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If you are browsing this web site, chances are that you have an interest in the areas of farm animal environment, animal well-being, precision livestock farming, and/or sustainable animal production. Then, read on! 
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the International Research Center for Animal Environment and Welfare (IRCAEW,, we would like to encourage you to consider attending the 2017 International Symposium on Animal Environment and Welfare (ISAEW2017). ISAEW is a flagship event of IRCAEW that has been held every two years since 2011. The symposia aim to address issues facing the global animal production industry – today and into the future by bringing together some of the very best minds and future professionals in the field to share latest research findings, technological advancements, farm-level applications/adoptions, and future directions. For each symposium, internationally renowned experts from different parts of the world are invited to address state of the science and situations on the thematic topics.  For ISAEW2017, the thematic areas include 1) Animal Behavior, Well-being and Health; 2) Environmental Monitoring, Assessment and Control; 3) Biosecurity and Disease Control/Management; 4) Manure Management and Utilization to Reduce Environmental Impact; and 5) Production Systems, Equipment and Techniques. Please refer to the 2017 symposium announcement for listing of more specific topics.  
If you have not yet attended the symposium and wish to get an idea about the technical contents and presentations of the previous symposia, simply check out the archived documents for ISAEW2013 and ISAEW2015. We can assure you that the cutting-edge nature of the technical presentations, the rare opportunities of professional networking among multi-disciplinary and multi-national scientists and stakeholders who share the common goals, the friendly atmosphere and platform of information sharing, and the incredible cultural experiences and local hospitality will make your time spent at the symposium well worth it. For those who have attended the events in the past, we hope your prior experiences and what the upcoming symposium has to offer will entice you to come back without any hesitation! 
Please note the timelines on the submission of abstracts, full papers and symposium registration. The abstract submission and registration forms can be found on this symposium site. 
We look forward to seeing you at the symposium in October 2017! In the meantime, should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

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Abstract notification of acceptance
Draft paper submission deadline
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Submission Topics

1. Animal Behavior, Well-being and Health

  • Automated measurement/tracking of animal behaviors and/or well-being

  • Animal response to different production systems and/or management practices

  • Impact of physical environment, such as sound, lighting, gases, thermal environment and/or their synergistic effects

  • Objective and non-invasive assessment of animal well-being and/or health

2. Environmental Monitoring, Assessment and Control

  • Heat and moisture production rates

  • Heat stress abatement and thermal indexes to better assess effective environment

  • Indoor air quality, emissions and abatement techniques

  • Innovative ventilation system design and technologies

  • Application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in animal environment design and studies

  • Impact of lighting on animal performance and production efficiency

  • Real-time sensors for enhanced environmental control

3. Biosecurity and Disease Control/Management

  • Current biosecurity practices in different countries

  • Animal diseases and environmental stimuli

  • Managing disease outbreaks

  • Environment-friendly disposal of animal mortalities

  • Humane euthanasia and swift mass depopulation of infected animals

4. Manure Management and Utilization to Reduce Environmental Impact

  • Manure management/treatment/handling technologies

  • Manure land application and nutrient management planning

  • Advances in manure anaerobic digestion systems

  • Alternative manure utilization systems

  • Control of odor and gaseous emissions from manure composting or storage

5. Production Systems, Equipment and Techniques

  • Alternative production systems and performance

  • Dimensions of modern animal farms for improved housing design 

  • New, innovative housing and husbandry equipment and techniques

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  • Mar 31 2017

    Abstract Submission Deadline

  • Apr 20 2017

    Abstract Notification of Acceptance

  • Jun 30 2017

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Sep 30 2017

    Final Paper Deadline

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