Seventh International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction
10-12 November 2020, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
ACI is the main International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction. It is a highly multidisciplinary event drawing researchers and practitioners from the most diverse back grounds to share and discuss work and topics related to the research and design of interactive technology for and with animals. We are keen to be as inclusive as possible and wish to welcome a wide range of contributions and participants to the conference, in order to promote a constructive dialogue around the animal-centred research and design of computing-enabled systems, and to foster the development of ACI as a discipline.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it will be possible to register to attend and present at the conference virtually for a reduced fee. Submission deadlines for all tracks remain unchanged, but for papers and workshops the submission requirements have changed to ensure that authors can submit their work and present it at the conference in spite of the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Submission and presentation requirements for each track can be found by following the respective links below.
This year's conferene theme is Embodied Dialogues. On the one hand, the theme implicitly refers to the challenges and opportunities that arise when designing and developing interactive technology for and with users and participants who do not communicate through what we term 'natural language', which makes supporting embodied exchanges all the more important. On the other hand, the theme alludes to the possibilities open by technologies such as the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, thanks to which computing applications are increasingly embedded into the infrastructures and objects of the physical environment in which multispecies agents operate and interact. Although specifically focussed, the theme is very broad in the connections that can be made from multiple angles, in order to encourage engagement with and contributions to the conference from a wide range of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Submissions that relate to this year's conference theme are especially welcome, but high quality submissions are welcome regardless.
Submission tracks and deadlines:
Full and short papers (submission deadline 31 May 2020)
Workshop proposals (submission deadline 31 May 2020)
Videoposters and demos (submission deadline 14 August 2020)
Doctoral consortium tracks (submission deadline 21 August 2020)