The International Biometric Society (IBS) invites abstracts for contributed oral and poster presentations for the 2020 International Biometric Conference (IBC 2020) to be held in Seoul, Korea from 5-10 July 2020. Abstracts may be submitted online through 10 December 2019.

The mission of the IBS is ‘to promote the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the biosciences, including agriculture, biomedical science and public health, ecology, environmental sciences, forestry and allied disciplines.’ Contributions at the conference are therefore welcome across a wide range of both methodological topics and application areas relevant to the Society’s mission.

Submissions from a broad range of perspectives are encouraged. The following list provides an indication of the methodological topics and application areas that have been covered at previous conferences and will be covered at the upcoming conference:

Methodological Topics Application Areas
Bayesian methods Agriculture
Big data analytics Bioinformatics
Biological networks Climate
Categorical data analysis and discrete models Clinical trials/Cancer clinical trials
Causal inference Ecology
Computer intensive methods and software development Environmental research
Diagnostic tests Epidemiology
Functional data analysis Forensics
Geostatistics Genetics
Goodness-of-fit Health services
Imaging and signal data Infectious diseases and control
Joint outcome models Medical research
Longitudinal data analysis/mixed effects model Non-clinical, Pre-clinical statistics
Mechanistic models Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoepidemiology
Microarrays and omics data Plant breeding
Missing and incomplete data Population estimation
Mixture models Radioactivity and radiation exposure
Multiple testing and adjustments for multiplicity Toxicology and pharmacology
Multistate models Other biometrical related application areas
Predictive modelling
Quantile/MQuantile regression
Regression modelling
Risk analysis and risk management
Small area estimation
Spatial and spatio-temporal data analysis
Statistical graphics
Survival analysis
Validity and reliability of measurements
Other biometrical related topics


All abstracts must be submitted online. No other forms of abstracts are permissible.

Each abstract submission must include the title, list of authors and author affiliations, and abstract, with each submission having a maximum length of 2,500 characters. In the abstract submission process, authors are requested to select up to three methodological topics and one application area from the list above that are most relevant to the abstract. The number of oral abstract submissions with the same presenting author is limited to one.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the IBC 2020 International Program Committee, and presenting authors will be informed of the status of their abstract (oral presentation, poster presentation, rejection) by February 2020.

All accepted contributed oral presentations will be assigned to a 12-minute slot within a particular scientific session, with each session lasting 90 minutes, and therefore containing six oral presentations and time for discussion. All poster presentations will also be allocated to a particular scientific poster session. Presenting authors are expected to be present at their posters.

All presenting authors must have registered for the conference by 31 May 2020 for their presentation to be included in the conference program. Please note that the conference’s Early Bird Registration deadline is, 16 April 2020.

Following on from the success of the awards made at the last IBC, we will again be awarding prizes for the Best Student Oral Presentation(s) and the Best Poster Presentation(s).

Click here to submit an abstract on or before 10 December 2020.


-International Biometric Office (IBO)