Introduction

The XXVIth International Biometric Conference, jointly hosted by the Japanese Regions of the International Biometric Society, will be held in Kobe, Japan at the Kobe International Conference Center(KICC).

The scientific program consists of a slate of 14 invited sessions, 5 special sessions, 50 contributed oral sessions and 5 poster sessions. In addition, 4 short courses are being offered and 1 satellite conferences have been organized.