September 14th - 17th, 2015
Hokkaido Univ.
Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan

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Abstract Submission

The International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) will be accepting conference abstract submissions for its 49th Congress from December 1, 2014 through March 15, 2015. The main topics for abstract submission include the following:

・Animal welfare assessment for good farm practice and production
・Freedom to express normal behaviour in captive animals
・Behavioural approaches to wild animal management
・Human-animal interactions and animal cognition

In addition to the above topics, free papers are also welcome.


Guidelines for Authors

Online Abstract Submission
All abstracts will be submitted on-line through the Wageningen Academic Abstract Submission and Evaluation Application. Please access the on-line submission application by clicking on the ‘Abstract submission’ button below.
The first time you use this application you are required to ‘sign up’ following the link at the front page. After you have created an account you will be able to submit the abstract. Note that the abstract will automatically be unformatted during submission. No formatting is required from the author. There is a user guide for authors available for this application that can be downloaded following the ‘User guide’ link at the top right of the front page.

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In order to present a paper, it is obligatory that at least one of the authors is registered within the registration deadlines established for authors (See important dates)

General Congress Policies

Authors submitting abstracts for presentation at the 49th ISAE Congress should consider the following policies:

• Abstracts must be written in English.
• All abstracts submitted must comply with the “Guidelines for Ethical Treatment of Animals in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare Research” prepared by the ISAE Ethics Committee.

For more details, see: http://www.applied-ethology.org/ethical_guidelines.html

• Although authors may submit multiple abstracts, each presenting author could submit either an oral paper, or a poster (not both).
• After revision of the submitted abstracts, the Scientific Committee will make the final decision regarding the presentation format due to limitation slots for oral papers.

Abstract contents

• Abstracts presenting both theoretical and empirical work related to applied ethology and animal welfare will be considered for presentation.
• The combined length of the abstract title, authors’ information and body should not exceed 3,000 characters (including spaces). Figures and tables should not be included.
• Titles should be indicative of the content of the abstract. Avoid abbreviations in abstract titles.
• The first name of authors, not just initials, and addresses should be provided.
• Abstracts must contain a clear statement of the purpose of the work, the methods used, results and conclusions. Results should be presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions drawn. Submitted abstracts must indicate the method(s) of analysis, contain data (means, variation, etc.), and provide information about test statistics (e.g. p levels).
• References are not required in the abstracts, however, if provided, they should be placed in the text of the abstract in the following short format: (Jones & Swanson, Appl. Anim. Ethol. 14:23, 1980.).

Submission Process

The abstract submission deadline is March 15 2015. The Scientific Committee will handle the abstracts for review and will send a response about their acceptance/rejection before April 20, 2015. Abstracts requiring further clarification or corrections will need to be resend no later than May 14, 2015. The deadline for the final decision of the Scientific Committee will be May 31, 2015.
Authors will be communicated via email through all the steps of the process and a final confirmation about acceptance/rejection, type of presentation and program session will be issued accordingly.
All presenting authors must register to attend the Congress. If an abstract is accepted and the presenting author does not register before the Early Registration deadline (June 14, 2015) the abstract will be withdrawn. The submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation that it will be presented at the meeting by the author or by one of the co-authors.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conferences Proceedings.

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