Special Issue "Agricultural Route Planning and Feasibility"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2019).
Interests: operations and production management; information and communication technology; smart farming, system analyses; sustainability of innovative technologies
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Agriculture is moving into an area of smart farming, where advanced data management, intelligent machines, and autonomous vehicles are working together to enable system optimization, support decision-making in real-time, smart analyses and planning, etc. Currently, information and communication technologies provide the potential for these advancements, but traditional operations management must be supplemented with new planning features, such as advanced route planning, to take full advantage. Route planning systems must be able to cope with multi-objective criteria, such as operations efficiency, adverse effects on soil disturbance and compaction, dynamic optimization in real-time, fast algorithms, etc.
In this Special Issue, we are open to contributions (research papers and a limited number of reviews) exploring the development and advancement of route planning systems for smart farming including agri-food supply chains. It includes both deterministic and dynamic route planning systems, combined planning for co-operating machines and vehicles, planning with multiple criteria (operational efficiency, field readiness, workability, soil compaction, etc.), and planning systems for both manually operated machines and autonomous vehicles. Integrated route planning systems with digital farming concepts (connection with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies providing automatic input/output for the planning systems, integration with scheduling and mission planning, etc.), and the estimation of cost-benefit are also welcome.
Dr. Claus G. Sørensen
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- Vehicle routing
- Path planning
- Field efficiency
- Area coverage planning
- Field logistics
- Fleet management