Invited Session Selection for IBC2020
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Thank you to all those who submitted their proposal to present an Invited Session during the 30th International Biometric Conference (IBC2020) in Seoul, Korea. The International Program Committee (IPC) was thrilled to receive over 70 proposals for review. It was a tough job narrowing down the top proposals. The IPC has confirmed 19 Session presentations that will be part of our main [...]

Alert: Fraudulent Email Communications Reported
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The International Biometric Office has become aware of a current email scam that seems to be targeting IBS members. A recent email scam with the subject “IBS LOGISTICAL SUPPORT PAYMENT” from the sender Louise Ryan is fake, and not from the IBS President or other IBS leaders. The email appears to be written from the president asking for support with [...]

IBS Secretary-Treasurer Election Results
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Dear IBS Members, Thanks to those who participated in the recent Society-wide election for Secretary-Treasurer by online ballot. Our election service reviewed the 893 individual votes received, and we are pleased to announce that Vicente Núñez-Antón, Professor of Statistics at The University of the Basque Country in Spain, has been elected and will serve as Secretary-Treasurer. The individual in this [...]

David Warton Chosen to Chair JABES Editorial Management Committee
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The International Biometric Society and the American Statistical Association have approved David Warton (University of South Wales, Australia) to serve in the position of Chair of the JABES Editorial Management Committee, effective 1 January 2020. David will replace the current Chair, Jennifer Hoeting, whose term is ending. We thank Jennifer for her years of service to the committee and the [...]

Retiring Biometrics AE’s Recognized for Outstanding Service!
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Biometrics is the flagship journal of IBS, publishing research that represents a broad range of topics related to biological sciences. We are proud to cover a diverse spectrum of subjects with the help of an esteemed group of colleagues and are pleased to recognize their work as they enter retirement from their positions as Associate Editors of Biometrics. The following Biometrics [...]

IBC2020 Short Course Offering Confirmed
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We are pleased to announce that the IBC 2020 Short Courses have been approved.  Seven Short Course proposals have been selected for presentation just before the International Biometric Conference begins. All Short Courses will take place on Sunday, 5 July 2020 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM local time. SC1: Targeting learning: bridging machine learning and causality (full day) Presenters: Antoine Chambaz [...]

IBS Travel Grant Application

IBS Travel Grant Application In non- IBC years, the International Biometric Society Travel Awards Committee has instituted a program to assist IBS members from Developing Countries in attending conferences sponsored by IBS Regions or Networks. If you are interested in attending a conference in 2019, either in your own region or outside your region, but don’t have the resources to [...]

IBC2020 Call for Invited Session Proposals
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Call for Invited Session Proposals The International Program Committee (IPC) of the International Biometric Society’s (IBS) 30thInternational Biometric Conference (IBC2020) calls for Invited Session proposals. IBC2020 will be held 5-10 July 2020 at the COEX (Convention & Exhibition Center), Seoul, Korea. An IBC invited session brings together a small number of speakers (two to four) on a particular statistical topic. A discussant may also form part of [...]

Call for Expression of Interest to host an IBC
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The International Biometric Society (IBS) relies on its regions to come forward with proposals to host our biennial International Biometric Conference (IBC). For the regions, a major challenge has always been the amount of work required to prepare a successful proposal, not to mention the work required by the successful region to actually host the meeting. This year, after extensive [...]

Newly-Elected IBS Executive Board for 2019
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Voting members of the Society recently received an electronic ballot notification in order to allow participation in our biennial election. The deadline to vote in the election was 2 December 2018, and the ballots have been checked for accuracy by our private election firm. At this time, we would like to share our appreciation with all who agreed to stand [...]