Symposium: Novel Methods in Measuring Animal Affective States

Organisers: Anna Zamansky, Information Systems Department, University of Haifa Annika Bremhorst, Dogs and Science, University of Lincoln (UK), University of Haifa (Israel) Giulia Pedretti, University of Parma (Italy) Chiara Canori, University of Parma (Italy) Schedule: Thursday 16th May 2024, 10:00 – 12:10, Meeting Room 4 10:00 – 10:20 Lauren Finka – Using Facial Action Unit […]

Digital Innovations in Home Cage Monitoring

Advancing Animal Welfare and Pharmaceutical Development Organiser: Stefano Gaburro, Tecniplast (Italy) Schedule: Meeting Room 7, Wednesday 16th May 11:30 – 12:50 11:30 – 11:50 Stefano Gaburro – Home cage rack-based technology: welfare and scientific applications11:50 – 12:10 Michael Tsoory – Detecting Sciatic nerve injury (SNI) induced motor impairments and recovery using the DVC system; a […]

Symposium: Measuring bioacoustics

Organizers: Tomas Norton and Pralle Kriengwatana (KU Leuven, Belgium) Schedule: Wednesday 15th May, Meeting room 7 15:30 – 15:50     Buddhamas Pralle Kriengwatana – Acoustic features of vocalisations of laying hens in positive and negative emotional states Vocalisations are a promising method for welfare monitoring but assessing the affective state of animals based solely on the […]

Symposium: AI advances in pose estimation and behavior recognition in laboratory animals

Organiser: Loes Ottink (Noldus Information Technology, The Netherlands) and Lucas Noldus (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Noldus Information Technology, The Netherlands). Schedule: Friday 17th, 10:00 – 12:10 Meeting Room 7 10:00 – 10:20  Liezl Maree – Multi-view triangulation-enabled annotation for multi-animal 3D pose in SLEAP Deep learning markerless motion capture via SLEAP (Social LEAP […]

Interactive Tutorial: Computer Vision Tools for Measuring Behavior

Presenter: Dan Schofield, University of Oxford, UK Schedule: THIS TUTORIAL IS CANCELLED Audience:The hands-on approach is designed for participants with no prior knowledge or technical experience, allowing them to gain experience in using open-source tools to annotate, identify and track animals from video, and use the output data for behavioural analysis. Requirements:Attendees will need a […]

Interactive Workshop: Certifying Digital Monitoring Technologies

Organisers: Joanna Stachowicz and Christina Umstätter (Thünen Institute of Agricultural Technology, Braunschweig, Germany) Schedule: Wednesday 15th May, Meeting Room 5, 10:00 – 10:40 Description:Digital technologies are seen as a promising solution to monitor animal behaviour and health parameters and therefore improve animal welfare in livestock farming. They facilitate the automation of working processes and aid […]

Call for symposia and workshops

We are pleased to announce that the Call for submissions for workshops and symposia is open. So if you have an idea for a topic that would make a good scientific symposium or interactive workshop, please take a look at the Call and submit a proposal. If you are not sure, get in touch (Andrew{at} […]