Call for Symposia & Workshops

Measuring Behavior is the premier interdisciplinary event for scientists and practitioners concerned with the study of human or animal behavior. This unique community and its biannual conference focuses on methods, techniques and tools in behavioral research in the widest sense.

The Scientific Program Committee now invites you to submit Symposia & Workshops proposals for Measuring Behavior 2016.

Submission is open for:

  • Symposia: Sessions organized around a specific topic and organized by a symposium chair. The symposium chair oversees the paper review process; accepted papers are presented in the symposium. Submitted papers will be blind reviewed by the Measuring Behavior reviewing committee.
  • Workshops: Sessions dedicated to hosting interactive discussions about novel topics in Measuring Behavior organized by a workshop chair. Successful workshops typically would be based around a new or disruptive concept or demonstration of new technologies or methodologies. Typically a workshop session lasts up to half a day. Submissions are especially encouraged from industry and research centres.


The conference is open for any topic related to the measurement of the behavior of people and animals. The focus should be on tools and methods, not on results. To get an idea of the topics previously covered, see last year’s program.

Conference location

The conference will take place in Dublin, May 25-27 2016. The venue is the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, a well-equipped and modern conference center in the city center, with the welcome reception planned for the world-famous Guinness Storehouse. Dublin is one of the top city break destinations in Europe and for atmosphere, nightlife, visitor attractions, activities and shopping, Dublin has very few rivals. Steeped in history and buzzing with youthful energy, the Irish capital is at the very heart of Irish culture and industry.

Submission procedure

You can simply submit a proposal for a Special Session by e-mailing You are welcome to contact us with a summary proposal that contains the following:

  • Title of the Special Session
  • Type (symposium or workshop)
  • Names and affiliations of organizers
  • Abstract (written in such a way as to attract delegates to your symposium)
    • For symposia, a suggestion of potential speaker profiles and topics should be included. Each speaker should be allocated 15 minutes. Time for discussion or other interaction is encouraged.
    • For workshops, a list of proposed speakers (one or more) should be included along with an indicative schedule of workshop activities. Interaction and discussion should be scheduled into the workshop activities.Any additional relevant information that you think is necessary (mark clearly if this should not end up on the website).

Here is an example of a symposium description. The deadline for submission is 1st November 2015, but please do not wait until then before contacting us with your initial ideas. Please note that additional funding is not available from the conference organisation for symposia and workshops. Speakers have to register in the usual way. Organisers are encouraged to seek sponsorship for their symposia.

More information

Keep updated on the latest news about the conference by visiting our website, where you can sign up for announcements, or by joining our community on LinkedIn. Submission of individual papers is not yet open, this call is only for symposia.

Please pass this message on to any colleagues who you think might be interested!

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Spink (Chair, Scientific Program Committee), Cathal Gurrin, Gernot Riedel and Rami Albatal (Conference Chairs)

Reminder Call For Papers Special Issue Journals

We'd like to remind you of the Call for Papers for special issues of two journals, Behavior and Information Technology and Journal of Neuroscience Methods. All those who presented at Measuring Behavior 2014 are welcome to submit papers. Behavior and Information Technology This call for papers invites advances in methods, techniques and tools that contribute to our understanding of human behavior.

This is an open call, but participants in Measuring Behavior 2014 are especially welcome to contribute, as long as the paper contains substantial (70%) new material compared with the Conference Proceedings.

Submission deadline: 1st April 2015

For more information, please see

Journal of Neuroscience Methods

The meeting - Measuring Behavior 2014, held in Wageningen, The Netherlands - has seen a great number of presentations on new behavioral technologies for animal assessment, and there was also considerable interest in the critical assessment of existing technologies. We here encourage submission of your papers presented at the meeting and seek to bring them together as one stand-alone volume for the Journal of Neuroscience Methods. Both review and empirical papers are welcome.

Please register your interest with Dr. Gernot Riedel <> in case you wish to submit a paper for this journal.

EXTENDED Submission deadline: 1st April 2015

For more information, please visit

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Save the date! Measuring Behavior 2016 in Dublin, Ireland

For the first time ever Measuring Behavior will be hosted outside of The Netherlands. We are very pleased to announce that the location for the 10th edition of Measuring Behavior 2016 will be Dublin, Ireland.

From 25-27 May 2016, Dublin will be the stage for the latest methods, inventions, prototypes, and techniques in behavioral research. The conference will be hosted by Dublin City University and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.

Stay updated

More information will be available shortly so keep an eye on or sign up for announcements

Measuring Behavior 2010 in ACM Digital Library

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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 (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 website, and you can find that here: