of statistics as a science is welcome. It is open-access without any fees.


Organizing committee

  • Daniela Elena Stefanescu
  • Nicoleta Caragea
  • Viorica Salagean
  • Bogdan Liviu Patarlageanu
  • Vitty Cristian Chiran
  • Mariana Vasile
  • Nicoleta Jalba

Scientific Board

  • Tudorel Andrei (President, National Institute of Statistics - Romania)
  • Matthias Templ (ZHAW school of engineering, Switzerland)
  • Mark van der Loo (Statistics Netherlands)
  • Alexander Kowarik (Statistics Austria)
  • Bogdan Oancea (National Institute of Statistics, University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Adrian Dusa (University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Elena Druica (University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Kazumi Wada (National Statistics Center, Japan)
  • Marcello d’Orazio (FAO, Rome, Italy)
  • Valentin Todorov (UNIDO, Vienna Austria)
  • Nicoleta Caragea (National Institute of Statistics, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Ciprian Alexandru (National Institute of Statistics, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Alina Matei (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)
  • Bernhard Meindl (Statistics Austria, Austria)
  • Claudiu Herteliu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, EMOS Board, Romania)
  • Ana-Maria Ciuhu (National Institute of Statistics & Institute for National Economy, Romania)
  • Edwin de Jonge (Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands)
  • Gergeley Daróczi (System1, Hungary)
  • Kamarul Ariffin Mansor (MARA University of Technology, Malaysia)
  • Marius Nicolae Jula (University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Matyas Meszaros (Eurostat, Luxemburg)
  • Mihaela Paun (University of Bucharest)
  • Roxana Adam (University of Bucharest & National Institute of Statistics, Romania)


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat.