Program Overview


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MB2022 schedule

MB2022 Program Overview

All times in CET (GMT+2)

All scientific presentations 15 mins, incl. questions

Keynote and tutorials, 30 mins

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Wednesday 18th MayRoom 1Room 2Room 3
10:55-11:00Opening: Andrew Spink

11:00 - 12:00New developments in analysis and statistics (1)Measuring behaviour in sports and exercise 
11:00-11:15Collaborative learning interactions among university students in face-to-face and online meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic: An observational study. H.Q. Chim.Measuring Behavior in golf - at PING. Jonathan Shepherd, Loughborough University, UK. 
11:15-11:30The Effects of Stimulus Duration and Group Size on Wearable Physiological Synchrony. Ivo Stuldreher.Measuring Performance and Infringements in elite race-walkers: the IART system.  Teodorico Caporaso. 
11:30-11:45Start Making Sense: Predicting confidence in virtual human interactions using biometric signals. Sara Dalzel-Job.Chainring Eccentricity Affects Pedal Force Profiles and Musculoskeletal Responses During Cycling. Amy Robinson. 

Assessing the likelihood of serve success using nearest neighbourhood methods. Andy Hext. 
12:35/13:00 - 14:00New developments in analysis and statistics (2)Automatic behavior recognition in rodents:  how new technology moves the field forward (1) 
12:35-12:45 Introduction. Lucas Noldus 
uBAM: Unsupervised Behavior Analysis and Magnification using Deep Learning. Björn Ommer.Using Drones to Transform the Measurement of Behaviour
13:00-13:15Improving the Annotation Efficiency for Animal Activity Recognition using Active Learning. Suzanne Spink.Self-supervised learning as a gateway to reveal underlying dynamics  in animal behavior. Kevin Luxem.Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Applied Animal Ethology. John Church.
13:15-13:30Data Synchronisation and Processing in Multimodal Research. Tenzing Dolmans.Deep learning systems for automated rodent behavior recognition systems suffer from observer bias: Time to raise the bar. Elsbeth van Dam.Choosing the Right Drone for Animal Research.  Spencer Serin.
Learning to embed lifetime social behavior from interaction dynamics. Benjamin Wild.Use of Aerial Thermal Imaging to Compare Assess Surface Temperatures Between Light and Dark Variants of Black Angus x Canadian Speckle Park Cattle. Joanna Urbana.
13:45-14:00PostersLive Mouse Tracker 2022 : new animals, new features, new limits. Fabrice de Chaumont.Using UAVs to measure behavioral indicators of heat stress in cattle. Justin Mufford.
14:00-14-15BreakBaboons on the Move: Enhancing Understanding of Collective Decision Making through Automated Motion Detection from Aerial Drone Footage. Christpher Crutchfield.
14:15 - 15:15Automatic behavior recognition in rodents:  how new technology moves the field forward (2)Posters
14:15-14:30Multi-animal pose estimation, identification, tracking  and action segmentation with DeepLabCut. Alexander Mathis.
14:30-14:45Measuring Social Behavior from Video and Trajectory Data of Interacting Mice. Jennifer Sun.
14:45-15:00Deep learning approaches to study rodent behavior. Heike Schauerte & Florian Montel.
15:15 - 16:15 
16:20: 17:00 Keynote: Latest techniques for measuring learning and memory. Prof. Chris de Zeeuw

Thursday 19th MayRoom 1Room 2Room 3
11:00 - 12:00Methods and tools for measuring  emotionsAddressing the reproducibility problem in research: Challenges and future prospects
A Tool for Measuring Intuition Using Audio Synthesizer Tasks.
Martin Tomasik.

Assessing the scientific quality of online interventions for psychological well-being: Are we doing good science in times of the pandemic? Cristina Rodríguez-Prada. 
11:15-11:30Using EquiFACS annotation of video recordings “in the wild” to describe facial expressions of emotionally stressed horses. Johan Lundblad.The EQIPD Quality System: a unique tool to improve the robustness of preclinical drug discovery research data. Björn Gerlach.
11:30-11:45Cancelled. How mask is mask for Parkinson’s Disease? Fan Xu.How to replicate behavior in the lab: lessons learned from 50 users a year. Lior Bikovski.
11:45-12:00Ethnicity & FaceReader 9 – A Fair Face Case Study. Jason Rogers. 
Can we replicate our own results? Richard Brown. 
13:00 - 14:00TutorialsMethods in food and eating studies 
13:00-13:15Building A Behavioral Core. Jason Rogers.- 
13:15-13:30Conscious and unconscious emotional response evoked by food appearance in children: a study based on automatic facial expression analysis and skin conductance response. Noelia da Quinta. 
13:30-13:45Ugo Basile tutorial: Mastering the temperature-dependent behavior in mice studies with the thermal gradient ringThe Effect of Virtual Reality on Eating Behaviours and Hunger: A Randomized Crossover Study. Billy Langlet. 
13:45-14:00An Attempt to Assess the Effects of Social Demand using Explicit and Implicit Measures of Food Experience. Priya Sabu. 
14:00-14:15 How Diet Composition Correlates with Cognitive Functioning - Application of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to Nutritional Data. Wanda Zarzycka. 
14:15 - 15:00DemosWorkshop: Measurement Tools for Food Consumer Science (14:15-16:15) 

