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.
The conference will take place in Dublin, May 25-27 2016. The venue is the Radisson Blu 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.
You can simply submit a proposal for a Special Session by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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!
Andrew Spink (Chair, Scientific Program Committee), Cathal Gurrin, Gernot Riedel and Rami Albatal (Conference Chairs)