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Dirk van der Linden <[log in to unmask]>
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*ACI2018: Fifth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction*

4-6 December 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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ACI is the main international conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, a
rapidly growing field that focuses on the interaction between animals and
computing-enabled technology. At the crossroad between interaction design,
on the one hand, and animal behavioural and welfare science, on the other,
the emerging discipline of ACI focuses on:

·  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.

This year's conference theme is *connectedness & wellbeing.* We invite
ACI-related contributions from any relevant disciplines, but we
particularly welcome contributions that focus on the connection between
human and animal, or their (joint) well-being. These 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.

We invite the submission of:

·  long and short papers
<> (submission
deadline *26th
August 2018*, midnight PST, notification *15th October 2018*)
·  workshop proposals
<> (submission
deadline *26th August 2018*, midnight PST, notification *15th September
·  doctoral consortium ap
plications <> (submission deadline *26th
August 2018*, midnight PST, notification *15th October 2018*)
·  video posters and demos
<> (submission
deadline *22nd October 2018*, midnight PST, notification *15th November
2018* )

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