Measuring Behavior 2016: Call for Bids

The Organizing Committee of Measuring Behavior is inviting bids for hosting the next Measuring Behavior conference. The conference’s tentative dates are 25-27 May 2016 (or possibly the week before). We anticipate the conference will have roughly the same format as previous years (see www.measuringbehavior.org/mb2014/conference-program), but we are also open to new ideas.

As this will be the 10th edition of the conference, we encourage bids from all over Europe. 

If you are interested in hosting the conference, please answer the following questions:

1. Conference chair(s)

We anticipate that at least one conference chair will be local host (it is possible that the conference organization will recruit more chairs to cover all relevant disciplines). Please give a brief (ca. 100 word per person) description of who you are and what your research interest is.

2. Supporting staff

Conference chairs are often busy people (Professors). Do you have colleagues who can help with organising the conference?

3. Program content

Traditionally, the Measuring Behavior conferences have hosted a large number of symposia organized by symposia chairs. The symposia are a substantial and essential part of the conference.  

  • How will you help recruit symposia chairs?
  • Are there other research groups in your own region who are likely candidates?
  • Do you have any ideas to renew the content of the conference?
  • What possibilities are there for social events and scientific tours of facilities in the same city?

4. Meeting venue and conference facilities 

What conference facilities do you have to offer? Normally Measuring Behavior has 4-5 parallel sessions, with rooms of capacity of 100 – 250 people, plus an area for 50 – 100 posters and an area for the exhibition. We normally have about 250 to 400 delegates in total.

  • What are the costs associated with hiring those facilities?
  • Are they available for 25-27 May 2016?
  • Is your institution able to contribute towards the costs in any way?
  • What are the public transport and hotel facilities near to the conference centre? 

5. Other comments

Please explain in one paragraph why your location is especially suitable for Measuring Behavior 2016.  

Please return the completed from before 1st December 2014 to Andrew Spink, chair of the scientific program committee (Andrew@measuringbehavior.org).

Measuring Behavior 2010 in ACM Digital Library

Copyright © 2011 ACM, Inc.

The ACM digital library publication, “Selected papers from the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral research (Digital Edition)”, is now available online. You can find it at http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1931344 (go to the Table of Contents tab for a list of the papers).

The papers in the original conference proceedings also remain online on the measuringbehavior.org website, and you can find that here: http://www.measuringbehavior.org/mb2010/presentations-index-author.

Next year: Measuring Behavior 2012

The 8th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral research, Measuring Behavior 2012, will take place on 28-31 August 2012 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The latest edition in Eindhoven (2010) was attended by almost 400 delegates from 34 countries. Can we welcome you next year too?

More information will be available soon! Stay updated on the latest news and updates and visit www.measuringbehavior.org for more information, join the Measuring Behavior group on LinkedIn, or like us on Facebook.

 

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Theme issue on Measuring Behavior

The aim of this theme issue of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing on 'Measuring Behavior'  is to summarize emerging trends and common problems across different branches of social and behavioral sciences that involve measurements of human behavior. The emphasis in this theme issue is on methods and technologies for the measurement of behavior at the micro and macro level. 

Present day applications demand that behavioral measurements are performed in natural environments where the measuring devices are thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. Understanding users' behavior in different contexts could be a goal of measuring human behavior, as well as a means for designing user experiences that utilize on pervasive measuring technology. 

This theme Issue is inspired by the Measuring Behavior 2010 conference (www.measuringbehavior.org) which provides a broad and interdisciplinary forum for novel methods to define, measure, and analyze human behavior. We solicit papers that analyze individuals and their behavior along with the interpersonal interaction, human-machine interaction, behavior of groups, and processes explaining for specific behaviors.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Eye tracking and gaze analysis
  • Sound, speech, and gesture analysis
  • Analysis of facial expressions and body movements
  • Monitoring social interaction in diverse contexts and conditions
  • Understanding users' behavior in context
  • Unveiling affective signals
  • Event recognition for behavioral measurement
  • Prediction the dynamics of social relations
  • Human behavior in traffic and urban environments
  • Living labs for studying human behavior
  • Designing user experiences that use mobile and pervasive technology
  • Measuring player experiences in digital and embodied games
  • Approaches for measuring usability, accessibility, and user experience

The papers will be reviewed according to the standards of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing www.springerlink.com/content/106503/. The special issue is open to everybody. In case a similar submission was made for the MB2010 conference, any submission to the theme issue will need to include at least 30% different or additional content.

Submission deadline: 15 February 2011
Notification to authors: 30 March 2011
Camera ready final papers: 30 June 2011

Send your contribution to Emilia I. Barakova e.i.barakova@tue.nl.