The conference program is organised as follows:

Tuesday 21 November - WORKSHOPS

Workshops start at 09:00 and are structured as follows:

09:00-10:30: Session one
10:30-11:00: Coffee break
11:00-12:30: Session two
12:30-14:00: Lunch break
14:00-15:30: Session three
15:30-16:00: Coffee break
16:00-17:30: Plenary session

For further details on each workshop’s schedule please visit the respective websites:
W1 - Technology for Bonding in Human-Animal Interaction
W2 - FarmJam2017: Designing Enrichment for Farm Animals

Wednesday 22 November - CONFERENCE


Best Paper Award

Opening Keynote
Picture of Anne McBride
Dr Anne McBride
University of Southampton,
United Kingdom


10:30-11:00: COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:30: PRESENTATIONS
Enriching Animals’ Experience

Utilizing Dog-Computer Interaction to Provide Mental Stimulation in Aging Dogs
Authors: Lisa Jessica Wallis, Eniko Kubinyi, Ludwig Huber, Jessica Serra, Friederike Range

Exploring Research through Design in Animal-Computer Interactions
Fiona French, Clara Mancini, Helen Sharp

Sonic Experiments with Grey Parrots: A Report on Testing the Auditory Skills and Musical Preferences of Grey Parrots in Captivity
Authors: Reinhard Gupfinger, Martin Kaltenbrunner

Enrichments for Pigs: Improving Animal-Environment Relations

Authors: Eleonora Nannoni, Giovanna Martelli, Luca Sardi

Digital Enrichment with Captive Siamang (Symphalangus): Video Showcase of Primate Decision Making
Authors: Melanie Ford

12:30-14:00: LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:30: PRESENTATIONS
Methodologies and Methods in ACI

Teaching Animal-Computer Interaction: an Experience Report
Authors: Anna Zamansky, Sofya Baskin, Dirk van der Linden

The Role of Ethological Observations for Measuring Animal Reactions to Biotemeletry Devices
Authors: Patricia Pazi, Clara Mancini, Blaine Price

Salient Features, Combined Detectors and Image Flipping: an Approach to Haar Cascades for Recognising Horses and Other Complex Deformable Objects
Authors: Steve North

Machine Learning Approaches to Analyse Data Collected Via Bio-logging Procedure in Tortoise@
Authors: Rita Pucci, Alessio Micheli, Stefano Chessa

“Hey, where’s my hay?” Design Fictions in Horse-Computer Interaction
Authors: Steve North

15:30-16:00: COFFEE BREAK

Presenters’ videoposter and demo stalls


Thursday 23 November – CONFERENCE

Students’ presentations:

Automatic Video Analysis of Motion-Based Dog Behavior
Author: Shir Amir

Dog-Smart Homes: Portable controls optimised for mobility assistance dogs
Author: Luisa Ruge

Consortium roundtable and advisory panel.

10:30-11:00: COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:30: PRESENTATIONS
Monitoring and Measuring to Improve Welfare

Beyond Production Indicators: A Novel Smart Farming Application and System for Animal Welfare
Authors: Francisko Carpio, Ana Martin, Admela Jukan, Nina Amla, Nicole Kemper

Gait Anomaly Detection in Dairy Cattle
Authors: Juan Haladjan, Zardosht Hodaie, Stefan Nuske, Bernd Brugge

K9-Blyzer: Towards Video-Based Automatic Analysis of Canine Behavior
Authors: Shir Amir, Anna Zamansky, Dirk van der Linden

iPig: Towards Tracking the Behavior of Free-roaming Pigs
Authors: Juan Haladjan, Ayca Ermis, Bernd Brugge, Zardosht Hodale

12:30-14:00: LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:30: PRESENTATIONS
Improving Human-Animal Interactions

AquaPrism: Dynamically Changing the Color of Aquatic Animals without Injury by Augmenting Aquarium
Authors: Shogo Yamashita, Shunichi Suwa, Jun Rekimoto

Designing Interspecies Playful Interactions: Studying Children Perceptions of Games with Animals
Authors: Patricia Pons, Javier Jaen

Creating an Evaluation System for Future Guide Dogs: A Case Study of Designing for both Human and Canine Needs
Authors: Sean Mealin, Marc Foster, Alper Bozkurt, David Roberts

Animal-Computer Technology Meets Social Behavior: What to Look for? What to Look forward to?
Authors: Jean-Loup Rault, Ludwig Huber

15:30-16:00: COFFEE BREAK

16:00-17:30: CLOSING SESSION

Best Presentation Award

Closing Keynote
Picture of Ádám Miklósi
Prof Ádám Miklósi
Eötvös University, Budapest,