Join us for the first DSF-R Conference!

The International Conference on Data Science in Finance with R
Demystifying the buzz around Artificial Intelligence in Finance

September 13-14, 2018 in Vienna

DSF-R Conference

The DSF-R (International Conference of Data Science in Finance with R) is the annual conference hosted by the Academy of Data Science in Finance in cooperation with WU Vienna. The conference aims to bring academics and finance professionals together to discuss all applications of contemporary Data Science approaches to the area of Finance. These topics include Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Sentiment Analysis and Prescriptive Analytics.

Mission Statement

This conference has been created to demystify the buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and to focus on reality instead of hype. The collaboration of academic practicioners and practical academics will show how everyone in the Finance Industry can benefit from the unprecedented progress in Data Science technologies.

Program Overview

[Day 1]
Applied Talks

Day One is focused on talks by industry experts and academics on Finance related applications of Data Science. The whole spectrum of possible applications will be covered.

WHAT can be done!

[Day 2]
Technical Sessions

Day Two is meant to provide in-depth discussion on new and cutting edge technologies, including all contemporary AI for Finance methods like Deep Learning and Sentiment Analysis.

HOW it can be done!

Social Events

The conference will be accompanied by networking events in the beautiful city of Vienna. Be sure to be able to spend the weekend after the conference in Vienna too!

ENJOY Vienna!

Confirmed Speakers

The conference program mainly features invited talks from a range of experts in the field of Data Science in Finance! The list of confirmed talks can be seen below. The final program will be announced in due time. More invited speakers are going to be announced eventually.

Kris Boudt - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Hermann Elendner - HU University Berlin
Nermina Mumic - Technical University Vienna
Bernhard Pfaff - Invesco
Tobias Setz - OpenMetrics
Laura Vana - WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Conference Code of Conduct

DSF-R 2018 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability or any feature that distinguishes human beings. For more information, please see the R Consortium code of conduct.

Important dates


Paper submission

You can submit a paper if you would like to present at the DSF-R. The conference will feature presentations and lightning talks. Papers can be submitted using conftool from 28 February, 2018.



You have to register if you would like to attend the conference. You can also sign up to attend the social events. Registration will be available via conftool from April 1, 2018.


Submission deadline

Paper submission will close on June 30, 2018.


Decision of program committee

Authors of selected papers will be notified by July 15, 2018.

Organizing Committee

Angela Bitto-Nemling

Angela Bitto-Nemling


Alexander Eisl

Alexander Eisl

Ronald Hochreiter


Christian Ochs


Stefan Theußl


The conference will take place at the new campus of the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna).


Accommodation close to the WU campus i.e. the conference venue have been reserved for your convenience (KEYWORD: DataScience in Finance). Reservations are possible until 12.08. at Austria Trend Hotel(EUR 100 per night), and until 11.07. at Motel One(EUR 80 per night).


You can submit your research paper or research proposal using EasyChair


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Dinner (included in Business)

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Contact us

Academy of Data Science in Finance e.V.
Scheimpfluggasse 1/15
1190 Wien, Österreich