ACI2016 Conference Program

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

 

TUESDAY 15 November - WORKSHOPS

W1 - Research Methods for ACI (RM4ACI)
Organizers:
Anna Zamansky (Uniersity of Haifa)
Amanda Roshier (University of Nottingham)

 

Abstract: The workshop aims to identify existing research methods from various fields, as well as methods yet to be developed, that could make up the ACI research toolbox. To this end, the workshop also reflects on how exchanges and collaborations between researchers from different backgrounds could be promoted in ACI.

 

W2 Don’t Cut to the Chase: Hunting Experiences for Zoo Animals and Visitors
Organizers:
Fiona French (London Metropolitan University)
Mark Kingston-Jones
Mark Campbell
Sarah Webber (University of Melbourn)
Heli Väätäjä (University of Tampere)
David Schaller

Abstract: The workshop aims to advance the design and development of exciting new enrichment experiences for zoo animals and their visitors. The focus is on individual and pack hunting behaviors, how to stimulate their expression in animals and how to enhance the experience of zoo visitors through the provision of a parallel simulation.

WEDNESDAY 22 November - CONFERENCE

SESSION ONE - Conference Opening

Welcome by General Chair: Clara Mancini
Opening KeynoteJake Veasey, Founder and Principal at Care for the Rare, UK
*Identifying the Behavioral and Cognitive Needs of Wild Animals: an Essential Pre-cursor for Compassionate Animal Management

SESSION TWO - Doctoral Consortium 

Part 1: Technology for Play 

*InteractiveMultimodal Play for Elephants
Presenter: Fiona French, London Metropolitan University, UK
Mentor: Shaun Lawson, University of Northumbria, UK

 

*Designing for the Other: Views on Selves, Playfulness, and Multispecies Philosophy
​Presenter: Michelle Westerlaken, Malmö University, Sweden
Mentor: Oskar Juhlin, Stockholm University, Sweden

 

*EnablingEmbodied Interactions in Playful Environments for Animals 
Presenter: Patricia Pons, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Mentor: Ann Morrison, Aalborg University, Denmark

 

SESSION THREE - Papapers and extended anstracts

Presentation theme: Designing Novel Interfaces for Human-animal Cooperation

 

*Search and Rescue: Dog and Handler Collaboration Through Wearable and Mobile Interfaces
Clint Zeagler, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
CearaByrne, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Giancarlo Valentin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Larry Freil, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Eric Kidder, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
James Crouch, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Thad Starner, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Melody Jackson, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

 

*The Impact of Training Approaches on Experimental Set Up and Design of Wearable Vibrotactilesfor Hunting Dogs
Ann Morrison, Aalborg University, Denmark
Rune HeideMøller, Aalborg University, Denmark
Cristina Manresa-Yee, Universityof Balearic Islands, Spain
NedaEshraghi,Aalborg University, Denmark

 

*CanineComputer Interaction: Towards Designing a Touchscreen Interface for Working Dogs
Clint Zeagler, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA 
Jay Zuerndorfer, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA
Andrea Lau, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA
Larry Freil, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA
Scott Gilliland, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA
Thad Starner, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA
Melody Jackson, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA

Presentation theme: Measuring and Interpreting Animals’ Behavior

 

*Training Collar-sensed Gestures for Canine Communication
Joelle Alcaidinho, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA
Giancarlo Valentin, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA
Gregory Abowd, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA
Melody Jackson, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology, USA

 

*Semi-Supervised Classification of Static Canine Postures Using the Microsoft Kinect
Sean Mealin, NorthCarolina State University
Ignacio X.Domínguez, NorthCarolina State University
David L.Roberts, NorthCarolina State University

SESSION FOUR - Videoposters and demos

THURSDAY 23 November - CONFERENCE

 

SESSION FIVE - Doctoral Consortium

Part 2: Technology for Dog Communication and Monitoring

*Biometric Interfaces for Dogs
Presenter: Ceara Byrne, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Mentor: Clara Mancini, The Open University, UK

 

*Designing for Wearabilityin Animal Biotelemetry
Presenter Patrizia Paci, The Open University, UK
Mentor: David Roberts, North Carolina State University, USA

 

*Creating Meaningful Interactions with Dogs and Screens
Presenter: IlyenaHirskyj-Douglas, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Mentor: Melody Jackson, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

 

SESSION SIX - Papapers and extended anstracts

Presentation theme: Giving Animals Control: Participation and Accessibility

*Sound to your Objects: A Novel Design Approach to Evaluate Orangutans’ Interest in Sound-based Stimuli
Patricia Pons, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Marcus Carter, Microsoft Research, University of Melbourne, Australia
Javier Jaen, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

 

*Exploring Methods for Interaction Design with Animals: a Case Study with Valli
Fiona French, London Metropolitan University, UK 
Clara Mancini, The Open University, UK
Helen Sharp, The Open University, UK

 

*TowardsMultispecies Interaction Environments: Extending Accessibility to Canine Users
Clara Mancini, The Open University, UK
ShaLi, University of York, UK
Grainne O'Connor, The Open University, UK
Jose Valencia, The Open University, UK
Duncan Edwards, Dogs for Good, UK
Helen McCain, Dogs for Good, UK

 

Presentation theme: Pondering Animals’ Encounters with Human Technology

 

*Designing for Wearabilityin Animal Biotelemetry
PatriziaPaci, The Open University, UK 
Clara Mancini, The Open University, UK 
Blaine Price, The Open University, UK

 

*Exploring Human Perceptions of Dog-Tablet Playful Interactions
Anna Zamansky, University of Haifa, Israel
Sofya Baskin, University of Haifa, Israel
Vitaliya Kononova, Krivoy Rog National University, Ukraine

 

*A Dog Using Skype
AlexandrePongráczRossi, CãoCidadão, Brazil
Sarah Michelle Rodriguez, CãoCidadão, Brazil
Cassia Rabelo Cardoso dos Santos, CãoCidadão, Brazil

 

*Dog-Drone Interaction: Towards an ACI Perspective
Anna Zamansky, University of Haifa, Israel

 

SESSION SEVEN - Papapers and extended anstracts

Presentation theme: Negotiating Interspecies Barriers: Ethics, Methods, and Practices

*Unleashed Enthusiasm: Ethical Reflections on Harms, Benefits, and Animal-Centered Aims of ACI
Katherine Grillaert, University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Austria
Samuel Camenzind, University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Austria

 

*Becoming With: Towards the Inclusion of Animals as Participants in Design Processes
Michelle Westerlaken, Malmö University, Sweden
Stefano Gualeni, Universityof Malta, Malta

 

*Plant-Computer Interaction, Beauty and Dissemination
Fredrik Aspling, Stockholm University, Sweden
Jinyi Wang, Stockholm University, Sweden 
Oskar Juhlin, Stockholm University, Sweden

Presentation theme: Connecting With Animals: Inference, Imagination, and Creativity

 

*TalkingNemo: Aquarium Fish Talks Its Mind for Breeding Support
NaohiroIsokawa, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
YuukiNishiyama, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Tadashi Okoshi, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Jin Nakazawa, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Kazunori Takashio, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Hideyuki Tokuda, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

 

*De-computing the Pigeon Sensorium
John Fass, Royal College of Art, UK
Kevin Walker, Royal College of Art, UK

SESSION EIGHT - Conference closing

Closing Keynote Donald Broom, Emeritus Professor of Animal Welfare, University of Cambridge, UK
*Computer Use by Non-Humansto Improve their Welfare?