ACI2020 Conference Program

Seventh International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction
10-12 November, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - ONLINE

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2020 - WORKSHOP DAY

10:00-16:00 GMT - Workshop
Designing Technologies for Playful Interspecies Communication 
Organisers: Fiona French, Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, Heli Väätäjä

17:00-18:00 GMT - Workshop Plenary
Discussion of workshop outcomes with all conference attendees
 

WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2020 - MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1

09:30-10:00 GMT - Conference opening

  • Welcome and introductory presentation by Conference Chair

 

10:00-11:00 GMT - Paper Presentations: Measuring Animals

  • Behavioral and Environmental Analytics from Potential Guide Dogs with IoT Sensor Data Informed by Expert Insight (Zach Cleghern, Evan Williams, Sean Mealin, Marc Foster, Timothy Holder, Alper Bozkurt, David L. Roberts)

  • Using Inertial Measurement Unit Data for Objective Evaluations of Potential Guide Dogs
    (Sean Mealin, Marc Foster, Zach Cleghern, Alper Bozkurt, David L. Roberts)

 

SHORT BREAK

 

11:30-13:00 GMT - Paper Presentations: Designing for Animals

  • Designing Computers for White-Faced Saki Monkeys: Forming Technology Requirements for Zoo Animals
    (Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, Roosa Piitulainen)

  • Understanding Dogs’ Engagement with Interactive Games
    (Elizabeth J. Cox, Luisa Fernanda Ruge, Clara Mancini)

  • Drone Delivery Service: An Orangutan Enrichment Pilot Study
    (K. Cassie Kresnye, Christopher Flynn Martin, Patrick C. Shih)

 

LONG BREAK

 

14:00-15:30 GMT - Paper Presentations: Animals’ Interactions with Technology

  • Is Nothing Better Than Something? A Preliminary Investigation into Disembodied Stimuli for Home Alone Dogs
    (Alice Torjussen, Holly Root-Gutteridge)

  • Exploring the Needs and Ways to Use Virtual Reality to Understand Animals’ Perceptions
    (Haruka Kasuga, Machiko Ohashi, Masataka Yamamoto, Yusuke Konishi, Haruna Kitamura, Yuichiro Ikeda, Murai Takashi)

  • Use of a Tablet-Based Communication Board and Subsequent Choice and Behavioral Correspondences in a Goffin’s Cockatoo (Cacatua goffiana)
    (Jennifer Cunha)

SHORT BREAK

16:00-17:15 GMT - Poster Presentations and Videos

  • Dog Whisperer: Exploring Applications for Helping Humans Understand their Dogs
    (Haruka Kasuga, Desiree Guarino, Maria Kittan, Lawrence Ashkar, Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas)

  • The ideal care robot for dogs vs. cats based on an online survey
    (Haruka Kasuga, Yuichiro Ikeda)

  • Platypus Surfing: In Search of the Perfect Wave
    (Ann Morrison, Hannah Larsen, Caroline Fieldus, Alexander Kist, Ananda Maiti)

  • Monitoring the Welfare of Bears in Captivity
    (Ceara Byrne, Sabrina Karl, Dana Vilker, Sebastian Meller, Brendan Thompson, Sarah Webber)

  • Social Media Dogs Improve the Offline Human-Animal Bond
    (Jennifer Golbeck)

 

17:15-17:30 GMT - Live Demo

  • Cockatoo-Human Tablet Communication 
    (Ellie and Jennifer Cunha)

 

SOCIAL SESSION - Virtual Cocktail Bar
 

THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2020 - MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 2

 

08:00-11:00 GMT - Doctoral Consortium

Panel: Ann Morrison, Sarah Webber, Ilyena Hirski-Douglas, Jean-Loup Rault, Jane Turner

  • Session 1 - Data-Driven Analysis of Animal Behavioral Patterns
    (Tom Menaker)

  • Session 2 - Flexible Wearable System for Monitoring Vital Signs of Working Dogs
    (Yasin Cotur, Firat Guder)

  • Session 3 - Making-with: A framework for nonhuman animal inclusivity in electronic literature practices
    (Alinta Krauth)

  • Session 4 - Deploying Technology Probes to Reveal the Significant Otherness of Dogs
    (Chloe Talia Kliman-Silver)

SHORT BREAK

11:30-13:30 GMT - Special Guest Session: In Dialogue with Farm Animals

  • Christian Nawroth - Farm Animal Cognition: Human-Directed Behaviour in Goats

  • Ellen van Weeghel - Animal Capacities in Design (ACiD), an approach to incorporate animal capacities in the design process and to promote animal agency in the final design

  • Mark Hansen - Computer vision and deep learning for on-farm welfare assessments of dairy cows and pigs

 

SHORT BREAK

14:00-15:30 GMT - Meet the Animals: Virtual Visit to Ethical Farm Ahimsa Milk

 

SHORT BREAK

16:00-17:30 GMT - Paper Presentations: Trends in Animal-Computer Interaction

  • Who Moved My Culture? Expanding Anthropological Perspectives in ACI
    (Orit Hirsch-Matsioulas, Anna Zamansky)

  • Inertial Measurement Based Heart and Respiration Rate Estimation of Dogs During Sleep for Welfare Monitoring
    (Marc Foster, Jianxun Wang, Evan Williams, David L. Roberts, Alper Bozkurt)

  • Movement Patterns as Enrichment: Exploratory Canine-Drone Interaction Pilot Study
    (K. Cassie Kresnye, Patrick C. Shih)

  • Towards Data-Driven Analysis of Animal Behavioral Patterns
    (Tom Menaker, Anna Zamansky, Dirk van der Linden, Dmitry Kaplun, Aleksandr M. Sinitca, Sabrina Karl, Ludwig Huber)

  • Towards Animal Computer Interaction Testing for Assistive Canine Training: Considerations and Recommendations
    (Jai Farrell, Chris McCarthy, Caslon Chua)

SHORT BREAK

18:00-19:00 GMT - Closing Keynote 

  • Irene Pepperberg - Interspecies Communication, Parrot Cognition, and ACI: A Brief History, the Present, and a Possible Future

 

19:00-19:30 GMT - Conference Closing 

  • Final remarks by ACI2020 Conference Chair and handover to ACI2021 Conference Chair