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Ninth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction 5-8 December 2022, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

This edition of the conference was hosted by Northumbria University, in co-operation with with the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and SIGCHI (Special interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction). The conference proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library.

Organizing Committee
General Chair:

  • Dirk Van Der Linden (Northumbria University, UK)

Program Co-Chairs:

  • David L. Roberts (North Carolina State University, USA)

  • Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (University of Glasgow, UK)  

Emerging Work Co-Chairs:

  • David L. Roberts (North Carolina State University, USA)

  • Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (University of Glasgow, UK)  

Workshops Co-Chairs:

  • Sarah Weber (University of Melbourne, Australia)

  • Ann Morrison (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)

Doctoral Consortium Chair:

  • Melody Jackson (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Proceedings Chair:

  • Yoram Chisik (Independent Scholar, Haifa, Israel)

Program Committee

  • Alper Bozkurt (North Carolina State University)

  • Ann Morrison (Auckland University)

  • Anna Zamansky (University of Haifa)

  • Ashley Colley (University of Lapland)

  • Belinda Hall (University of Melbourne)

  • Ceara Byrne (Georgia Institute of Technology)

  • Clara Mancini (The Open University)

  • Daniel Metcalfe (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

  • David Roberts (North Carolina State University)

  • Dirk van der Linden (Northumbria University)

  • Dmitrii Kaplun (Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”)

  • Eleonora Nannoni (University of Bologna)

  • Firat Guder (Imperial College London)

  • Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (University of Glasgow)

  • Luisa Ruge (The Open University)

  • Mandy Roshier (University of Nottingham)

  • Melody Jackson (Georgia Institute of Technology)

  • Mia Cobb (The University of Melbourne)

  • Orit Hirsch-Matsioulas (Tel Aviv University and Haifa University)

  • Patricia Pons (Instituto Tecnológico de Informática)

  • Patrick Shih (Indiana University Bloomington)

  • Sarah Webber (The University of Melbourne)

  • Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere (CUNY Hunter College)

  • Sebastian Meller (Department of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery)

  • Yifan Wu (North Carolina State University)

  • Yoram Chisik (University of Madeira)

Conference Theme
This year's conference theme is Defining Tomorrow. The theme acknowledges the rapid growth in technology for animals with new products coming onto the market, normalising the use of technology in many human-animal relationships, and asks: where should we go next? 

Conference Program
The conference program comprised keynote and invited presentations from international speakers, paper and videoposter presentations, a doctoral consortium and an affiliated workshop.



  • Bashar Nuseibeh - Responsible software engineering for community, care, and kindness

  • Carys L. Williams - Time Savers or Toys? Realities of Animal Technology in Industry


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