5 reasons to attend Measuring Behavior 2024

5 reasons to attend Measuring Behavior 2024

Posted by Andrew Spink on Fri 06 Oct. 2023 - 2 minute read

Measuring Behavior is the conference for all those interested in new methods and tools for measuring the behavior of people and animals. The next edition will be in May 2024, in Aberdeen, Scotland. In this blog we will discuss 5 reasons why you should attend this unique conference. 

1. It has a unique focus on tools and methods

Most scientific conferences focus on the results of studies. However, without methods, there are no results. In recent years, results of previous studies in the behavioral sciences have been called into question because of errors in their methods or because they cannot be reproduced. Therefore, correct methods are vital, and papers associated with methods often have the highest citation rate. Measuring Behavior is mostly focussed on discussing and exploring methods old and new. At the conference you can learn about the latest innovations in rodent, zebrafish, and many other animal research methods. 

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2. Measuring Behavior has a strong multi-disciplinary focus

At Measuring Behavior you will meet neuroscientists, psychologists, engineers, AI experts, computer scientists, animal welfare experts, livestock researchers, and many more. Experts in measuring both animal and human behavior will be there. Whilst some sessions focus on the detailed issues of a particular discipline, others take advantage of the multitudes of expertise present to discuss cross-cutting issues. You can find an extensive list of all the relevant topics here.

3. Demonstrations of the latest technical innovations

Measuring Behavior has the normal range of program elements, with symposia, workshops, posters, tutorials, commercial exhibition and social events. In addition, there is the demonstration showcase in which both companies and academics present new inventions and prototypes. Those presentations are often very dynamics and interactive, so that you can be amazed and inspired by the latest innovations in behavioral analysis.

Measuring behavior conference 2018

4. It is a well-established conference series, with a rich history

Measuring Behavior 2024 will be the thirteenth edition of the conference. The series started as a small workshop in the Netherlands in 1996 and over the years has grown to a well-established scientific meeting. It is sponsored by the industry (Noldus IT is the main sponsor, and they ensure continuity from edition to edition), but it is scientifically independent. Competing companies to Noldus also attend, and they present papers and participate in the exhibition. The scientific presentations are all blind peer-reviewed. 

5. Scotland is absolutely stunning

Aberdeen is in North-East Scotland. It fronts onto the sea coast, with its sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs. More inland, there are many historic castles and the magnificent Grampian Mountains in the Cairngorms National Park. Aberdeen itself is an attractive bustling city. It was historically a fishing port and in recent years has benefited from the prosperity brought by the oil industry. 

Dunnottar Castle

So, we hope to see you all next year in Scotland. Do you want to stay up to date on the latest news regarding measuring behavior? Then, make sure you follow us on our socials or register for the mailing list at the measuring behavior website. The Call for Papers has just been published. If you think that you might like to present a poster or give an oral presentation at the conference, please visit the website. 

If you have any additional questions regarding the measuring behavior conference, you can find all the specific contact information here.

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