2nd U.S. Precision Livestock Farming Conference (USPLF 2023)

A HYBRID Event with Both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL Attendance Options

Conference Theme: Field Implementation of PLF

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May 21 – 24, 2023
Knoxville, Tennessee


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  • At least one author needs to register the conference to have the paper included in the conference proceedings
  • Check-in at 3pm, check-out at 11am
  • Valet prevailing parking rate at $30/vehicle/day
  • Scholarships are provided through a USDA NIFA Conference Strengthening Grant

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Angelica Van Goor
National Program Leader
Ms. Kalyn Reed
North American Business Development Manager
Dr. ir. Dries Berckmans


Sensors and Sensing in PLF

  • Development of sensor systems for animal and animal facilities
  • Implementation of sensor systems
  • Sensing technologies for high-throughput phenotyping
  • Robotics in animal facilities

Data Management and Algorithm Development

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for animal monitoring and management
  • Internet of Things (loT) applications for data management
  • Analysis on multitype data (e.g., image, video, sound, etc.)
  • Data security

Measuring, Modeling, and Managing of Dynamic Responses

  • Real-time animal welfare and behavior monitoring
  • Advanced modeling techniques in PLF
  • PLF for detecting animal disease
  • Precision animal environment and nutrition management
  • PLF solutions for management decision-making
  • Case studies of PLF field applications

Societal Impacts of PLF

  • Economics of PLF systems
  • Ethics in PLF
  • Consumer and farmer perceptions on PLF
  • Challenges and opportunities for PLF
  • Sustainable animal production

Commercial PLF Systems and Field Application Experience – Open for farmers and PLF system providers with abstract submission (full paper is not required)

Key Deadlines

Abstract submission opening: May 15, 2022
Abstract submission closing: July 31, 2022
Invitation to submit full paper: August 31, 2022
Full paper submission due: January 15, 2023
Review feedback to authors: March 15, 2023
Final full paper submission due: April 15, 2023

Field Tours

UTIA Robotic Dairy Farm, UTIA Precision Beef Farm,
Johnson Research and Teaching Unit


University of Tennessee Conference Center
600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

Parking at Locust Street Garage

540 Locus St SW, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA
For participants not staying at the Marriot Knoxville Downtown, nor using their valet parking


Marriott Knoxville, Downtown
525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA


Dr. Robert Burnsrburns@utk.edu
Dr. Yang Zhaoyzhao@utk.edu

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Scholarship Sponsor

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