Pierwsza międzynarodowa elektroniczna konferencja na temat zwierząt – globalny zrównoważony rozwój i zwierzęta: nauka, etyka i polityka (IECA-2020)

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 (IECA-2020), chaired by Professor Clive J. C. Phillips, will be held online at https://ieca2020.sciforum.net/ from 05 to 20 December, 2020. Please also join our Webinar: IECA 2020 Opening Ceremony on Monday, November 2 at 14:00 CET. You can register here.

We expect to cover the following sessions:

  • Climate change and effects on the sustainability of animal systems;
  • Sustainability of animal use and demand for animal products;
  • Sustainable animal welfare, ethics, policies, and politics;
  • Sustainable animal health;
  • Sustainable animal feeding.

We proudly invite the global community of scholars to join IECA-2020 to present their latest animal research and development and share novel ideas on the multidisciplinary aspects of research on sustainable animal production. Thanks to the flexibility of our innovative electronic platform, you are welcome both to upload and present your work and to attend the conference completely free of charge. There will also be a possibility to submit selected papers to the e-conference related Special Issue of the journal Animals (ISSN 2076-2615; Impact Factor: 2.323 (2019)), with a 20% discount on the APC.

IECA-2020 offers you the opportunity to participate in an international scholarly conference without the concerns and expense of traveling—all you need is access to the Internet. During the conference period, you will be able to upload papers, posters, presentations (including videos), and comment on other presentations, and otherwise engage with fellow scholars in real-time. In this way, the conference offers a novel opportunity to exchange opinions and views within the scholarly community and to discuss the papers and latest research in a discussion forum.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 20 November, 2020 online at https://ieca2020.sciforum.net/. For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 30 November, 2020. The conference itself will be held on 5–20 December 2020.

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. IECA 2020 is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open-access publisher.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision, and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section „Instructions for Authors” at https://ieca2020.sciforum.net/.

Time Schedule

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 November , 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: 25 November , 2020
  • Proceedings Paper Submission Deadline: 30 November , 2020
  • Conference: 5–20 December, 2020

We look forward to receiving your research papers and to welcoming you to this 1st edition of the e-conference.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Professor Clive J. C. Phillips
Foundation Director, Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Gatton, Queensland 4343, Australia

Conference Secretariat
Ms. Hellen Wang
IECA Secretary

e-Mail: ieca2020@mdpi.com