Consumer’s background - Harmonizing Measures
Emerging measures
COMFOCUS toolbox
Ethics - challenges and RRI
General discussion
14:30-14:45Commercial presentation: EthoVision XT 17. Albert Willemsen. 
14:45-15:00Demo: Physical activity observation smartsensor prototype. Hans Hõrak 
15:15 - 15:45New tests in pre-clinical neuroscience 
15:13-15:30See what you have been missing: what locomotor activity can teach us in terms of refinement, reduction and replicability ‘round the CLOCK (24/7) animal studies. Stefano Gaburro. 
15:30-15:45Beyond locomotion: stimulus selectivity of sensory evoked behaviours unfolds in a higher dimensional space. Riccardo Storchi. 
15:45-16:00Tutorial: Tips and Tricks in EthoVision XT: Insights into the Unknowns. Matt Feltenstein. 
16:20: 17:00-Keynote: From food perception to behavior. Prof. Liesbeth Zandstra.

Friday 20th MayRoom 1Room 2Room 3
11:00 - 12:00Sensors & multi-modal measurmentsMeasuring the behavior of farm animalsPsychology and economics
11:00-11:15Understanding the effects of sleep deprivation and acute social stress on cognitive performance using a comprehensive approach. Charelle Bottenheft.-Measuring Behavior in Counseling Clinic Waiting Areas. Lauralee Wikkerink.
11:15-11:30Quantifying Interactions between Physiological Signals to Identify Exposure to Different Chemicals. Anne-Marie Brouwer.Early movements within a commercial aviary are related to later health.  Camille Montalcini.Measuring Behavior of Low-Vision Populations Using Virtual Reality. Lauren Ashley Hughes.
11:30-11:45Pupil Diameter to estimate Sense of Embodiment. Sara Falcone.Cancelled. Farmers risk perception and agricultural productivity: evidence from field experiments. Subir Sen.
11:45-12:00Recognition of Basic Gesture Components using Body Attached Bending Sensors. Dominik Krumm.Using Cow Location Data For Practical On-farm Applications – A Pilot Study. Lenny van Erp. 
13:00 - 14:00Sensors & multi-modal measurmentsMeasuring the behavior of farm animals 
13:00-13:15 A Distance–Based Classification Method to Assess Frontal Behavior from Human Behavioral Sensing.  Bénédicte Batrancourt.Using Infrared Thermographic Images for Early Detection of Clinical Lameness in Dairy Cattle. Gerben Hofstra. 
13:15-13:30Multi-modal assessment of the behavioral markers of apathy under real-life context - Towards a telemonitoring instrument of patient-caregiver couples’ psychological health. Godefroy ValérieTurkey Gait Analysis: Predicting Expert Score With Machine Learning Based on IMU Data. Jan Erik Doornweerd. 
13:30-13:45Optimal subgroup identification in a P300-based collaborative Brain-Computer Interface. Luigi Bianchi.What do pregnant mares do at night? Activity budgets in pregnant mares before foaling – a pilot study. Linnea Pålsson. 
14:15 - 15:00Sensors & multi-modal measurments  
14:15-14:30Setup for Multimodal Human Stress Dataset Collection.  Bhargavi Mahesh.Commercial presentations - Ugo Basile - The increasing
research demand in behavioral studies.
Assessing disinhibition behaviour in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia patients using ecological, cognitive and anatomical tasks. Delphine Tanguy.
14:45-15:00Feasibility study of magnetoencephalographic inter-subject synchrony during music listening. Nattapong Thammasan.  
15:00 - 15:15Identifying Canine Posture from a Wearable Sensor: Application of Cross-Disciplinary Methods to Companion Animal Monitoring. Jack O'Sullivan.  
15:00 - 16:15 Animal welfare 
15:00-15:15 Designing tasks to compare behaviours in a range of different species: A case study in whisker movement analysis. Robyn Grant. 
15:15 - 16:15Automotive human factors
15:15-15:30Do Car Drivers Respond Earlier to Close Lateral Motion Than to Looming? The Importance of Data Selection. Malin Svärd.The use 24 hour activity and video monitoring to determine the social preference of male and female C57BL/6J mice. Joanna Moore. 
15:30-15:45A comparison of two methodologies for subjective evaluation of comfort in automated vehicles. Chen Peng.ZooMonitor: A User-friendly App to Record Behavior and Space Use of Animals. Jason Wark. 
15:45-16:00Applying Entropy to Understand Drivers’ Uncertainty during Car-following. Wei Lyu.Different approaches to study emotions and social interactions of farm animals for a deeper understanding of animal welfare. Jan Langbein. 
16:00-16:15Development of an algorithm to identify stabilisation time for car-following after transitions of control from vehicle automation. Rafael Gonçalves.CANCELLED Optimizing zebrafish welfare - effects of environmental enrichment on agonistic behavior and stress response in groups of zebrafish kept in different densities. Oly Sarma. 
16:20: 17:00Keynote: Neuroergonomics: monitoring the brain in complex real-life situations. Prof. Frederic Dehais.-
17:00-17:05Closing: Andrew Spink