Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ISBI 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

IEEE’s mission to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity requires the talents and perspectives of people with different personal, cultural, and disciplinary backgrounds. IEEE is committed to advancing diversity in the technical profession, and to promoting an inclusive and equitable culture that welcomes, engages, and rewards all who contribute to the field, without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Through the lens of equality: a workshop on gender – informed research
This workshop aims to promote excellence in research by introducing a crucial perspective—the gender dimension integration into research and innovations that leads to further gender inclusivity. Such an integration, can enhance the quality and impact of the research outcomes. This will lead into inclusive research applications and/or innovations free from gender bias.
More information is available here

Student travel grants
ISBI 2024 announces the availability of twenty $800 travel awards which will be distributed based on merit and need.
IEEE ISBI supports diversity in science and engineering, encouraging women and minorities to apply for travel stipends. Travel awards are limited to first authors of accepted full papers. More information is available here

Childcare Services
To facilitate your attendance in the conference and make your stay as productive and enjoyable as possible for you and your family, ISBI 2024 offers information regarding available childcare services options.

ISBI 2024 lactation station
A lactation station will be available at the ISBI Symposium venue to meet the needs of nursing mothers, while facilitating their attendance and participation in the Conference. Nursing moms will be able to attend and accept speaking engagements at the event with greater ease and enjoy the complete Symposium experience without stress.

DEI Committee
Celia Cintas – IBM Research Africa, Kenya <Celia.Cintas@ibm.com>
Maria Flouri – National Technical University of Athens, Greece <mariaflouri@gmail.com>
Nadjia Kachenoura – Sorbonne University, Inserm, CNRS In Paris, France <nadjia.kachenoura@inserm.fr>
Girmaw Abebe Tadesse – Microsoft AI for Good Lab, Kenya <girmawabebe.tadesse@microsoft.com>