2023 International Symposium on Animal Environment and Welfare

October 23–25, 2023 | Chongqing, China


Welcome to ISAEW 2023


On behalf of the Board of Directors of the International Research Center for Animal Welfare (IRCAW), we wish to extend an invitation to you to attend the 2023 International Symposium on Animal Environment and Welfare (ISAEW 2023), which will be held on October 23-25 in a hybrid format with a physical venue in Rongchang, Chongqing, China.


ISAEW is a biennial event with a goal to bring together researchers, industrial leaders, and policy makers to share information, knowledge, and ideas. The symposia have provided a convergence platform for multi-disciplinary researchers from various parts of the world to jointly address global grand challenges in livestock farming through exchange of recent research findings, identification of current challenges and future research directions, and formation of synergistic focal groups to efficiently and effectively conduct translational research; inspire next-generation scientists and leaders; and promote on-farm adoption of technologies. The characteristics of the symposia in terms of global relevancy of the subject matters addressed, innovative and cutting-edge nature of the research, quality of the presentations and publications, and unparalleled hospitality of the hosts have established the symposium one of the must-attend academic symposia that address livestock farming issues, both nationally and internationally. The symposia have proven to be impactful in terms of advancing scientific knowledge, developing technologies applicable for adoption by farmers worldwide, training future leaders and workforce, and providing a roadmap for developing smart or digital livestock farming that will be critical to sustainably feed the world for generations to come.


ISAEW is organized by the International Research Center for Animal Environment and Welfare, which is headquartered in Chongqing Academy of Animal Sciences (CAAS) in Rongchang, Chongqing, China, and consists of 20 institutional members representing 11 countries, including China, the United States of America, Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Australia, and Brazil. In the past 12 years, the symposia have attracted thousands of academic scientists, graduate students, industry leaders and professionals, and government officials from more than 20 countries in six continents. 


Although the COVID-19 situation is improving to various degrees globally, it remains uncertain for overseas participants to travel to China to attend the symposium in person. Therefore, the symposium will offer a hybrid format (in-person and online) to accommodate the attendees who may have difficulty to travel to China.

Qiang Zhang, Symposium Co-chair 


University of Manitoba, Canada

Baoming Li, Symposium Co-chair


China Agricultural University, China


ISAEW 2019

ISAEW 2021


I. Intensive Livestock Farming and Sustainability

1.Impact of large-scale livestock operations on environment

2.Intensive livestock farming, land use, and labor challenge and possible solutions

3.Economic analysis of livestock operations: cost of production and profitability

4.Gas and particulate emissions from livestock operations

5.Manure and by-product management and utilization  

6.Renewable energy and energy-saving practices in livestock operation

7.Water usage and water-saving practices in livestock operation


II. Livestock Housing Systems

  • 1.Innovative livestock housing systems for sustainability
  • 2.High-rise (multistory) housing systems
  • 3.Digital and smart housing systems
  • 4.Production efficiency, safety, and risk management
  • 5.Space requirements for optimal welfare and efficiency
  • 6.Animal product safety and traceability
  • 7.On-farm automation


III. Precision Livestock Farming and Animal Welfare

  • 1.Benefits of PLF: animal welfare and health, environment, economics, and labor
  • 2.Big data, machine learning, and IoT for PLF applications
  • 3.Sensors, sensing and robotics for PLF applications
  • 4.Case studies of PLF applications
  • 5.Smart equipment and tools: environmental control, feeding, watering, milking, behavior monitoring
  • 6.Cybersecurity in livestock operations – challenges and solutions


IV. Climate Change and Livestock Production

  • 1.Monitoring and measurement of GHG emissions
  • 2.GHG emission regulations
  • 3.Strategies and technologies for GHG emission reduction
  • 4.Extreme weather (heat or cold waves) and its impact on animal productivity
  • 5.Public-private partnerships toward climate-smart livestock production


V. Animal Heath and Disease Control

  • 1.Emerging animal diseases
  • 2.Disease surveillance and eradication: regulations and strategies
  • 3.Biosafety in modern livestock operations
  • 4.Disease transmission: mechanisms, management, and modeling
  • 5.Managing disease outbreaks – emergency plans and responses

6.Vaccination for disease prevention


VI. Rural Revitalization and Livestock Farming

  • 1.Positive role of livestock farming in rural revitalization
  • 2.Social impact of livestock farming in rural communities
  • 3.Land use planning and optimal usage of land
  • 4.Successful models of livestock farming in revitalizing rural communities


April 15, 2023                 Deadline for abstract submission
April 30, 2023                 Notification of abstract acceptance
June 30, 2023:                  Deadline for initial full paper or extended abstract submission
August 1, 2023:                Reviews provided to the corresponding author
August 31, 2023:              Deadline for full paper to be included in the proceedings
October 23-25, 2023:       Holding of ISAEW 2023
October 23, Monday
      Onsite Registration
October 24, Tuesday
      Morning: Opening ceremony; plenary sessions with invited speakers
      Afternoon: Concurrent technical sessions
October 25, Wednesday
      Morning: Plenary sessions with invited speakers
      Afternoon: Concurrent technical sessions; Closing ceremony



Sponsored by:







Rongchang District People’s Government




Hosted by:




Ms. Wen Liu

Department of Foreign Affairs

Chongqing Academy of Animal Sciences, No. 51, Changlong Road, Rongchang, Chongqing

Cell: +86 13983637816; Fax: +86 23 46792348; Email: 1127980958@qq.com

Dr. Weichao Zheng

Department of Agricultural Structure and Bioenvironmental Engineering

China Agricultural University, Mail Box 67, Beijing 100083, China

Cell: +86 13811997928; Fax: +86 10 62736904; Email: weichaozheng@cau.edu.cn