ACI 2020 : 7th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction
Call For Papers
Call for Contributions
the 7th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI2020)
10-12 November, Milton Keynes, UK
ACI is the main International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction. It is a highly multidisciplinary event drawing researchers and practitioners from the most diverse backgrounds to share and discuss work and topics related to the research and design of technology for and with animals.
Full and short papers May 31, 2020
Workshop proposals May 31, 2020
Videoposters and demos August 14, 2020
Doctoral consortium August 21, 2020
All submissions will undergo a double blind review and will be selected based on the quality of their contribution. Each submission will be reviewed by a minimum of 3 reviewers drawn from the program committee and from a panel of domain experts. Accepted papers will be published in the ACI2020 Conference Proceedings Volume.
The ACI2020 submission portal will open closer to the submission deadline.
THEME & TOPICS
This year's conference theme is ‘embodied dialogues’. 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. Topics may include (but are not limited to):
- support interspecies communication
- improve humans’ understanding of other animals and their needs
- enable humans to take better care of other animals
- support animals in activities they do for humans
- reduce interspecies conflicts and the impact of human activity on animals
- foster ecologically and ethically sustainable forms of interspecies interaction and cohabitation
- studying and theorizing the interaction between animals and technology in naturalistic settings
- developing user-centered technology to improve animals’ welfare, support animals' activities and foster interspecies relationships
- informing animal-centered approaches that enable animals to participate in the design process as stakeholders and contributors.