Dear colleagues,

This is a news update on the upcoming Measuring Behavior 2002 conference (27-30 August,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands). Registration is in progress and the abstract review has started.

The readers of this list will be intersted to know that the following invited speakers will be speaking
in a symposium "Understanding interactive behavior: advanced techniques in human-computer
interaction research" (organized by Gerrit van der Veer, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam):

- Austin Henderson (Rivendel Consulting & Design Inc., La Honda, CA, USA)

- Manfred Tscheligi (Center for Usability Research and Engineering, Vienna, Austria)

- Roel Vertegaal (Department of Computing and Information Science, Queen's University, Kingston,
Canada)

Please note that the extended deadline for abstract submission is only
three days away. If you or a colleague are planning to submit an
abstfact for an oral presentation, poster or demonstration, please do
so before next Tuesday.

We hope to meet many of you in Amsterdam!

With kind regards,

Lucas Noldus

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MEASURING BEHAVIOR 2002

4th International Conference on Methods and Techniques
in Behavioral Research

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 27-30 August 2002
http://www.noldus.com/events/mb2002

We are pleased to announce that the 4th International
Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research
will be held at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands, 27-30 August 2002. Conference host Dr. Gerrit van
der Veer and the fellow members of the scientific program
committee are busy designing an exciting scientific, technical
and social program.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Please use the Abstract Submission Form on the conference web site to
submit your abstract for an oral presentation, poster or
demonstration. The extended deadline for abstract submission is 1
April 2002. The Abstract Submission Form can be accessed directly at
http://www.noldus.com/events/mb2002/registration/index_sec.html.

Contributions are welcome on the following topics:
- Behavioral Recording
- Recording and Analyzing Human-Computer Interaction
- Automatic Data Acquisition Techniques
- Brain Imaging and Behavior
- Biotelemetry and Behavior
- Behavior and Physiology
- Acoustics, Speech, Language and Behavior
- Behavioral Analysis
- Test Paradigms for Behavior and Cognition Research
- Teaching Behavior Research Methods
- Other Related Topics

Much more information about the program topics can be found on
the web site.


TUTORIALS

This year we are introducing a new item on the conference program:
Tutorials. In such a session, an expert presents a instructional
course about certain methods, tools or techniques in behavioral
research. Examples of tutorials that have been proposed are:
"Observational gait analysis: methods, techniques, do's and don'ts";
"Advanced analysis of observational data with Microsoft Excel"; "New
methods and tools for insect behavior and chemoreception research";
"Reliability analysis: theory and practice". In contrast with the
formal papers in oral sessions, the tutorials will have a more
informal and hands-on character, with a mix of theory and examples,
and ample room for questions. If you are an expert on a relevant
methodological topic, or if you know such an expert, please submit
your proposal for a tutorial before April 1st.


SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

In a SIG, the participants discuss a specific methodological or
technical topic. The SIG organized by the Mutant Mouse Behavior
network during MB2000 was an excellent example of the use of such a
session. SIGs can also be used by consortia of organizations who wish
to share project results with delegates and get feedback on concepts
or prototypes. An example is the Visual Lab project presented at
Measuring Behavior 2000. If you wish to organize a SIG during the
conference, please submit your proposal before April 1st.


REGISTRATION

You can now register online on the conference web site. Just follow
the link from the homepage and you will be registered in no time at
all. Deadline for early registration (reduced fee): 15 May 2002.


PUBLICATION OF CONFERENCE PAPERS

A selection of conference presentations will be published as full
articles in a special issue of Behavior Research Methods,
Instrumentation & Computers. If you are interested to submit a
manuscript, please contact us at [log in to unmask]


DEADLINES

1 April: Submission of abstract for oral papers, posters and
demonstrations

1 April: Submission of proposals for SIGs, workshops, tutorials and
user meetings

15 May: Early registration (reduced fee)


Details on presentation formats, deadlines, fees, Amsterdam,
practical information, etc., can be found on the extensive
conference web site:
http://www.noldus.com/events/mb2002/index.html.

We look forward to welcoming you to Measuring Behavior 2002
and hope that you will find this event both scientifically
rewarding and stimulating.

Measuring Behavior 2002
Conference Secretariat
P.O. Box 268
6700 AG Wageningen
The Netherlands

Phone: +31-317-497677
Fax: +31-317-424496
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Web: http://www.noldus.com/events/mb2002