Special Issue "Sensor-Based Technologies and Processes in Agriculture and Forestry"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz
Dpt. Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Informatics, University Complutense of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
E-Mail: pajares@fdi.ucm.es
Interests: computer vision; image processing; pattern recognition; 3D image reconstruction, spatio-temporal image change detection and track movement; fusion and registering from imaging sensors; superresolution from low-resolution image sensors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andrea Peruzzi
Department of Agronomy and Agroecosystem Management, University of Pisa, Via S. Michele degli Scalzi 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Website: http://unimap.unipi.it/cercapersone/dettaglio.php?ri=5855&template=dettaglio.tp
E-Mail: aperuzzi@agr.unipi.it
Phone: +39 050 2218942
Fax: +39 050 2218966
Interests: innovative strategies for mechanical an thermal weed control; innovative strategies and techniques for soil disinfection; innovative machines for seed-bank control; innovative tools for mechanical weed control; innovative tools for thermal weed control; automated machines for mechanical weed control; automated machines for thermal weed control

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Pablo Gonzalez-de-Santos
Centre for Automation and Robotics, Spanish National Research Council - (CSIC), 28500 Arganda del Rey, Madrid, Spain
E-Mail: pablo.gonzalez@car.upm-csic.es
Interests: mobile robotics; agile locomotion; haptic interface

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advances in modern Agriculture and forestry are demanding solutions with the aim of increasing production or accurate inventories while reducing environmental impacts and costs. Sensors are excellent tools for achieving the above goals. They provide data, which conveniently processed, allow to extract relevant information oriented towards the best utilization of resources and also to apply hazardous products moderately.

Sensors devices capabilities, materials, technologies and tools, applications and problems addressed, sensors domain-oriented devices and methods or procedures applied for processing the data sensed can be conveniently designed for such purposes, the following is a list of main topics covered by this special issue but not limited to:

  • Sensors for physical treatments: new precision technologies, thermal and/or mechanical tools (including management of weed flora).
  • Sensors for chemical analysis or application of chemical spraying: new precision technologies, herbicides and pesticides distribution for crop protection (weed, diseases, pest control), nutrients, fertilizers, CO2 transformation, chlorophyll analysis.
  • Sensors for variable measurements: humidity, solar radiation, crop/weeds identification, canopy, greenness, soil compaction, energy consumption, fruit identification and ripeness, diameter of trees, crown height or bark thickness.
  • Sensors for obtaining 3D structures, crop rows detection or plants alignments.
  • Sensors for autonomous or guided navigation and actuation: obstacle avoidance, vehicle(s) control, localization, motion, geometry, communications, path planning or mission supervision.
  • Simulations of the above sensor technologies, methods and procedures for data processing.

Welcome will be all authors invited to submit an extended paper to this special issue from the First International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment (www.rhea-conference.eu/2012). Extension of papers will be at least 50%.

PS: Topics related to Remote Sensing and Wireless Sensor Networks are excluded.

Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Pajares
Prof. Dr. Andrea Peruzzi
Prof. Dr. Pablo Gonzalez-de-Santos
Guest Editors

