Abstract submission will open on March 15th, 2023 and close on June 14th, 2023.

Join us to learn about the latest research in spatial epidemiology and spatial statistics, as well as innovative solutions and applications developed in veterinary medicine, public health, and food safety. Network with experts, and expand your professional horizons. Submit your abstract and contribute to this important scientific dialogue.

Key Information

The following abstract submission instructions can be downloaded here.

  • All accepted and registered abstracts will be published in the Conference Abstract Book with an associated ISBN Number. The Conference Abstract Book will be available on the conference website.

  • To submit your abstract, navigate to the “Proposal Submission” section of this page and click on the “Submit Abstract” button.

Veterinaria Italiana has been proposed to host GeoVet 2023 contributions in a dedicated Special Issue. Full Paper Submissions will be subjected to a double-blind review process and will be published electronically with a DOI number.
Veterinaria Italiana is a quarterly peer reviewed International Journal which publishes high quality and novelty papers mainly dealing with veterinary public health issues, indexed in the international biomedical databases and listed in the in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Please read carefully the instructions before you proceed with the submission of your abstract.

Submission Options

In the abstract submission, please indicate the format in which you would like to present your work:

  • Senior Oral Presentation: this format is suitable for ground-breaking advances or applications of spatial epidemiology and spatial statistics methods. Presenters will have 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes discussion.

  • Regular Oral Presentation: this format is suitable for novel applications of spatial epidemiology and spatial statistics methods. Presenters will have 12 minutes, followed by 3 minutes discussion.

  • Poster: this format is suitable for preliminary work or applications of spatial epidemiology and spatial statistics methods.

Please note that all authors (including students) may submit one or more abstracts for regular oral or poster presentations, but only one for senior oral presentation.


Please select only one topic for each abstract. Even if more than one may apply, please select the topic that better reflects the work to be presented in your abstract.

  • The role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial methods in informing One Health strategies

  • Advancing veterinary epidemiology through the use of novel data sources: social network data, web scraping, and citizen data science

  • Innovative spatial-temporal approaches in surveillance and operational early warning systems

  • Network analysis and GIS for understanding the spread of infectious diseases and the transmission pathways

  • Methods and Operational Tools for Emergency Preparedness, Response and Management

  • Emerging technologies and data-driven approaches for humans, animals and the environment health: artificial intelligence, big data, and earth observation

  • Exploring the direct and indirect consequences of climate change on animal and human health through spatial-temporal methods

  • Species distribution modelling in spatial veterinary epidemiology

  • Advances in supply chain risk management and food safety

  • Novel genetic methods and informatics for spatial epidemiology

  • Modelling and forecasting the spread of infectious diseases in domestic and wild animals

  • Evaluating the impact of human activities on species ecology: biodiversity loss, wildlife conservation and management

  • Seawater and freshwater ecosystem health

  • Exploring new frontiers in visual communication through the latest GIS tools

Requirements and Recommendations

Title. Title should be succinct (limited to 500 characters including spaces), informative, and accurately reflect the content of your presentation, formatted in sentence case (i.e., capitalize only the first word, proper nouns and abbreviations) with only genus and species names italicized, and should not use bold, underline, or quotation marks.

Keywords. Please provide up to six keywords, arranged in alphabetical order and separated by a comma, which can be used for indexing purposes.

Abstract Body. Please provide a succinct and informative abstract no longer than 450 words. A suggested format for the abstract could include a short statement of the study’s background and specific objectives, a brief statement of methods, a summary of results, and a statement of conclusions.

References. You may include up to three relevant references.

Recommendation: before submission, please carefully proofread your abstract for accuracy. All content must be free of spelling and grammatical errors, and use American English standards for spelling. Do not underline or use bold for any text, and avoid capitalizing entire words unless they are abbreviations or acronyms. Only use italics for genus and species names.

Presenter and Authors Details

Please provide information for the presenting author and any additional authors. Please indicate the presenting author selecting “Primary Contact”.
For each author, please enter the following information:

  • Full name (first, middle, last), with the first letter of each name capitalized

  • Email

  • Country

  • Affiliation(s) in a concise format. If an author has more than one affiliation, separate using a semicolon. Capitalize the first letter for each place name; do not use all capitals or all lower case for place names. Do not use abbreviations or acronyms that are unfamiliar to most readers. Please use the same affiliation format if submitting more than one abstract.

Terms, Conditions, and Obligations

By submitting an abstract for presentation, authors agree:

  • to promptly respond to all communication from GeoVet 2023 organizers

  • to promptly communicate with GeoVet 2023 organizers if any question arises about the ability to present your work as scheduled

  • to adhere to all requirements and guidelines for presentations at GeoVet 2023

  • to register and attend GeoVet 2023 as required

  • failure to adhere to these requirements provides grounds for GeoVet 2023 organizers to withdraw abstracts for the GeoVet 2023 conference

Evaluation and Acceptance

The members of the Scientific Committee will evaluate the scientific quality of the submitted abstracts on the basis of the following criteria:

  • research innovation and quality

  • importance and interest on the findings for the international scientific community

  • clearness and precision in commenting on the findings

Abstract Submission

Click on the “Submit abstract” button to submit your abstract. This will take you to the GeoVet 2023 submission process within Veterinaria Italiana. Please note that the abstract submission process in Veterinaria Italiana requires registration in the first phase or/and login if you are already registered.

Please address all questions to the GeoVet 2023 organizers by sending an email to geovet23@izs.it with subject “Abstract Submission”.

Important Dates