Our main activity is our regional biennial conference, and now the 2017 conference website biometric2017.org is up (if not yet fully complete). The next regional conference of the Australasian Region, titled “Biometrics by the Border”, will be held in the conference facilities of the Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, which is located south of Queensland's Gold Coast, just across the border into NSW. The dates of the conference are 26-30 November.
The scientific programme committee has finalised keynote speakers. The all-female line-up celebrates achievements by women in the field of biometrics. We are excited to confirm that Professors Elisabetta Carfagna (University of Bologna, Italy), Di Cook (Monash University), Rachel Fewster (University of Auckland), Sonja Greven (LM University Munich, Germany), Louise Ryan (University of Technology Sydney), and Jean Yang (University of Sydney) are sharing their latest insights in their respective fields. Conference workshops are currently being finalised and we expect registration and abstract submission to open in early June.
A biennial meeting is one of the main activities of the region, which enables members and non-members to come together to exchange ideas, learn about new research methodologies and applications, network and establish important contacts and collaboration opportunities. These conferences are renowned for being intimate regarding numbers of participants, yet large enough to facilitate worthwhile invited and contributed talks as well as poster presentations. The program typically runs from Monday to Thursday lunch with an optional social activity on Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday dinner, which both encourage further social and professional networking. Specialist pre-conference short-courses on the Sunday are also a feature.
Hobart, Tasmania, Sunday 29th November - Thursday 3rd December 2015 was the place and period of our 2015 regional conference, Biometrics by the Harbour!
The 2015 conference was held at one of Hobart's oldest hotels - Hadley's Orient Hotel - located in the heart of Hobart. Hobart itself is well known for its history, its natural beauty, its food and culture, and as a gateway to Tasmania's pristine wilderness. We enjoyed a world-class conference in a stimulating environment.
Note for the future that the IBS Awards Fund Committee has a program to assist IBS members from developing countries to attend conferences sponsored by IBS Regions or Networks, such as Biometrics by the Harbour. For more information, please visit www.biometricsociety.org/travel-grant-application/.
And you can read more about conferences here.
Last updated 14 March 2017