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Animal-Computer Interaction incl. Interspecies Information Systems Engineering, Internet of Pets, Computational Animal Behaviour Analysis

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Research interests

My main research interest is understanding how people build and use technology in unexpected ways, and how this impacts the lives and livelihoods of its users. I focus in particular on "interspecies information systems"—the emergent systems that arise when technology for animals informs humans of how to act towards animals, whether that be in the context of farming, working animals like guide dogs, companion animals like pets, or even wildlife.

Biography

Dirk is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University. His research intersects the human side of requirements engineering, cyberpsychology, and animal-computer interaction, focusing on understanding how people build and use technology in unexpected ways, and how this impacts the lives and livelihoods of its users (aka social implications of technology).

He is co-founder of the Tech4Animals Lab (www.tech4animals.org), an international multi-disciplinary research team developing and studying technology for animal science, welfare, well-being and the human-animal relationship. He is a steering member of the International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, co-chaired the 2019 edition of the conference in Haifa, will serve as general chair for the 2022 edition right here in Newcastle upon Tyne, and serves on the organization committee of the International Summer School on Animal-Centered Computing.

Dirk has published over 60 peer-reviewed works including conference proceedings, journal articles, and book chapters, frequently collaborating with international and industrial partners. His work has been covered in press in multiple languages, informed policy briefings distributed among governmental and public bodies on e.g., pet data protection, and led to expert commentary in popular media.

But most importantly: he is always excited at the prospect of working with new students who share (some) research interests, and more than happy to introduce them to his network of collaborators. So if some of the above interests you, and you want to work on projects or your thesis, get in touch!

Education/Academic qualification

Information Systems, PhD, Radboud University Nijmegen

Award Date: 13 Feb 2015

Information Science, MSc, Radboud University Nijmegen

Award Date: 9 Jul 2010

Bioinformatics, BSc, HAN University of Applied Sciences

Award Date: 6 Jul 2007

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  • Automatic Animal Behavior Analysis: Opportunities for Combining Knowledge Representation with Machine Learning

    Zamansky, A., Sinitca, A., van der Linden, D. & Kaplun, D., 2021, In: Procedia Computer Science. 186, p. 661-668 8 p.

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  • Chameleo: walk like a chameleon detection with AI

    Gofer, S., Gris, V., Oren, A., Sagi, L. & van der Linden, D., 2 Sep 2021, (Accepted/In press) ACI’21 : Eigth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction. New York: ACM, p. 1-8 8 p.

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  • Exploring Digitalization of Animal-Assisted Reading

    Golan-Shemesh, D., Lotan, T., Zadorozhnaya, Y., Zamansky, A., Brilant, T., Ablamunits, K. & van der Linden, D., 27 Jul 2021, (Accepted/In press) ACI 2021 - 8th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction. New York: ACM, 12 p.

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  • Interspecies information systems

    van der Linden, D., 1 Dec 2021, In: Requirements Engineering. 26, 4, p. 535-556 22 p.

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  • Murder, She Modeled: Modeling to Support Crimino-Forensic Processes

    van der Linden, D., Dayan, H., Zamansky, A. & Hadar, I., 2021, Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling: 22nd International Conference, BPMDS 2021, 26th International Conference, EMMSAD 2021, Held at CAiSE 2021, Melbourne, Australia, June 28–July 2, 2021, Proceedings. Augusto, A., Gill, A., Nurcan, S., Reinhartz-Berger, I., Schmidt, R. & Zdravkovic, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Vol. 421. p. 318-331 14 p. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; vol. 421).

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