Welcome & Committees

2018 International Biometric Conference – Preliminary Welcome

I am pleased to welcome you to the IBS-hosted website for the XXIXth International Biometric Conference (IBC2018) to be held July 8–13, 2018 at the Barcelona International Conference Centre, Barcelona, Spain. Here you will find regularly updated information on all aspects of the conference – the scientific and social programmes, registration and travel details, and much more.

The meeting is being hosted by the Spanish Region of the International Biometric Society (RESP). The Local Organizing Committee (LOC), led by Pere Puig and Lupe Gómez, is currently finalizing plans for the social programme, including a welcome reception, excursions, and a Thursday evening event.

Charmaine Dean (WNAR) chairs the International Programme Committee (IPC) that is at work on constructing a programme of invited sessions to cover the diverse interests within our Society. These will be augmented by several special sessions including Biometrics and JABES showcases, a Young Statisticians Showcase, an invited session from the ISI, and a Statistics in Practice session. As usual, there will be Short Courses on the Sunday before the main meeting. Proposals for these are now coming in; the best ones will be selected by the Education Committee, under Pascale Tubert-Bitter (FR).

Later this year we will launch the call for contributed talks and posters. These are the most important aspect of our meetings and an opportunity for everyone to present their work and demonstrate the exciting developments and applications of biometry throughout the world. The submissions will be handled through this webpage and managed by staff at the IBS International Business Office under our Executive Director, Peter Doherty.

This promises to be yet another great IBC, at an outstanding European location. I do hope that many of you will be able to make the trip and join us. Be sure to bookmark this webpage and visit it frequently to keep up-to-date on IBC2018 developments.

See you in Barcelona!

Elizabeth Thompson
International Biometric Society