Special Issue "2nd U.S. Precision Livestock Farming Conference"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal System and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 136

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Yang Zhao
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Department of Animal Science, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Interests: animal smart sensoring; robotics; behavior monitoring; welfare assessment; airborne transmission of pathogens; and environment management
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Dr. Daniel Berckmans
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Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, The University of Tennessee, 360 Brehm Animal Science Building, 2506 River Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Interests: animal health engineering
Dr. Hao Gan
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Dr. Brett Ramirez
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Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, 4348 Elings Hall, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: livestock and poultry production systems, including ventilation, natural resource and energy efficiency; animal energetics; environmental control; precision livestock farming
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Dr. Janice Siegford
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Animal Behavior and Welfare Group, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University, 3270 C Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI, USA
Interests: ethology; animal welfare; poultry (laying hens); pigs; precision livestock farming
Prof. Dr. Lingjuan Wang-Li
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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: air quality engineering, including monitoring, modeling, and mitigating air emissions and associated fate and transport of the emissions; animal production systems environmental control and management; sustainable animal production and animal well being
Dr. Robert T. Burns
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Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Interests: biosystems engineering; soil science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue Conference aims to showcase the most recent research and foster collaborations among researchers, producers, manufacturers, and other stakeholders in the field of PLF. The conference theme is "Field Implementation of PLF". The conference covers following topics:

  • Sensors and sensing in PLF;
  • Data management and algorithm development;
  • Measuring, modeling, and managing of dynamic animal responses;
  • Societal impacts of PLF;
  • Commercial PLF Systems and Field Application Experience.

The submission start date is May the 31st 2023.

Dr. Yang Zhao
Dr. Daniel Berckmans
Dr. Hao Gan
Dr. Brett Ramirez
Dr. Janice Siegford
Prof. Dr. Lingjuan Wang-Li
Dr. Robert T. Burns
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • sensor systems
  • robotics
  • AI
  • IoT
  • animal welfare
  • modeling techniques
  • precision animal
  • economics
  • ethics
  • sustainable animal production

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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