Organising Committee

Fiona French is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Digital Media at London Metropolitan University. She is course leader for BSc Computer Games Programming and has organised several gamejams and other play related public events. Her research interests include Animal Computer Interaction, physical computing and toy and game design and development. Fiona is currently investigating the design of playful interactive systems for elephants, as part of a PhD in the Animal Computer Interaction Lab at The Open University.

Sofya Baskin is a researcher at the Tauber Center for Bioinformatics at the University of Haifa, and working in the Technology for Animals Lab. Sofya is an expert in applied ethology. Her PhD topic was in ethological analysis of interactions humans with dogs, horses and cows. For over 10 years she has been practicing as an animal behavioral consultant. She is the founder of the Russian-speaking online community School of Applied Ethology (almost 1500 participants), where people can get professional consultations and take online courses in animal behaviour.

Adrian David Cheok is the Director of Imagineering Institute, Iskandar, Malaysia, and Professor of Pervasive Computing at City University London. He is Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab; previously Professor at Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design.National, Associate Professor at National University of Singapore, and Mitsubishi Electric, Japan. Research in mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers, pervasive and ubiquitous computing. Featured in worldwide broadcasts such as CNN, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, etc. Recipient of awards and prizes: A-STAR Young Scientist of the Year, Hitachi Fellowship, SCS Young Professional of the Year, Fellow in Education, World Technology Network, Microsoft Research Award in Gaming and Graphics, C4C Children Competition Prize, Integrated Art Competition Prize, Creativity in Action Award, First prize Mindtrek Award, First prize Milan International InventiON, Gold Award Creative Showcase ACE, Keio University Japan Gijyuju-sho award, SIP Distinguished Fellow Award, Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Honorary Expert of Telefonica and El Bulli, the number one restaurant in the world. Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). NESTA Top 10 Technologies of 2015.

Eleonora Nannoni (DVM, PhD) is a researcher at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna (Italy). Her main research interests are in the field of animal welfare and its relationships with the quality of animal-derived products, focusing in particular on pigs. She has recently took part in a competitive research project aimed at designing innovative environmental enrichment tools to be used for Italian heavy pigs. She is European Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law (ECAWBM-AWSEL).

Billy Wallace (M.Agr.Sc) is Operations Director with Makeway Ltd, an Agri-Technology Supply company based in Ireland. Makeway specializes in pig production systems and provides a diverse range of products and consultancy services which they supply across the entire pig industry from production, nutrition, housing, equipment, welfare and environment. In previous roles, Billy worked as Technical Manager for an Animal Feed Company before specializing in pig production, where his role with Makeway includes farm building design and layout planning, ventilation and environmental control measures and specialized feeding systems to complement the company’s core nutritional consultancy service.

Anna Zamansky is a senior lecturer at the Information Systems Department at the University of Haifa, and heads the Technology for Animals Lab. Together with Clara Mancini, she co-chaired the First International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Animal Welfare (ISAWEL'14), held in conjunction with AISB-50. Her organizational experience includes also chairing three editions of the Israeli Workshop of Applied Logics (Isralog'13, Isralog'15 and Isralog'17) and co-chairing a special session COLAFORM running for two consecutive years at ENASE (in 2016 and 2017).