Canine Science Forum
5-9 July 2008
Budapest, Hungary


Last modified: 20/10/2009

CSF 2010

The 2nd Canine Science Forum will take place in Vienna, Austria on July 25-28, 2010. Read more on the new official website at

CSF in New Scientist

New Scientist the leading international scientific magazine published an article on CSF in the 20 August issue. Online here (subscription required, sorry).


We are thankful to all attended the conference.Hope you liked it.
If you have more interest in our work, please visit the website of
Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University.

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A conference in pictures

We're taking a lot of photos during the conference and continously publish them here on website. Check out them here.

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

The Opening Ceremony and the Welcome Reception will take place at the conference site, at ELTE Convention Centre in the evening of 5 July.

  • The program starts at 19:30 and include a buffet dinner with drinks.
  • Address: 1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A. – at the congress venue on the Buda side of the town (No transfer provided)

Participation at this evening is included in the registration fee. The opening festivities are open to all registered participants, accompanying persons and exhibitors. Read more...

Famous for 15 minutes

Dear contributors. The length of the oral lectures (with the exception of the plenary lectures) is 15 min, plus 5 min for the questions from the audience.

Don't get bored in luchtime!

During the conference, between the morning and afternoon lecture sessions, we offer you various fascinating entertainment programs from paragility to dog dancing, from tame wolf show to herding excursion and to police dog show. Read more...

Over one hundred contributions

We are pleased to announce that a total number of 129 contributions were accepted to the CSF2008. In 13 sections 39 oral lectures will be presented, and 90 posters will be exhibited at the conference site.

In vino veritas

Wine tasting and wine shop. For everyone, who is fascinated by the art of traditional winemaking, there will be the opportunity for tasting some quality wine from Hungary. If you like it, you can bring home a few bottles even. The wine shop will be open at the conference site, between Sunday and Tuesday, from 3 p.m. until evening.

Doggy photos

The canine-related photo competition was a big success. More than 20 talented photographers sent us their selected pictures, from as far even as Australia! The best pictures of each category ('Wild Friends', 'Dogs in Action', 'Dog Personalities' and 'Lights and Forms') were chosen, as well as the category winners. You can see the best of the best at the conference site, on our photo exhibition.

Vote for the best

Awards for the Best Poster and Best Photo - During the conference we will choose the best of posters, and the best of canine related photos, exhibited at the conference site. Each contributor and registered guest will be given a voting sheet at the registration, and we kindly ask you to vote, which is your favourite poster and photo. The voting process ends on Tuesday, at noon. The winners will be greeted and awarded on the same day, afternoon.

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What is Canine Science Forum 2008?

Last modified: 20/05/2008

We strongly feel that there is a need for an interdisciplinary forum that brings together scientists with different expertise on Canines who wish to share their research interests with fellow colleagues working on closely or more distantly related fields. This forum aims to substantiate canine biology in order to develop it as a major model of biological investigation.

Aims and Scope

The main aim of Canine Science Forum is to utilize science as a source of knowledge to promote…

  • the emergence of an interdisciplinary field of canine biology
  • better integration of dogs in our rapidly changing modern society
  • the advantageous roles of dogs in our society and thus increase their well-being
  • dog science that develops non-invasive research technologies (Good Scientific Practice)

Major topics