Author Archives: Clara Mancini

ACI2016: Third International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction

16th-17th November 2016, Milton Keynes, UK www.aci2016.org #aci2016conf   In co-operation with ACM and SIGCHI   In recent years an increasing body of work from within the interaction design community has been shaping the emerging field of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), with a focus … Continue reading

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Special Issue on ACI, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)

Full call: www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-human-computer-studies/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-animal-computer-interaction This IJHCS special issue on ACI capitalises on the momentum that ACI research has been gaining in recent years, to make a decisive step forward towards its academic establishment, and further support its development. To this end, we invite … Continue reading

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Workshop on Animal Computer Interaction at British HCI, ACI@BHCI

Hosted by British HCI, the workshop will take place in Lincoln on the 13th of July 2015. The event will provide a forum for the Animal Computer Interaction (ACI) community to review and evaluate the current ACI research landscape and … Continue reading

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Technology for Dogs with Important Jobs presented at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014

From the Open University’s Press Office: A prototype of new technology to help specially trained dogs ‘sniff out’ the tell-tale signs of cancer in biological samples has been unveiled by The Open University (OU) at the 2014 Royal Society Summer … Continue reading

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ACI Lab organises workshop on Co-Designing with Dogs

On the 12th and 13th of April 2013, The Open University’s Animal-Computer Interaction team hosted the first ever workshop on Co-Designing with Dogs. Among its key participants the event counted four dogs who attended with their human trainers from UK … Continue reading

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Ubicomp’12 Best Paper nomination for Dog Tracking research

Clara Mancini and Janet van der Linden from The Open University’s CRC, plus Jon Bryan and Andrew Stuart from Retrieva co-authored a paper on the use of tracking devices with dogs in domestic contexts. The research found that the use … Continue reading

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ACI at Minding Animals 2012

In early July, Mancini (The Open University) gave a presentation about ACI at Minding Animals 2012. The conference, which took place from the 4th to the 6th and had nearly 500 attendees, was organised by Minding Animals International (a network of over 3,000 academics, artists, activists and … Continue reading

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Animal-Computer Interaction SIG at CHI’12

This year, the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’12) is hosting a Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting on Animal-Computer Interaction. The event is organised by Clara Mancini (The Open University), Shaun Lawson (University of Lincoln), Janet … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to the Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) research blog. The blog’s aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners from disciplines relevant to ACI and serve as a discussion forum for those who are interested in this research topic. Please, do feel free to post your comments … Continue reading

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