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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. Delegates have already submitted ideas for sessions on human factors in aviation, nutrition and behavior, precision livestock, studies in less canonical models and measuring food experience.

See last year’s conference program

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

  • Human factors in aviation
  • 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


  • Pyschophysiology
  • Sports data collection and analysis
  • Analysis of communication
  • Measurement of emotion
  • Life logging
  • New behavioral tests


  • Human-robot interaction
  • Bio-inspired robotics

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)
  • Neuromarketing
  • Measuring behavior in sports
  • User experience with gaming and other software
  • Nutrition and behavior

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
  • Latest developments in computer vision
  • 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
  • Machine learning and AI
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Analysis of social interactions


  • Teaching the measurement of behavior
  • Measurement of sound and ultrasound and its interpretation
  • Privacy and security of behavioral data