Call for symposia and 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 conference focuses on the latest methods, techniques and tools in behavioral research in its widest sense.

We are delighted to be hosting the conference in the beautiful city of Aberdeen, Scotland in May 2024 and welcome proposals for workshops and symposia on subjects related to methods development and new techniques for measuring animal and human behaviors. 

Call for Symposia & Workshops

The Scientific Program Committee now invites you to submit Symposia & Workshops proposals for Measuring Behavior 2024.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please send an outline of maximum 1 page to, including:

  • a title,
  • a 1-2 paragraph summary,
  • 4-5 possible speakers,
  • Indication if it is an interactive workshop or a symposium with a series of presentations.

The deadline is October 6th 2023. Note that all symposium speakers must submit a 1-7 page short paper for peer-review (organised by the symposium chair together with the conference program committee) for inclusion in the Proceedings. There will also be the opportunity to submit full papers to special issues of journals. In addition to the speakers you recruit, it is possible that some papers submitted to the general sessions may fit with your symposium. The conference does not fund symposia speakers (also not with fee-waivers), but the symposia are encouraged to seek sponsorship, for example by using them as a dissemination event for a collaborative project.

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. Speakers at symposia must attend in person, but remote attendees will be able to view and submit questions.
  • Workshops: Sessions dedicated to hosting interactive discussions about novel topics in Measuring Behavior organized by a workshop chair. Successful workshops are typically based around a new or disruptive concept or demonstration of new technologies or methodologies. Submissions are especially encouraged from industry and research centres. The presentations in workshops are not peer-reviewed and so not published in the Proceedings. Workshops will not be open to remote attendees. Workshops must be fully interactive and not just be a series of presentations with short discussions.


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 we are expecting, see this page for a list or the previous Proceedings. If you are not sure if your idea fits, feel free to contact us ( discuss it informally.

Submission of individual papers is not yet open, this call is only for symposia. See here for the planned schedule.

If you would like a PDF to distribute this Call to colleagues (please do!), you can download it here.

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