A Meeting on the Future of Statistical Computing

About the Workshop

The third international workshop on 'Distributed Statistical Computing' (DSC 2003) will take place at the Technische Universität Wien in Vienna, Austria from 2003-03-20 to 2003-03-22. This workshop will deal with future directions in (open source) statistical computing and graphics.
The workshop is organized jointly by the Austrian Association for Statistical Computing (AASC) and the R Foundation for Statistical Computing.

Topics of particular interest include:

Emphasis will be given to the R, Omegahat and BioConductor projects. DSC 2003 builds on the spirit and success of DSC 1999 and DSC 2001, which were seminal to the further development of R and Omegahat.

Prior to the workshop, on 2003-03-19, there are some tutorials at the conference site and there is the Open pre-DSC'03 spatial data workshop organized by Roger Bivand at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Date & Location

March 20-22, 2003
Vienna University of Technology
Conference venue: Main Building, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien [map]

Chair: Kurt Hornik & Friedrich Leisch
Program committee: Doug Bates, Roger Bivand, Philippe Grosjean, Torsten Hothorn, Wolfgang Huber, David James, Steffen Lilholt Lauritzen, Martin Mächler, Duncan Temple Lang, Luke Tierney, Simon Urbanek.
Local organization: Evgenia Dimitriadou, Alexandros Karatzoglou, David Meyer, Andreas Weingessel, Achim Zeileis.

This workshop is funded by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) FWF Logo


Deadline for registration is 2003-03-14.
There will be a conference fee of EUR 200 for early registrations made before 2003-02-14, and EUR 250 for registrations made afterwards. Students get a 50% discount.

You can register by filling out the registration form and faxing it to the DSC organization committee.

Fax: (+43 1) 588 01 / 10798

Make sure that you fill out all the relevant fields correctly, in particular the credit card details.
On this form you can also register for the tutorials, note that you can register only for one tutorial in each session.
Students are required to fax a confirmation as well to get the discounts.

Call for Papers

We invite papers on topics related to statistical computing.
Deadline for submission of abstracts (1 page) is 2002-11-30.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent before 2003-01-31.

Submission deadline for draft versions of the papers is 2003-03-07 so that these can be included in the online program of the workshop.
Submission deadline for the final version of papers for the online proceedings is 2003-04-30.
We strongly recommend to send a draft version before 2003-03-07 which can be discussed during the workshop and to send a refined version until 2003-04-30.
The papers will be peer-reviewed and notification of acceptance or rejection of the final paper for the online proceedings will be sent by 2003-06-30.

The accepted papers will be published online in the DSC 2003 proceedings. Authors keep the copyright. This means that as far as the DSC committee is concerned, authors can publish their submissions elsewehere as well (if the other outlet does not forbid this). The published paper stays on the DSC server, however, and will be freely available.

Please use the DSC 2003 style file (which is available as zip or tar.gz and should be included as \usepackage{dsc2003}) for paper submission and send us the full sources of the paper. There is no page limit but a length of 7-10 pages is recommended.

Abstracts and papers can be submitted via e-mail to: dsc-org@ci.tuwien.ac.at.


We suggest 4 Hotels near to the conference place where we got special rates. Just mention the "codeword": "DSC-2003" at the reservation. You might have a look at the map to see their location. Information about further hotels can be found on http://info.wien.at/.

Hotel Johann Strauss (****) - fully booked -
Favoritenstrasse 12
A-1040 Wien
Tel: +43/1/505 76 24
FAX: +43/1/505 76 28
email: info@hotel-johann-strauss.at
www: www.hotel-johann-strauss.at
single room: 84 EUR
double room: 121 EUR

Hotel Kaiserhof (****) - fully booked -
Frankenberggasse 10
A-1040 Wien
Tel: +43/1/505 17 01
FAX: +43/1/505 88 75 88
email: info@hotel-kaiserhof.at
www: www.hotel-kaiserhof.at
single room: 89 EUR
double room: 129 EUR

Hotel Mercure-Sezession (****)
Getreidemarkt 5
A-1060 Wien
Tel: +43/1/588 38-0
FAX: +43/1/588 38-212
email: h3235@acor-hotels.com
www: www.mercure.com
single room: 89 EUR
double room: 129 EUR

Hotel 3 Kronen (***) - fully booked -
Schleifmühlgasse 25
A-1040 Wien
Tel: +43/1/587 32 89-0
email: office@hotel3kronen.at
www: www.hotel3kronen.at
single room: 47 EUR
double room: 62 EUR

Pension Suzanne (***) - fully booked -
Walfischgasse 4
A-1010 Wien
Tel: +43/1/513 25 07-0
FAX: +43/1/513 25 00-0
email: info@pension-suzanne.at
www: www.pension-suzanne.at
single room: 59 EUR
double room (shower): 79 EUR
double room (bath): 89 EUR
appartment: 99 EUR

About Vienna

Vienna is one of the premier destinations for city tourism.
We have compiled a list of restaurants close to the conference location, as well as a list of some cultural events.
Click here for a weatherforecast for Vienna.

How to get from the airport to the city

From Vienna International Airport there is a shuttle transfer to the City Air Terminal at "Landstraße (Wien Mitte)". From there it is just two stops with the underground line U4 (direction "Hütteldorf") to the Karlsplatz, where the University of Technology is situated. Click here to see an underground map and a map of the area around the Karlsplatz with the hotels.

Please contact the organizing committee at dsc-org@ci.tuwien.ac.at for further information.