Call for Papers

Measuring Behavior 2016 is organized by Dublin City University and will be held in Dublin, Ireland on May 25-27, 2016.

The Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your paper or abstract.


Measuring Behavior is open for presentations on a very broad range of topics related to measuring animal and human behavior, so long as there is a focus on methodology. The topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Human factors
  • Applied behavioral studies
  • Species-specific studies
  • New technologies for measuring behavior
  • Psychology
  • Analytical methods

A full list of topics is available here:


Measuring Behavior 2016 offers a variety of formats for presenting your contribution:

  • Oral presentations in main sessions. 
  • Oral presentations in specialised symposia (standard scientific presentations)
  • Posters with associated abstracts. 
  • Tutorial sessions teaching about established tools and methods.
  • Demonstration Showcase for new inventions, prototypes, and products. 

There will be prizes for best student presentation and poster, and best demonstration.


We are seeking for high-quality and original submissions, posters and demos, which will be reviewed by experts on the basis of the methodology, originality of the work, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of measuring behavior.

You can submit from the Submission page of this website.


The proceedings will be published by Dublin City University and will be made available online and in physical format. In addition, top papers will be selected for special issues of appropriate international high-impact journals including the Journal of Neuroscience Methods and Behaviour & Information Technology.

Keynote speakers

Each day of the conference will open with a keynote presentation by a leader in the domain of measuring behavior. The speakers are leaders in their field, but will present their research in a way that is accessible to the broad interdisciplinary audience at Measuring Behavior 2016.

We are very pleased to announce that the following keynote speakers:

  • Professor Barry Smyth (Insight Centre for Data Analytics) - Human Analytics and Big Data 
  • Professor Ofer Yizhar (Weizmann Institute) - Optogenetic dissection of brain circuits for understanding goal-directed behavior
  • Thomas Steckler (Johnson & Johnson) - The good, the bad and the ugly: quality data in basic research

Important dates

Deadline submission for symposia and workshop proposals

1 November 2015

Deadline submission abstracts papers, posters

7 February 2016

Deadline submission demonstration showcase

29 February 2016

Notification of acceptance of abstracts and papers

5 March 2016

Deadline for early bird and presenters’ registration and submission of final contribution

23 March 2016

Measuring Behavior 2016

25 - 27 May 2016