The conference is open for papers about 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 topics previously covered, see last year’s conference program. We already know that this year there will be sessions on measuring movement in animals and people, human-robot interaction, and measuring behavior in sports.

Possible topics for 'free papers' include (but are not limited to):

Behavioral neuroscience

  • Behavioral testing of zebra fish
  • Home cage phenotyping of rodents
  • Translational models of disease
  • Laboratory animal welfare
  • Behavior and physiology
  • Developments in tests for learning and memory in rodents

Human Factors

  • Measuring the user experience
  • Measuring player experience in gaming
  • Eye tracking, gaze analysis and facial recognition
  • Human behavior in traffic and urban environments
  • Use of sensors in smart phones and tablets to measure behavior


  • Analysis of communication
  • Measurement of emotion
  • Life logging
  • New behavioral tests


  • Human-robot interaction
  • Bio-inspired robotics


  • Human and animal movement
  • Athlete data collection and analysis
  • Sports data integration
  • Human perception of equipment

Applied behavioral studies

  • Precision livestock farming and behavioral measurements
  • Gait analysis in animals and humans
  • Measurement of driver and pilot behavior in simulated environments
  • Living labs
  • Measuring consumer behavior (including retail, eating, food choice, etc)
  • Measuring behavior in sports

Species-specific studies

  • Behavioral testing of zebra fish
  • Measurement of behavior of insects
  • Behavioral wildlife ecology
  • Ethology

New technologies for measuring behavior

  • New developments in GPS, BT, UWB, video and other tracking techniques
  • Life logging
  • Automatic gesture recognition
  • Automatic detection of behaviors in people and animals
  • Motion and movement analysis and tracking
  • New sensor and camera technology (including IoT, Smart Homes)
  • Tracking technologies: video, GPS, indoor tracking (BT, UWB, video, inertial), people and animals, combination with other sensors, wildlife tracking
  • New software and hardware tools for measuring behavior
  • Measuring behavior in virtual and augmented environments

Analytical methods

  • New statistical methods and behavioral pattern analysis and visualization
  • Using data mining, big data and the Internet of Things to understand behavior


  • Teaching the measurement of behavior
  • Measurement of sound and ultrasound and its interpretation