Welcome to uRos2018

The 6th Conference on the Use of R in Official Statistics (uRos2018) will take place from 12 to 14 September 2018 at the CBS in the Hague.

The offical site of the conference is available here: uRos2018

Over the last two decades R has become the lingua franca for statisticians, methodologists and data scientists world wide. The reasons why the official statistics community is rapidly embracing R are clear: it has an active world wide 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 industrializing 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.
This year, Statistics Netherlands is proud to host the sixth edition of this event, which will bring 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.

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The selected research proposals/papers will be published in a special issue by the Romanian Statistical Review (ISSN 1018-046X): http://www.revistadestatistica.ro/. Starting from 2016, Romanian Statistical Review has been accepted for coverage in the Web of Science Core Collection - Emerging Sources Citation Index ESCI, a Thomson Reuters database.

Other publication opportunities will be considered (ISBN volume - published by Ecological University of Bucharest, indexed by RePEc)

Publication decisions will be based an a standard peer-reviewing process.


  • National Institute of Statistics - Romania http://www.insse.ro/
  • Statistics Netherlands https://www.cbs.nl/
  • Statistics Austria https://www.statistik.at/
  • Ecological University of Bucharest http://www.ueb.ro/
  • The University of Bucharest http://www.unibuc.ro/

Sponsors of R-omanian Team