Data, Evidence, and Insights
Statistical methods in the life sciences -
current trends and a future outlook.

XXXIInd Conference of the Austro-Swiss Region [ ROeS ] of the International Biometric Society

In Cooperation with
Austrian Statistical Society [ Österreichische Statistische Gesellschaft, ÖSG ]
Swiss Statistical Society [ SSS ]
American Statistical Association [ ASA ]

Hosted by the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Salzburg

More about the Austro-Swiss region (ROeS) of the International Biometric Society (IBS)

The working language of the conference is English.


Andrea Baumgartner


7-10 September 2021


Faculty of Natural Sciences
Hellbrunner Str. 34
5020 Salzburg, Austria

We currently invite proposals for Invited Sessions and Topic Contributed Sessions regarding statistical methods in all applications of Biometrics.

For submission of proposals for invited and topic contributed sessions, please fill out this LaTeX template and email it to by 30 November 2020.

Each session has four speakers. You may choose to leave one or two of the slots in your proposed session open - the scientific committee will then strive to fill those slots with topically fitting presentations. Please note that there are no travel reimbursements for speakers in invited or topic contributed sessions. However, for each invited session, the registration fee of one key speaker may be waived. Session proposals will be evaluated in early December 2020.

Registration and abstract submission will open in December 2020. Stay tuned!

Registration fee

Regular Member of sponsoring
statistical society
- 2021-05-31 290 240 130
2021-06-01 - 2021-07-15 330 280 160
2021-07-16 - 2021-08-31 370 320 190
2021-09-01 - 410 360 210

Sponsoring statistical societies: International Biometric Society (IBS), Österreichische Statistische Gesellschaft (ÖSG), Swiss Statistical Society, American Statistical Association (ASA); for others, please inquire

Conference Topics

The IBS-ROeS Conference 2021 provides a platform for an exchange regarding statistical methods in all applications of Biometrics, including Medicine, Biology, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Ecology, Epidemiology, and Genetics, among others.
It is the venue where Swiss and Austrian biometricians / biostatisticians meet to share information, ideas and opinions.

Recent events have made it clear that our field is much more central to the well-being of humankind than many people would have previously thought. Our 2021 conference theme "Data, Evidence, and Insights" highlights the special and important role played by biometricians (statisticians and biostatisticians) when making sense of life sciences data in order to provide real, robust, and authoritative evidence which can support decision making.
Communicating this central role has always been an important challenge, ever since the establishment of statistics as its own discipline. It could never be taken for granted that the good statistical practices which we consider self-evident, based on the scientific progress made in our field, are always given full consideration by others. This becomes evident in regular intervals, in particular during times where the buzzwords of the day are mistaken as an alternative way to analyze data, just without having to follow some well-grounded practices of statistics.
In some sense, the 2021 ROeS meeting will therefore be a natural continuation of the discussions at the 2019 ROeS meeting which featured the theme "From Controlled Trials to Big Data and Back" and the bridge between exploratory and confirmatory analyses.
As ROeS was established in 1961, the conference will also offer the possibility to celebrate the 60th (diamond) founding anniversary which will be celebrated during the Diamond Dinner.

Scientific Committee

The Board and Advisory Board Members of IBS-ROeS

Arne Bathke, Andrea Berghold, Frank Bretz, Hans-Ulrich Burger, Georg Heinze, Dominik Heinzmann, Harald Herkner, Shu-Fang Hsu, Florian Klinglmüller, Franz König, Martina Mittlböck, Martin Posch, Regina Riedl, Valentin Rousson, Susanne Strohmaier, Michael Vock, Simon Wandel

Local Organizing Committee

Arne Bathke

University of Salzburg

Wolfgang Trutschnig

University of Salzburg

Georg Zimmermann

University of Salzburg