IBC2022 Call for Invited Session Proposals

By Kristina Wolford posted 02-18-2021 15:13


 The International Program Committee (IPC) of the International Biometric Society’s (IBS) 31st International Biometric Conference (IBC2022) calls for invited session proposals. IBC2022 is scheduled to be held as an in-person even on 10 - 15 July 2022 at the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga, Latvia.

An IBC invited session brings together a small number of speakers (two–four) on a particular statistical topic. A discussant may also form part of a session. A discussant should describe the latest research in the session topic and make it accessible to a ‘non-expert’ audience, as well as provide commentary on the various talks in the session.

We encourage the submission of proposals covering a wide range of topics in the theory and application of statistics to biological and life sciences.  We look more favorably on sessions with a diversity of speakers with respect to gender, geographic region, and seniority. Session organizers may also be a speaker or discussant.

Invited session proposals should be sent by email to the IBC2022 IPC Chair, Kerrie Mengersen:  Proposals should be submitted on or before 23 April 2021. We also welcome informal inquiries in advance of the submission deadline.  Please feel free to email Kerrie directly at  

All IBC2022 invited session proposals should include:

  • Your name, affiliation, contact address and email address
  • Suggested session title and keywords
  • Motivation for the proposed session
  • Affiliation and email address for all proposed invited speakers and discussant
  • Tentative titles for all talks of invited speakers

Use of a specific template for all proposals is compulsory. The template, along with additional information on the IBC2022, is located here.

Proposals will be evaluated by the International Program Committee (IPC), and the authors will be informed by mid-June 2021 of acceptance, rejection or need for revision (of topic and speakers). We will make final decisions about the IBC2022 Program in February 2022. Please note that there is a limited number of invited session slots. Note also that the IBC is unable to provide funding to cover travel expenses or registration fees for speakers participating in invited sessions. 

Thank you for your support of the IBC! We look forward to seeing you in Riga, Latvia.