Measuring Behavior 2002

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference
on Methods and Techniques
in Behavioral Research

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
27-30 August 2002

After successful meetings in Utrecht (1996), Groningen (1998) and Nijmegen (2000), the 4th Measuring Behavior conference was held at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, 27-30 August 2002. Program Chair G.C van der Veer, started with a warm welcome to everyone at Measuring Behavior 2002.

The conference was a great success. Over 325 delegates from 37 countries enjoyed four intensive days, with 150 presentations in 10 symposia, 12 tutorials, 4 special interest groups, 5 user meetings and 9 scientific tours! Besides that, delegates took part in technical training and visited the demonstrations presented by 15 exhibiting companies. And last but not least, the great weather made the social events even more enjoyable. If you want to taste the atmosphere during and after the meeting, take a look at the photo gallery!

Conference Venue

Measuring Behavior 2002 was held at the campus of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. With numerous departments related to the interdisciplinary theme of the conference, including biology, psychology, social sciences, pharmacology and an academic teaching hospital, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam was an excellent venue for our conference.

More Information

Click on one of the links below for more information about the conference:
  • The Measuring Behavior Conferences - Measuring Behavior 2002 was the fourth in a series. Read about the background and the concept behind the conferences.
  • Published Conference Papers - A selection of papers from the conference has been published as a special issue of the journal Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers. Click here to review the contents and to order your personal copy.
  • Conference Program at a Glance - An overview of all conference activities, organized by day.
  • Presentations: Index by Topic - An overview of all oral presentations, posters and demonstrations, grouped by topic category, with links to the abstracts.
  • Presentations: Index by Author - An overview of all oral presentations, posters and demonstrations, ordered alphabetically by first author, with links to the abstracts.
  • Scientific Tours - Seven behavioral research laboratories in and around the University of Nijmegen offered guided tours to conference delegates.
  • Technical Training - Technical training and assistance in the use of software and instrumentation for behavioral research is one of the key elements of a Measuring Behavior conference.
  • Exhibition - Fiftheen companies participated in an exhibition of instruments and software.
  • User Meetings - These sessions were organized by manufacturers of software and instrumentation for behavioral and physiological research. The program included presentations about new developments, demonstrations of new products and a panel discussion.
  • Special Interest Group - The place to be for in-depth discussions on specific methodological or technical topics.
  • Tutorials - New this year were the tutorials (short courses taught by expert instructors). They provided a valuable opportunity for participants to learn about specific techniques, methods and tools for behavioral research.
  • Social Program - The program included various informal occasions where one met coleagues while enjoying haute cuisine!
  • Conference Venue - Information about the conference site, the Vrije Universiteit and the city of Amsterdam.
  • Conference Organization - Program Committee, Local Organizing Committee and Advisory Board.
  • Quotes from Delegates - Read what participants had to say about the meeting.
  • Photo Gallery - The Measuring Behavior 2002 Photo Gallery gives you an impression of the atmosphere during the conference. Have a look!

The printed Program & Proceedings books (2 volumes, 377 pp.) are available at a price of EUR 25 (shipping costs not included). To order a set, send an e-mail to the Congress Secretariat. We can only accept payment by credit card.

Measuring Behavior 2002 gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the following sponsors:
Department of Information Management and Software Engineering, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
City of Amsterdam

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs,
Innovation Oriented Programme Man Machine Interaction (IOP MMI)
Innovation Oriented Programme Genomics (IOP Genomics)
Innovation Oriented Programme Image Processing (IOP Beeldverwerking)


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Last updated: 8 January 2003