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5-7 November 2014
Università IULM, Milano 

The congress will take place at IULM University, via Carlo Bo 1, Milan (underground line 2, green line, stop at Romolo-IULM).
On November 5th we will meet at Aula Magna, in the main university building (look for posters at the main entrance).
On November 6th-7th we will meet in room 111, 112 and 113, in the main university building, first floor.
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This year IESCUM is celebrating 10 years since its founding and on the occasion of this anniversary we are organizing the 11th International Congress on Behavior Studies (ICBS), a series started in 1992 in Guadalajara (Mexico) thanks to Peter Harzem and Emilio Ribes. 
The Congress has been held in alternate years, in many different countries (Italy, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, Mexico, USA, Crete, Portugal). 
This year the congress will take place at IULM University in Milan on the 5th, 6th and 7th of November.
In the wake of our discussions at previous conferences and examining the needs of the XXI century, the event will focus on the contribution of behavioral science to societal change: social policies, public health, public administration, prevention, smart cities, and sustainability. 
Things seem to be moving in EU towards establishing a network for Behavioral Science and Policy, following the nudge unit model. IESCUM wishes to participate and contribute to this project and this ICBS Conference can be a basic step to establish a nudge unit in Italy.

The ICBS series

The Congress was founded in 1992 by Emilio Ribes-Inesta and Peter Harzem as the “International Congress on Behaviorism and the Sciences of Behavior”. The Congress has been held in alternate years, in many different countries. The current shorter name was adopted in 2004 and reflects the mission of the Congress: Contributions to the program from all perspectives are welcome, regardless of whether favorable to behaviorism or not, so as to facilitate well-informed exchange of views. The only criterion for inclusion in the program is the quality of scholarship.  The main foci of the congress are: behaviorism as a philosophy of science and empirically based issues in the sciences of behavior. Submissions from all disciplines concerned with behavior, including psychology, economics, sociology, political science, anthropology, as well as the historical studies of these and other related disciplines are welcome. 
Peter Harzem passed away in 2008. As a way to remember his legacy and honor his contribution to the Science of Behavior, the Program Committee is committed to carry on the conference in the spirit of disseminating cross fertilization of the study of behavior. We hope all who present and attend will continue to support our effort to broaden behavioral studies and facilitate an exchange of knowledge and ideas between different approaches. 
Registration to the congress is now open.

Standard fee - € 160,00
Student fee - € 75,00

To register please:

1- complete the registration form

2- pay the registration fee 
If you need advice to stay in Milan, please download our list of suggested hotels near the conference center.