Special Issue "Animal-Centered Computing"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Human-Animal Interactions, Animal Behaviour and Emotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
So far our understanding of animals has mainly been advanced through the human lens, and thus limited by the human cognitive abilities to perceive, process, and analyze information. Recent advances in artificial intelligence, data science, and the Internet of Things are a game-changer not only for the world of humans, but also for non-human species. There are now new exciting new possibilities for collecting and storing animal data, and using artificial intelligence and data science for its processing and analysis, empowering humans both in terms of the ability to process enormous volumes of data, and in terms of new ways of collecting and analyzing that data.
The emerging discipline of Animal-Centered Computing (ACC) applies these tools for the design and development of solutions that advance our understanding of animals, improve their welfare and well-being, and enable better communication between human and non-human animal species. In particular, ACC focuses on technologies for:
• Advancing animal science, ecology, veterinary informatics, and other related fields;
• Objectively measuring animal behavior;
• Objectively measuring parameters related to animal welfare and well-being;
• Decision support for various professionals working with animals;
• Supporting animals in tasks they perform in society;
• Enabling more effective and efficient communication between human and non-human animal species.
This Special Issue aims to bring together the latest advances in the field of ACC, which address these topics. We also welcome contributions from animal science and related fields, which apply technology, as well as position/opinion papers on novel applications of technology to advance the field of animal studies understood in a broad sense.
Dr. Anna Zamansky
Manuscript Submission Information
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- animal-centered computing
- technology for animals
- automatic animal behavior analysis
- animal-computer interaction
- machine learning
- data science