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Third International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction
15-17 November 2016, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This edition of the conference was hosted by The Open University, in co-operation with the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). The conference proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library.

Organising Committee 
General Chair:

  - Clara Mancini
Program Chairs:

  - Oskar Juhlin

  - Shaun Lawson
Workshop Chair:

  - David Roberts
Doctoral Consortium Chair:

  - Melody Moore Jackson
Video Posters and Demos Chair:

  - Blaine Price
Proceedings Chair:

  - Yoram Chisik


Program Committee

  • Marcus Carter

  • Carol Hall

  • Javier Jaen

  • Ben Kirman

  • Steve North

  • Mandy Roshier

  • Helen Sharp

  • Heli Väätäjä

  • Hanna Wirman

  • Anna Zamansky


Conference Theme
This year's theme was broadening participation. Contributions that focussed on broadening participation in technological interactions to nonhuman animals were particularly welcome, including theories, methods or applications that can increase animals' representation the design of technological interventions and environment, as well as more broadly in human society, with a view to fostering the development of ecologically and ethically more sustainable forms of interspecies interaction and cohabitation.


The conference program comprised keynote presentations from internationally renowned speakers, paper presentations, videoposter and demo presentations, doctoral consortium, and affiliated workshops.


Opening Keynote: Jake Veasey, Founder and Principal at Care for the Rare, UK
*Identifying the Behavioural and Cognitive Needs of Wild Animals: an Essential Precursor for Compassionate Animal Management
Closing Keynote: Donald Broom, Emeritus Professor at University of Cambridge, UK
*Computer Use by Non-Humans to Improve their Welfare?


W1 - Research Methods for ACI (RM4ACI)
W2 - Don't Cut to the Chase: Hunting Experiences for Zoo Animals and Visitors

The full conference program, including the list of technical presentations, is available here.

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