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Workshop on Digital Solutions for Animal Science

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Feb 07

Date and time: 7 February 2024, 10:00 – 15:00 CET
Title: Workshop on Digital Solutions for Animal Science
Where: Digital Futures hub, Osquars Backe 5, floor 2 at KTH main campus, Stockholm


The meeting is fully on-site and limited to 50 participants for space reasons. We accept registrations on a first-come-first-served basis.

Lunch at Syster O Bror and a coffee break at the Digital Futures hub are included for everyone, and we reimburse train travel from Uppsala to Stockholm for SLU participants.

For participation, please register by 24 January here:

Organizer: Hedvig Kjellström, Professor at KTH, Guest Professor at SLU, and Digital Futures Faculty.

Co-sponsored by Digital Futures

Welcome to the interdisciplinary workshop on Digital Solutions for Animal Science, bringing together researchers in animal sciences from SLU and researchers in digitalization at KTH, Stockholm University and RISE. This event aims to create connections between researchers to explore the emerging field of Animal-Centered Computing.

There is a large potential in addressing challenges in the animal domain with recent research methods from the digitalization domain. This workshop will provide a meeting place to spark new collaboration initiatives in this direction. 

For a more in-depth description of Animal Centered Computing as considered here, see the editor’s note to a special issue of Animals: This does not exclude other aspects of the cross-section of Animal Science and Digitization from being brought up at the workshop.


10:00-10:15  Introduction by Hedvig Kjellström

10:15-11:00  Keynote by Fredrik Gustafsson, Linköping University

11:00-11:15  Coffee and further discussion with the speaker

11:15-11:30  Presentation by Elin Hernlund, SLU (animal biomechanics)

11:30-11:45  Presentation by Pawel Herman, Digital Futures (human computational neuroscience)

11:45-12:00  Presentation by  Martin Johnsson, SLU (animal genetics)

12:00-12:15  Presentation by Mikhail Popov and Barry Brown, Digital Futures (wildlife monitoring)

Walking together to Syster o Bror

12:30-13:15  Lunch at Syster o Bror

Walking together to the Digital Futures hub

13:30-13:45  Presentation by Susanna Sternberg Lewerin, SLU (one health)

13:45-14:00  Presentation by Henrik Boström, Digital Futures (human computational life science)

14:00-14:45  Brainstorming in 3-6 smaller groups, defined around each presenter (or a pair of presenters) – the groups will be defined earlier during the day

14:45-14:55  Discussion summary – one person from each group presents

14:55-15:00  Conclusion by Hedvig Kjellström


More about the two research organizations brought together.

Digital Futures is a cross-disciplinary research centre that explores and develops digital technologies of great societal importance. It was jointly established in 2020 by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, based on the Swedish Government’s significant long-term support of a Strategic Research Area. The vision of Digital Futures is to shape an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable society through digital transformation.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, SLU, is considered one the most prominent in the world regarding research within animal science and veterinary medicine. Our research is focused on health and sickness among farming animals, horses or companion animals, as well as animal management, animal welfare, animal health and important ethical issues.