Maria Grazia Cappai
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, Italy
Department of Agriculture, University of Sassari, Italy
Modern animal productions must face continuous challenges to feed people around the world in sustainable and environmental friendly ways, assuring animal welfare, health and safety of products. In the age of IoT, non invasive, real time and contactless detection of animal parameters represent the basis of modern processing of big data related to welfare, health, production and macro- as well as micro-environment.
Topics of this session will span from basic automated management operations in farms to sensors and software for the interpretation of animal parameters. Pioneer authors dealing with such breakthroughs are highly encouraged to contribute with latest results from their research to the workshop.
Maria Grazia Cappai is Associate Professor of Animal Nutrition of the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Sassari. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine (magna cum laude) and has a Ph D in Production,Hygiene and Safety of Food of Animal Origin. Since decades, her research activities are aiming to introduce smart technologies for the development of modern farming and feeding techniques of livestock and assure continuous animal monitoring for easing data sharing and information flow of relevant data. Valorization of animal productions is the core of the scientific interest to create on farm real time monitoring about diverse aspects related to animal welfare, management and feeding, as well as to assure traceability of operations and productions in compliance with European legislation.
Corrado Dimauro is associate professor at the Department of Agraria of the University of Sassari. He has a degree in Physics and a Ph.D. in Animal Science. His scientific interests are mainly focused on the mathematical modelling of data in animal science. In the last few years he has also worked on the analysis of data from livestock precision devices (accelerometers and milking robot).