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Important dates

1.8.-11.9. Call for participation open – fill in our online questionnaire as a participation statement!
13.9. Participant selection (max 15)
14.9. Notification of acceptance
17.9. Participants published in the workshop website

Tentative schedule for workshop

The workshop will take place Tuesday 21st November as a part of ACI2017 conference.

9:00 Workshop starts
9:00-9:30 Welcoming words and introduction of participants
9:30-10:15 Invited talk: “Human-dog bond at best? Optimal personality and cognitive traits for working and family dogs – a theory” animal behaviorist, Dr. Katriina Tiira, CEO of SmartDOG
10:15-10:30 Results of the online questionnaire filled in by participants
10:30-11:00 Discussion in small groups: Opportunities, benefits, drawbacks, and possible pitfalls to avoid when using technology in human-animal interaction and bonding
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11.45-13.00 Hands on workshop in small groups
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14.30-15:30 Hands on workshop in small groups continues
15:30-16.00 Presentation of ideas and created concepts 1
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-16:45 Presentation of ideas and created concepts 2
16:45-17:00 Wrap-up
17:00 Workshop ends
19:00 Workshop dinner (cost not included in the registration)


After the workshop

Report online at workshop website, a white paper, and/or academic publication on the results of the workshop.

Please note that this schedule is preliminary and we will update the details during August 2017.