Invitation to Floripa

On behalf of the International Biometric Society and the Local Organising Committee, it is a pleasure and privilege to cordially invite you to attend the XXVth International Biometric Conference (IBC-FLORIPA-2010), that will take place at Federal University of Santa Catarina, and also to enjoy the beautiful city of Florianópolis.


The Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC is made up of 56 Departments and 2 Special Coordinations which integrate 11 University Units. There are 35 Undergraduate Courses with a total of 24,157 students. The University offers 17 Doctorate and 37 Master's Courses with a total of 5,888 students. The University Main Campus has an infra-structure that can be considered a town. Besides a responsible city hall for the administration of the Campus there are organs of installment of services such as hospital, a publishing house, library, kindergarten, sports center, bars and restaurants, experimental theater, botanical garden, museum, bank and post-office.


Florianópolis, or Floripa as it is more commonly known, is a fantastic place, a vibrant mix of the best Brazil offers. Whether you come to enjoy the incredible variety of beaches, lagoons, mountains and dunes, you cannot fail to fall in love with one of the most popular destinations in Brazil.


We count on you here in Floripa in 2010.


Dalton Francisco de Andrade
Chair, Local Organising Committee


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