Call for Symposia


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Call for Symposia & 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. In May 2021, the conference will be a joint meeting between the Measuring Behavior conference series and the Seminar on Behavioral Methods.

We are delighted to be hosting the conference in the beautiful city of Kraków, Poland in 2021 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 2021.
Although the deadline for submission of symposia proposals has officially passed, we are still open to good suggestions.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please send an outline of maximum 1 page to Andrew@measuringbehavior.org , 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.

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) and 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.
  • 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. Any presentations in workshops are not peer-reviewed and so not published in the Proceedings.


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 https://www.measuringbehavior.org/topics. If you are not sure if your idea fits, feel free to contact us (Andrew@measuringbehavior.org) to discuss it informally.

Conference location

The conference will take place in Kraków, Poland, 13-15 October 2021. The venue is a well-equipped and modern hotel and conference centre within walking distance of the historic city centre. As well as the scientific program, there will also be attractive social events.

Submission of individual papers is not yet open, this call is only for symposia.

On behalf of the Measuring Behavior 2021 conference chairs, Prof. Jarosław–Jerzy Barski (Medical University of Silesia), Prof. Gernot Riedel (University of Aberdeen), Anne-Marie Brouwer (TNO), & Andrew Spink (Noldus Information Technology)


Post Address

MB Conference Secretariat

P.O. Box 268

6700 AG Wageningen

The Netherlands


Conference Address

Holiday Inn Hotel

Wielopole 4

31-072 Kraków