First International
Workshop on

Research Methods
in Animal Emotion Analysis (RM4AEA)

July 19th, 2021, 9:00-17:00 (online)


The development of objective tools to identify and code facial and body movements in non-human species, as well as recent advances in AI and Machine Learning, offer exciting new opportunities for the investigation of animal emotional states.


This workshop aims to build bridges between animal behavior and cognition, especially with regard to the analysis of their emotional states, and Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in order to push forward the emerging field of automatic emotion recognition and analysis.


(all times are in St. Petersburg time GMT+3)

09.00 - 10.00  Hanno Würbel, University of Bern

10.00 - 10.15  Break

10.15 - 11.15  Bridget Waller, Nottingham Trent University

11.15 - 11.30  Break

11.30 - 12.00 Miiamaaria Kujala, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

12.00 - 13.00  Lunch break

13.00 - 13.30  Pia Haubro Andersen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

13.30 - 14.00  Anjuli Barber, Dog Emotion Lab, Germany 

14.00 - 14.15  Break

14.15 - 14.45  Catia Caeiro, University of Stirling and University of Tokyo

14.45 - 15.45  Session of short talks

16.00 - 17.00  Plenary panel and discussion



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Annika Bremhorst

University of Bern


Sabrina Karl

Comparative Cognition Group, Messerli research Institute, University of veterinary medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria.


Dmitrii Kaplun

ETU "LETI", St. Petersburg, Russia


Catia Caeiro

(1) Behaviour and Evolution Research Group , Psychology, University of Stirling, UK, (2) Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan.


Anna Zamansky

Tech4Animals Lab, Information Systems Department, University of Haifa.


Call for Abstracts

We invite abstract submissions (up to 500 words) on topics broadly related to methods in animal emotion and behavior analysis. The accepted abstracts will be presented as short (10 mins) talks at the workshop.

Please use this link to submit your abstract


Registration to the Workshop

Attending the workshop is free, but requires pre-registration.
Please register in the
google form here.