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The 1st International Electronic Conference on Animals—Global Sustainability and Animals: Science, Ethics and Policy

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Animals series
5–20 Dec 2020

Sustainability, Animal Welfare, Animal Health
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Dear Scientists, Researchers, and Authors,
We are delighted to announce that the IECA2020 has been closed successfully. We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to all the participants for their contributions and, to all the chairs and committee members for their excellent work.
Please also note that the winner of the Best Presentation Award has been announced here.
Finally, we would like to remind you that all participants are welcome to submit an extended full paper to the Special Issue for IECA2020 in the journal Animals, with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges.

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the 1st International Electronic Conference on Animals — Global Sustainability and Animals: Science, Ethics and Policy

Dear scientists, researchers, and authors,

We are pleased to announce that the 1st International Electronic Conference on Animals — Global Sustainability and Animals: Science, Ethics and Policy will open for discussions on 5th December at https://ieca2020.sciforum.net/.

This conference will be a robust common platform for leading scientists working in the field of Animal Science to share and discuss their latest research and to promote the advancement of this exciting and rapidly changing field. We hope to encourage discovery across the discipline as we cover the following five broad themes in sessions A–E:

  • Climate change and sustainability of animal systems
  • Sustainability of animal use and demand for animal products
  • Animal welfare, ethics, policy, and politics
  • Animal health and sustainability
  • Sustainable animal feeding

Participants will have the opportunity to examine, explore, and critically engage with issues and advances in these areas. We hope to facilitate discussions and exchange within the community. We proudly invite the global community of scholars to join IECA2020 to present their latest animal research and development and share novel ideas about the multidisciplinary aspects of research and development of global sustainability and animals

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event, which is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher (http://www.mdpi.com/). We look forward to your contributions and discussions.

Clive Phillips,

Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Animals — Global Sustainability and Animals: Science, Ethics and Policy.

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Zarol Han
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing
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Ms. Melina Wen
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing
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Ms. Hellen Wang
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing
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Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact the conference secretariat.

Conference Chairs

Professor Clive J. C. Phillips

Queensland Government Animal Welfare Advisory Board, Australia Website

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Dr Clive C.J. Phillips Editor-in-Chief, Animals, and Chair, Queensland Government Animal Welfare Advisory Board E-mail: [email protected]
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Interests: animal welfare; animal ethics; captive animal management; heavy metals in animals

Conference Committee

Dr. Andrea Pezzuolo

Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

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Dr. Steven McCulloch

Department of Politics and Society, University of Winchester, Winchester SO22 4NR, UK

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Professor Robert M Friendship

Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road E., Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1

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Dr. Martin Lessard

Adjunct Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Université Laval Adjunct professor, Département de pathologie et de microbiologie, University of Montréal Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Sherbrooke Regular member of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF), Laval University Member of the Swine and poultry infec

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Keynote Speakers

Professor Donald Broom

St Catharine's College and Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK

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Will speak on the session: Animal Welfare, Ethics, Policy, and Politics
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Emeritus Professor of St Catharine's College and Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Professor Dora Marinova

Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

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session: Climate Change and the Sustainability of Animal Systems

Dr. Diana Bogueva

Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

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Session: The Sustainability of Animal Use and Demand for Animal Products

Professor Emeritus Giuseppe Bertoni

Department of Animal Sciences, Food and Nutrition (DIANA), Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Emilia Parmense 84, 29122 Piacenza, Italy

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Session: Animal Health and Sustainability
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Professor Emeritus of Zootecnica Speciale

Dr. Francisco Galindo Maldonado

College of Veterinary Medicine, University National Autonomia Mexico, Av. Universidad 3000, México D.F. 04510, Mexico

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Session:Sustainable Animal Feeding

List of accepted submissions (20)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Presentation Pdf
sciforum-041882 Metabolic adaptations to dynamic energy requirements during lactation and pregnancy in dairy cows with varying proportions of Holstein and Simmental breed , , , , , N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-041565 Chinese Egg Producers’ Attitudes and intentions towards Improving Animal Welfare



Submitted: 20 Nov 2020

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N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-041559 Is an animal welfare label enough? Role of farm animal welfare voluntary labelling schemes in the development of sustainable livestock production

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Submitted: 20 Nov 2020

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, N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-041526 Identification and validation of operational welfare indicators appropriate for small-scale goat farming in Chile , , N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-038637 OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING FEED USE EFFICIENCY FOR SUSTAINABLE DAIRY PRODUCTION IN PAKISTAN



Submitted: 08 Oct 2020

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N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract

IECA 2020 Live Online Session Recording

The Opening Ceremony of the MDPI “1st International Electronic Conference on Animals—Global Sustainability and Animals: Science, Ethics and Policy” was held on Monday 2 November 2020. This online seminar was chaired by Professor Clive J. C. Phillips and Professor Donald Broom give very interesting presentations. Both talks were followed by a Q&A session to answer any questions submitted by the live online audience. The live session was offered via Zoom and registration was required for attendance. The full recording can be found below.

