On behalf of the 30th International Biometric Conference (2020IBC) Local Organizing Committee and International Biometric Society Korean Region (IBS Korean Region), it is our greatest honor and pleasure to host the 2020 IBC in Seoul, Korea. International Biometric Conferences have been the most effective and prominent gathering of biometric professionals and having the Conference convened in Seoul would be particularly meaningful, to the extent that this highly acclaimed conference would change the face of bioscience in Korea and beyond in every way. Biosciences in Korea and Asia have been recognized as one of the most promising industries for growth (research field for better health and environment), yet there still is a lot of room for improvement.

The 2020 IBC Local Organizing Committee and IBS Korean Region will exert all efforts to design comprehensive and rewarding scientific programs and all participants will have various opportunities to strengthen professional networks and friendship with one another in and around the Conference

Seoul, the heart of the nation and the proposed venue city for the 2020 IBC, is a popular destination for international travelers and where tradition meets modernity in perfect harmony. Seoul also has been home to many exciting and outstanding international conferences and events in the past few decades. The City is safe and tourist-friendly and offers the warmest hospitality, the state-of-the-art conference and comfortable accommodation facilities, breathtaking sceneries, and appealing cuisines.

2020 IBC’s cultural and social programs will be organized for memories to cherish for life and there will also be many other opportunities to explore Seoul and Korea. The 2020 IBC Local Organizing Committee and IBS Korean Region, in close association with central and local governments, industries, academic societies and institutions in Korea, assure the success of the 2020 IBC. We, therefore, would like to express my sincere enthusiasm to host the 2020 IBC in Seoul and gratitude for your kind consideration and support in advance.



Taerim Lee, Chair (Korea National Open University)

Taesung Park, Co-Chair (Seoul National University)

Donguk Kim, Secretary General (Sungkyunkwan University, Vice President of Academic Affairs)

Jae Won Lee (Korea University, Dean of the School of Political Science and Economics)

Ho Kim (Seoul National University, Dean of Graduate School of Public Health)

Seung Yeoun Lee (Sejong University)

Jaehee Kim, President of the IBS Korea region (Duksung Woman’s University)

JungBok Lee, Vice President of the IBS Korea region (Asan Medical Center and University of Ulsan College of Medicine)



Name Region Start Term End Term
Renato Assuncao, Chair RBras 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Charmaine Dean, Past Chair WNAR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Tae Rim Lee, LOC Co-Chair RKo 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Taesung Park, LOC, Co-Chair RKo 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Hongzhe Li ENAR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Patrick Brown ENAR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Shili Lin ENAR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Toshimitsu Hamasaki JR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Legesse Kassa Debusho GSaf 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Atinuke O. Adebanji GGha 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Michael Hoehle DR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Antonia Zapf DR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Rachel McCrea BIR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Lola Ugarte REsp 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Fabrizia Mealli RItl 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Clelia Di Serio RItl 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Olivier Thas RBe 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Aila Sarkka NR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Paulo Rodrigues Canas RBras 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Urania Dafni EMR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Rachel Fewster AR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Andrew Zhou CHINA 1/1/2017 12/31/2020
Saumyadipta Pyne ENAR 1/1/2017 12/31/2020




COEX (Convention & Exhibition Center), Seoul, Korea - www.coex.co.kr/English




Subject to change

  • Up to five full-day short courses
  • Opening Ceremony and Presidential Address
  • Invited Oral Sessions
  • Contributed Oral and Poster Sessions
  • The Young Statisticians’ Showcase Sessions
  • Biometrics and JABES Showcase Sessions
  • Special Sessions Hosted by the IBS Korean Region