3rd International Workshop on Technology for Precision Agriculture and Crops (TeCrop)
To be held a 5th EAI International Conference on Industrial IoT Technologies and Applications
December, 1-3, 2001, Valencia, Spain
Pedro V. Mauri, Instituto Madrileño de Investigación y Desarrollo Rural, Agrario y Alimentario, Spain
Lorena Parra, Universitat Politecnica Valencia, Spain
Precision agriculture is becoming one of the most relevant tools to satisfy the ever-increasing worldwide demand for good quality food products. Agriculture needs to be enhanced by new technologies in order to make it sustainable in an intelligent way. Several Internet of Things (IoT)-based products dedicated to farming have appeared in the last few years. Nonetheless, there are still some remaining issues, ranging from data acquisition, interpretation, and reliable collection in some potentially harsh radio environments. The last few decades have witnessed the advancement of the IoT and multiple wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in both the academic and industrial worlds.
The use of an IoT platform and Remote Sensing Data (RSD) to schedule the required inputs such as irrigation or fertilization and predict yield may contribute to more sustainable production in regions of the Mediterranean where irrigation and fertilization are not optimized in terms of timing and quantity. IoT platforms allow a network of devices to communicate, gather data, and process information collaboratively in the service of individuals or processes. Technologies can help farmers practise more sustainable agriculture, minimizing risks of losing the harvest by providing the resources (water irrigation and fertilizer) needed to secure yield and adequate periods. In addition, the prediction of grain yield via RSD has further applications. Remote Sensing Data may help yield forecasts before harvest and, therefore, predict farmers’ income, required man effort in the harvest, or even estimate the quality of the harvested products. Furthermore, the use of software programs is indispensable for interpreting the data derived from the Remote Sensing Technologies and then making decisions of applications in crop fields such as monitoring plant health, detecting plant pests and diseases, and weed plants.
In this workshop, researchers are encouraged to submit papers focused on high quality, up-to-date innovative original current advances in solutions and research for smart and sustainable agriculture, ranging from IoT, WSN, efficient sensing, cloud/edge computing, smart actuators, etc.
This conference edition once again targets gathering researchers from academia and industrial sectors to present analytical research, simulations, practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, and advances in precision agriculture. The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in terms of concepts, state of the art, standards, deployments, implementations, running experiments and applications.
Sensor network deployment for smart agriculture
• Design and calibration of sensors for plant health monitoring
• Design and calibration of sensors for monitoring the soil
• Integration of data and farmers’ knowledge into smart algorithms or crop indexes for agriculture management
• Internet of Things (IoT) for agriculture
• Farm services and oriented applications for agri-food systems
• Cost-effective sensor development for agriculture
• Cloud computing for agriculture
• Smart applications for crops monitoring and management
• Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for agriculture
• Sensors for positioning, navigation, and obstacle detection
• New Technologies in Field: A Rapid and Usefulness Tool for Accurate Management of Crops
• Remote Sensing Data and Water Irrigation Scheduling
• Remote Sensing Data and Quantification of Crop Production
• Sensors for Measuring Crop Quality
• Remote Sensing Data and Fertilization Planning: Adequate Time and Localization
• Use of Remote Sensing Technologies for a Rapid Diseases Localisation in Fields
• Use of Remote Sensing Technologies for a Pest Management in Fields
• Remote Sensing Technologies and Plant Breeding (Phenotyping to Water Deficit): Selection of varieties (Tolerant/Susceptible)
• Remote Sensing Data and its Influences in Farmers Decisions
• Software and Programs Used in Processing Remote Sensing Data
• Statistics Tools: Interpretation of Information Derived from Remote Sensing Data for Making Decision
Important dates – Updates!
Paper submission: 6 October 2021
Notification deadline: 7 November 2021
Camera Ready: 21 November 2021
Accepted and presented technical papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Workshop Papers will be published as a part of the (EAI IndustrialIoT 2021) Conference Proceedings. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).
We invite workshop participation through contributions that respond to one or more of the mentioned research questions in 12-15 pages. Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).