IECA Keynote Speakers' Video Presentations

You can find the video presentations of the keynote speakers below. We hope you enjoy the videos and share your opinions with them!

You may also find their presentations and communicate with the speakers on the session "Submission".

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dora Marinova
Keynote Speaker: Professor Emeritus Giuseppe Bertoni
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diana Bogueva
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Francisco Galindo Maldonado

Event Awards

Best Presentation Award-Winner Announcement

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Presentation Award for IECA 2020 . The winner will receive 500 CHF.

The winner is as follow:

Enabling behaviour change in laying hen farmers using Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Paula Baker, Jessica Stokes, Claire Weeks
session Sustainable animal welfare, ethics, policies and politics

Best Speaker Award-Winner Announcement

Professor Donald Broom
St Catharine's College and Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK
Session: Sustainable animal welfare, ethics, policies and politics

Congratulations to the winners for their excellent work!

The Awards
Best Presentation Award
Animals offers one award to our participants at the conference: Best Presentation Award (1): 500 CHF The winner will be assessed by the Conference Committee.
Best Speaker Award
Animals offers one award to our participants at the conference: Best Speaker Award (1): 300 CHF . The winner will be assessed by the Conference Committee.

Instructions for Authors

Submission
Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with https://sciforum.net/, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into the system.
  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 11 October 2020 20 November 2020.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Animals—Global Sustainability and Animals: Science, Ethics and Policy. All authors will be notified by 16 October 2020 25 November 2020 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 31 October 2020 30 November 2020.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on https://ieca2020.sciforum.net/ for discussion during the time of the conference 2–27 November 2020 5–20 December 2020 and will be published in Journal Proceedings.
  5. The Open Access Journal Animals will publish Special Issue of the conference and accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference itself. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select manuscripts that may be included for publication in the Special Issue of the journal Animals.
  6. (the submission to the journal is independent of the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.).
Proceedings Paper
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:


First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200-250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 6 pages.

You are also and only allowed to submit a Poster(Presentation PDF) instead of the proceedings paper. Posters can be presented without an accompanying proceedings paper and will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, they will not be added to the journal Proceedings of the conference.

Presentations
Poster---Posters(Presentation PDF) can be presented without an accompanying proceedings paper and will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, they will not be added to the journal Proceedings of the conference.
Slides---Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displays.

Video---Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting a video presentation, please contact the conference organizer at to find out more about the procedure. This is a unique way of presenting your paper and discussing it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!
• The video should be no longer than 10 minutes and be prepared with the following formats: .MOV; .MPEG4; .MP4; .AVI; .WMV; .MPEGPS; .FLV.
• The video should be submitted via before 31 October 2020.
Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://ieca2020.sciforum.net/ by registering and logging in to this website.

Accepted File Formats

  • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the IECA 2020 Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.

  • LaTeX: Manuscripts prepared in LaTeX must be collated into one ZIP folder (include all source files and images, so that the Conference Secretariat can recompile the submitted PDF). When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use THE IECA 2020 LaTeX template files.

Manuscript Preparation

  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).

  • Paper Length: The conference proceedings paper should not be longer than 6 pages. The conference manuscript should be as concise as possible.

  • Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Proceedings should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper (see above). The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.

  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.

  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.
Copyright
MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Special Issue for IECA2020

Special Issue "Special Issue for IECA2020"

Selected Papers from The 1st International Electronic Conference on Animals—Global Sustainability and Animals: Science, Ethics and Policy(IECA2020)

Edited by Prof. Clive J. C. Phillips(Curtin University Sustainable Policy (CUSP) Institute, Australia)

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 2 April 2021.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue is open for submissions of papers presented at 1st International Electronic Conference on Animals (IECA2020), 2-27 November 2020.

Prof. Clive J. C. Phillips
Guest Editor

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.

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