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Special Issue "Automation, Big Data, and New Technologies in Animal Research"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal System and Management".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 13916
Special Issue Editors
Interests: animal welfare; animal ethics; laboratory animal science; experimental design
Interests: animal welfare; 3Rs; animal behavior; pain assessment; severity assessment; analgesia; laboratory animals
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Special Issue Information
Automation technology offers a wide range of possibilities for data collection in research on animals. One of its most important advantages is the possibility of continuous, round-the-clock data collection with minimal disturbance of the animals, with applications that go from biomedical research to precision livestock farming and wildlife research. The automated collection and/or analysis of large datasets gathered from sensors or cameras can offer a comprehensive picture of animal behaviour and physiology, and its interactions with the environment, while avoiding current caveats of operator-based methods, which are typically more labour-demanding, time-consuming, cost-inefficient, and bias-prone. Moreover, automated analysis allows identifying more details that would otherwise remain uncovered.
This Special Issue is interested in both reviews and original research papers on new technological approaches in research on animals, with particular emphasis on automation technology, artificial intelligence, and big data. We invite reports on the development or application of these technologies in laboratory, farm, companion, and wild animals. Examples include the application of new technological approaches to identify behavioural and physiological indicators of positive and negative welfare, as well as monitoring and early signalling of health problems to allow prompt intervention (from timely treatment of common diseases in livestock species to implementation of humane endpoints in animal models of disease).
Dr. Paulin Jirkof
Dr. Nuno Franco
Dr. Katharina Hohlbaum
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.
- animal research
- big data
- precision livestock farming