Special journal editions MB2016

Dear colleagues,

It has come to our notice that some of you have received mails from a journal calling itself Psychology Research (or similar) purporting to be about the official special issues from the Measuring Behavior conference. Please note that this is nothing at all to do with us and you should treat those mails as spam.

We are currently in the process of compiling a short list of presentations which will be suitable for the two journals which have agreed to host a special issue; the Journal of Neuroscience Methods and Behavior & Information Technology. Those authors on our short list will be invited to contribute to the special issues within the next few weeks.

By the way, if you haven’t already got Manchester, 6-8 June 2018 in your diary as the location for the next Measuring Behavior, you should do so now!

Measuring Behavior 2018: Call for Hosting

The organizing committee of Measuring Behavior is inviting bids for hosting the next, 11th Measuring Behavior conference. The conference is planned for 3 days in May 2018. We anticipate it will have roughly the same format as previous years (see http://www.measuringbehavior.org/mb2016/program-schedule), but we are also open to new ideas. We encourage bids from all over Europe.

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

Conference chair(s)

We anticipate that at least one conference chair will be the 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.

Supporting staff

Conference chairs are often professors and thus busy people. Do you have colleagues who can help with organizing the conference?

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?

Meeting venue, location and conference facilities

Normally Measuring Behavior has 4-5 parallel sessions, with rooms of capacity of 100 – 250 people, plus an area for 40 - 80 posters and an area for the exhibition. We normally have about 250 to 350 delegates in total.

  • What conference facilities do you have to offer? 
  • What are the costs associated with hiring those facilities?
  • What dates are they available for in May 2018?
  • What are the public transport and hotel facilities near to the conference center?
  • Is there a significant research community measuring the behavior of people and animals in your region?


Do you have access to governmental agencies or corporations that may be interested in being connected to the conference and providing financial support? Is your institution able to sponsor the conference and/or take financial responsibility?

Other comments

Please explain in one paragraph why your location is especially suitable for Measuring Behavior 2018. Please return the completed form before 25th April 2016 at the latest to Andrew Spink, chair of the program committee (Andrew@measuringbehavior.org).

We aim to announce the next venue at Measuring Behavior 2016 in Dublin.

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 http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/tbit-cfp-1214.

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 <g.riedel@abdn.ac.uk> in case you wish to submit a paper for this journal.

EXTENDED Submission deadline: 1st April 2015

For more information, please visit http://www.measuringbehavior.org/mb2014/special-issue-journal-neuroscience-methods.

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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 www.measuringbehavior.org or sign up for announcements