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Sensors 2013, 13(9), 12132-12139; doi:10.3390/s130912132
Received: 5 September 2013; Accepted: 9 September 2013 / Published: 10 September 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(7), 9305-9320; doi:10.3390/s130709305
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 10 July 2013 / Accepted: 16 July 2013 / Published: 19 July 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 6254-6271; doi:10.3390/s130506254
Received: 15 March 2013; in revised form: 2 May 2013 / Accepted: 3 May 2013 / Published: 13 May 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 6109-6140; doi:10.3390/s130506109
Received: 20 April 2013; in revised form: 24 April 2013 / Accepted: 26 April 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 5945-5957; doi:10.3390/s130505945
Received: 3 April 2013; in revised form: 3 May 2013 / Accepted: 3 May 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 5585-5602; doi:10.3390/s130505585
Received: 6 March 2013; in revised form: 4 April 2013 / Accepted: 8 April 2013 / Published: 26 April 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(4), 4348-4366; doi:10.3390/s130404348
Received: 28 January 2013; in revised form: 25 March 2013 / Accepted: 27 March 2013 / Published: 2 April 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(3), 3652-3663; doi:10.3390/s130303652
Received: 28 December 2012; in revised form: 7 March 2013 / Accepted: 8 March 2013 / Published: 14 March 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(3), 3394-3408; doi:10.3390/s130303394
Received: 25 January 2013; in revised form: 22 February 2013 / Accepted: 7 March 2013 / Published: 12 March 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(3), 3313-3330; doi:10.3390/s130303313
Received: 24 January 2013; in revised form: 28 February 2013 / Accepted: 8 March 2013 / Published: 11 March 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(3), 3109-3130; doi:10.3390/s130303109
Received: 14 November 2012; in revised form: 15 January 2013 / Accepted: 19 February 2013 / Published: 5 March 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(3), 2986-2996; doi:10.3390/s130302986
Received: 7 February 2013; in revised form: 25 February 2013 / Accepted: 27 February 2013 / Published: 1 March 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(3), 2830-2847; doi:10.3390/s130302830
Received: 21 December 2012; in revised form: 15 February 2013 / Accepted: 16 February 2013 / Published: 27 February 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 2295-2348; doi:10.3390/s130202295
Received: 1 December 2012; in revised form: 30 January 2013 / Accepted: 30 January 2013 / Published: 8 February 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 2254-2266; doi:10.3390/s130202254
Received: 18 December 2012; in revised form: 30 January 2013 / Accepted: 4 February 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 2117-2130; doi:10.3390/s130202117
Received: 5 December 2012; in revised form: 26 January 2013 / Accepted: 30 January 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 1706-1729; doi:10.3390/s130201706
Received: 21 December 2012; in revised form: 25 January 2013 / Accepted: 25 January 2013 / Published: 30 January 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 1692-1705; doi:10.3390/s130201692
Received: 25 November 2012; in revised form: 10 January 2013 / Accepted: 15 January 2013 / Published: 29 January 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 1523-1538; doi:10.3390/s130201523
Received: 27 November 2012; in revised form: 15 January 2013 / Accepted: 16 January 2013 / Published: 24 January 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(1), 1121-1136; doi:10.3390/s130101121
Received: 12 December 2012; in revised form: 3 January 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2013 / Published: 16 January 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(1), 769-784; doi:10.3390/s130100769
Received: 7 November 2012; in revised form: 27 December 2012 / Accepted: 28 December 2012 / Published: 8 January 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(1), 516-534; doi:10.3390/s130100516
Received: 15 November 2012; in revised form: 13 December 2012 / Accepted: 18 December 2012 / Published: 2 January 2013
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 17553-17568; doi:10.3390/s121217553
Received: 20 September 2012; in revised form: 11 December 2012 / Accepted: 13 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 17588-17607; doi:10.3390/s121217588
Received: 12 November 2012; in revised form: 13 December 2012 / Accepted: 14 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 17608-17619; doi:10.3390/s121217608
Received: 30 September 2012; in revised form: 19 November 2012 / Accepted: 21 November 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 17343-17357; doi:10.3390/s121217343
Received: 22 October 2012; in revised form: 2 December 2012 / Accepted: 10 December 2012 / Published: 13 December 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 16988-17006; doi:10.3390/s121216988
Received: 22 October 2012; in revised form: 5 December 2012 / Accepted: 6 December 2012 / Published: 12 December 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 17234-17246; doi:10.3390/s121217234
Received: 12 October 2012; in revised form: 27 November 2012 / Accepted: 10 December 2012 / Published: 12 December 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 16685-16694; doi:10.3390/s121216685
Received: 30 October 2012; in revised form: 13 November 2012 / Accepted: 14 November 2012 / Published: 4 December 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 15801-15819; doi:10.3390/s121115801
Received: 3 September 2012; in revised form: 8 November 2012 / Accepted: 9 November 2012 / Published: 13 November 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 15356-15375; doi:10.3390/s121115356
Received: 9 July 2012; in revised form: 22 October 2012 / Accepted: 23 October 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 14129-14143; doi:10.3390/s121014129
Received: 5 September 2012; in revised form: 15 October 2012 / Accepted: 18 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 14179-14195; doi:10.3390/s121014179
Received: 20 August 2012; in revised form: 5 October 2012 / Accepted: 10 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 14004-14021; doi:10.3390/s121014004
Received: 2 August 2012; in revised form: 28 September 2012 / Accepted: 6 October 2012 / Published: 17 October 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 13545-13566; doi:10.3390/s121013545
Received: 16 July 2012; in revised form: 1 October 2012 / Accepted: 2 October 2012 / Published: 9 October 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 13480-13490; doi:10.3390/s121013480
Received: 21 August 2012; in revised form: 27 September 2012 / Accepted: 27 September 2012 / Published: 8 October 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(9), 11853-11869; doi:10.3390/s120911853
Received: 25 June 2012; in revised form: 9 August 2012 / Accepted: 13 August 2012 / Published: 29 August 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(9), 11638-11660; doi:10.3390/s120911638
Received: 6 July 2012; in revised form: 15 August 2012 / Accepted: 22 August 2012 / Published: 27 August 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(9), 11527-11543; doi:10.3390/s120911527
Received: 18 June 2012; in revised form: 6 August 2012 / Accepted: 16 August 2012 / Published: 24 August 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(8), 10890-10905; doi:10.3390/s120810890
Received: 18 June 2012; in revised form: 27 July 2012 / Accepted: 1 August 2012 / Published: 7 August 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(8), 10639-10658; doi:10.3390/s120810639
Received: 1 July 2012; in revised form: 27 July 2012 / Accepted: 1 August 2012 / Published: 3 August 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(6), 7587-7597; doi:10.3390/s120607587
Received: 27 April 2012; in revised form: 30 May 2012 / Accepted: 4 June 2012 / Published: 7 June 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(6), 7598-7613; doi:10.3390/s120607598
Received: 19 April 2012; in revised form: 29 May 2012 / Accepted: 1 June 2012 / Published: 7 June 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(6), 7701-7718; doi:10.3390/s120607701
Received: 19 April 2012; in revised form: 28 May 2012 / Accepted: 1 June 2012 / Published: 7 June 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(6), 7529-7547; doi:10.3390/s120607529
Received: 13 April 2012; in revised form: 24 May 2012 / Accepted: 27 May 2012 / Published: 4 June 2012
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