News & Updates

IBC 2020 News & Updates

IBC2020 will not proceed in July 2020
The IBS Executive Board met this week and discussed, amongst other things, the global COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for IBC 2020, planned for early July in Seoul, Korea. In consideration of extensive travel restrictions being imposed by countries all over the world and with the health of our IBS community in mind, the board decided that the International Biometric Conference should not proceed as planned in July 2020. For the full announcement click here.
Post Date: May 20, 2020

The IBC and COVID-19
Preparations continue for our biennial International Biometric Conference. It is shaping up to be an excellent meeting, but as you can imagine, news regarding the COVID-19 virus is an ongoing concern for those of us involved in the planning. At this point, our strategy is to keep a close eye on the latest WHO guidelines and recommendations. According to this website as of a few days ago, "WHO advises against the application of any restrictions of international traffic based on the information currently available on this event." Their argument is that the various control measures imposed by China and many other countries are doing a good job of containing the outbreak. Thus, there is every hope that the crisis will be well and truly over by July. WHO has been careful to warn against panic and over-reaction which can cause severe economic hardship and disruption. With all of this in mind, we are, for now, proceeding confidently with the expectation that IBC will take place as planned. We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation and will update you accordingly. Depending on how things go in the next few weeks, we will likely extend the early bird registration deadline beyond April 16, 2020. Please stay tuned! We would like to take this opportunity to extend our support and best wishes to any colleagues who may be directly affected by the outbreak. 
Post Date: February 24, 2020

IBS Major Awards - Call for Nominations
The IBS is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for three of the Society's most revered awards: Honorary Life Membership, The Rob Kempton Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Biometry in the Developing World, and The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of the IBS.  Nominations will be accepted through 21 February 2020.  Award receipients will be honored during IBC2020. Click on each link above to view details on how to nominate an individual for these awards. Update: The major awards nomination deadline has been extended to 6 March, 2020!

ISI Young Ambassador Submission Deadline
The call for the ISI Young Ambassadors to IBC is now open. Anyone interested is invited to submit an abstract via the online submission system. The deadline to apply is 2 March. 

Abstract Submission

ISI Young Ambassador Webpage

Post Date: February 20, 2020

Travel Award Application Details:
Click here to review the outline and procedures to be used to fund travel for IBS members from Lower-and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) who seek to participate in the International Biometric Conference (IBC). 

Contributed Sessions Deadline Extended!:

In response to many requests, we have decided to extend the abstract submisions for presentation at IBC 2020 through 19 January 2020 at 11:59 PM PST! Learn more & submit! 

Book your Accommodations Early! 
Book before June 5 to receive early IBC discount rates for a select list of hotels near and connected to the conference venue.  We also offer a variety of other accommodation options that are budget friendly. Click here for details. 

Young Statistician Showcase Details:
The Young Statisticians' Showcase is an important part of the Society's International Biometric Conference (IBC). If you are currently an MSc or PhD candidate or graduated with one of these degrees in 2017 or later, you are eligible to enter the competition!  Click here for details on how to apply!
Post date: September 18, 2019

Call for Contributed Sessions:

The International Biometric Society (IBS) invites abstracts for contributed oral and poster presentations for the 2020 International Biometric Conference (IBC2020) to be held in Seoul, Korea from 5-10 July 2020. Click here to view the call. 
Post Date: September 5, 2019

Invited Sessions have been selected. 
Invited sessions will run concurrently each day. All speakers and their abstracts will be updated as they are received. Click here to view the sessions. 
Post Date: July 15, 2019

Short Course Offerings
Seven Short Course proposals have been selected for presentation just before the International Biometric Conference begins. Learn more!
Post Date: May 20, 2019