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Special Issue "Information Technology Applied to Animal Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: Precision animal production and monitoring; modeling in livestock production; the use of artificial intelligence in livestock production and animal monitoring; engineering applied to animal production
Interests: Precision Animal Management; Prediction of individual animal susceptibility to heat stress; Calorimetry and animal energetics; Development of sensors and control systems; Forecasting feedlot cattle heat stress
Recent technological developments have ensured that large data sets can be registered on movement, as well as social interactions, vocalizations, and physiological responses of individual or grouped animals. Such advancements allow for different ways of interpreting data and the use of non-classic logic to reduce uncertainties, besides presenting solutions for real-time recording and decision-making. The idea of the present Special Issue is to encourage progress towards the use of information technology in the animal management of farm and wild animals. The objectives are the development and application of smart sensors in livestock production, pets, or wild animals; the use of automation in animal management and monitoring; the use of simulation, optimization, and modelling in animal production and wild animals; decision support systems applied to livestock farming; computer vision and image processing; precision animal production; the use of the internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing in animal monitoring; development and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in livestock management; and the use of data mining in animal production and management.
Prof. Irenilza de Alencar Nääs
Prof. Tami Brown-Brandl
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 papers will be 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 monthly 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 1600 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.
- 1. Smart sensors
- 2. Multicriteria analysis
- 3. Simulation, optimization, and modeling
- 4. Decision support systems
- 5. Computer vision and Image processing
- 6. Precision animal production
- 7. The Internet of Things and cloud computing
- 8. Artificial intelligence
- 9. Data mining
- 10. Electronic health records.