Publication and promotional strategy and exploitation of result

Peer reviewed articles, covering the different aspects and milestones of the project will be published in high ranked international journals. The targeted journals will focus on animal welfare and animal behavior (e.g. Animal Welfare or Applied Animal Behaviour Science); on advances in development of electronics and control systems (e.g. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture); on journals covering more general advances in livestock production (e.g. Livestock Science or Animal); on operations research (e.g. European Journal of Operational Reseach or Annals of Operations Research). A total of approximately 20 peer reviewed articles are expected to be published.

The main progresses and achievements will be regularly presented in the form of conference papers and/or posters, at international conferences, such as the European Conference of Precision Livestock Farming (ECPLF); the annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP); and others.

Results will also be presented for swine producers in Denmark, at the annual swine congress and in technical journals for producers such as Hyologisk and Svin. Any relevant progress will lead to contact with targeted journals such as Ingeniøren or Jord og Viden, where results can be disseminated to a larger audience, whilst still including a scientific background. 

Annual seminars will be organized for all partners and the advisory board.

Start up and half-way seminars held by PhD students will also serve as basis for regular meetings for the project partners.

A home page with a general description of the project and links to publications will be maintained.

All algorithms and prototype software developed will be documented and made available to the scientific community and the agricultural software industry to the extent possible given the Intellectual Property Rights which will be handled as per existing guidelines at the project partners. Both Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen maintain fully staffed offices for legal arrangements regarding intellectual property rights (IPR), in particular regarding patenting issues when working with public or industrial partners. Preceding the project start date, the legal departments of all project partners will draw up contracts for handling intellectual property, including non- disclosure agreements where applicable.