The Deadline to Submit 2018 International Biometric Conference Short Course Proposals was 15 March, 2017

The International Biometric Society (IBS) Education Committee is calling for short course proposals in support of the XXIXth International Biometric Conference (IBC2018), to be held 8-13 July 2018 at the Barcelona International Convention Centre in Barcelona, Spain.

Our goal is to provide courses that will attract registrants from a number of different application areas. We also want to reach out to potential participants from economically developing countries. Course selection will be by committee consensus and will take into account how the courses complement and enhance the scientific program of the conference. A conference short course is usually taught by one or more instructors on a topic that is of interest to many potential IBC participants.

Normally, short courses are held on the Sunday before the start of the conference, which will be 8 July 2018. The course can either last the full day (six – eight hours) or a half day (four hours).

Proposals should include motivation, proposed content(s) and potential target audience of the course, as well as a description of the previous teaching experience and subject area expertise of the instructor(s). We also ask that the proposal include contact information for one – two participants of a previous course taught by the instructor(s) whom we may contact if needed.

Please download and complete the submission form provided (download the proposal form here) for the proposal, and send by email to the Education Committee Chair, Pascale Tubert-Bitter: pascale.tubert@inserm.fr with a copy to the International Biometric Office (IBO) at conference@biometricsociety.org. 

Proposals for short courses should be submitted electronically on or before 15 March 2017. Proposals will be selected by the Education Committee by 15 June 2017. Thank you for your support of the IBC! We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona.