IBS Italy

International Biometric Society - Italian region

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12th IBS-Italian Region conference
XII conferenza della Società Italiana di Biometria (SIB)

7-10 July 2019
Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo
Via Ponte di Tappia, 25, Naples, Italy

The Italian Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS-IR) is pleased to announce the 12th bi-annual scientific meeting devoted to promote collaborations and exchange scientific expertise among all members of IBS regions. Invited sessions are organized by IBS regions (already confirmed regions: Eastern North American Region, Eastern Mediterranean Region, German Region, Spanish Region); to reinforce also historical research fields and collaborations of Italian Region of IBS one invited session is organized on agricultural and environmental statistics and another one by Italian Statistical Society (SIS).

Confirmed invited speakers are: 
Claudia Angelini (Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo “Mauro Picone”, CNR, Naples, Italy),
Stefania Galimberti (University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy), 
Niels Keiding (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark), 
Cécile Proust-Lima (Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France).

For contributed sessions and poster session (two poster awards are supported by IBS Regions), we encourage the submission of short abstracts (see the dedicated section below for technical details). Possible topics (but not limited to) are:

  • Longitudinal modelling and mixed-effects models
  • Survival analysis
  • Sampling methods in biostatistics
  • Agricultural and environmental statistics
  • Methods for data integration
  • Statistical methods in genomics
  • Reproducibility
  • Risk prediction models
  • Graphical models

Two half-day pre-conference courses will be also provided (with limited places):
1) “Latent class mixed modeling using lcmm R package” by Cécile Proust-Lima (Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France),
2) “Bioinformatics and statistics for Next Generation Sequencing data analysis” by Diego Di Bernardo (University of Naples Federico II, Naples).

Meeting outline

Sunday July 7, 2019
Two half-day pre-conference courses, excursion, evening welcome reception
Monday July 8 – Wednesday July 10, 2019
Meeting with plenary invited talks, invited sessions, contributed sessions, poster session (on Tuesday July 9, 2019), IBS-IR General Assembly (on Tuesday July 9, 2019) and social dinner (on Tuesday July 9, 2019).

Important dates

Abstract submission deadlineApril 10, 2019
Notification of acceptance May 2, 2019
Registration for presentersMay 31, 2019
Early bird registrationMay 31, 2019
ConferenceJuly 7-10, 2019


(by May 31st)
(from June 1st)
Conference for IBS members350 €400 €
Conference for non IBS members
(includes IBS membership)
440 €540 €
Pre-conference course*50 €50€

Conference fees include lunches on Monday and Tuesday and social dinner on Tuesday.

* Pre-conference courses are possible even if you don’t want to attend to the conference, but are reserved to IBS members.

Abstract submission

Abstract must be submitted through the Easy Chair conference system at the link:
The text of the abstract must have a length of maximum 2500 characters included spaces (without considering the list of authors, affiliations and title). Moreover, the abstract must contain at least 3 keywords

Main organizers

Clelia Di Serio (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan; President of IBS-IR)
Paola M.V. Rancoita (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan; Treasurer of IBS-IR)
Alessandro Nonis (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan; Webmaster of IBS-IR)

Scientific Committee

Elia Biganzoli (University of Milan, Milan)
Patrizia Boracchi (University of Milan, Milan)
Chiara Brombin (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan)
Italia De Feis (Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo “Mauro Picone”, CNR, Naples)
Stefania Galimberti (University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan)
Rossella Miglio (University of Bologna, Bologna)
Francesco Stingo (University of Florence, Florence)
Luca Tardella (Sapienza University of Rome, Rome)
Maria Grazia Valsecchi (University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan)
Paola Vicard (Roma Tre University, Rome)

Local Organizing Committee

Claudia Angelini (Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo “Mauro Picone”, CNR, Naples)
Annamaria Carissimo (Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo “Mauro Picone”, CNR, Naples)
Diego Di Bernardo (University of Naples Federico II, Naples)
Monika Krzak (Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo “Mauro Picone”, CNR, Naples)


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