Information Technology for Agri-Food

A special issue of Informatics (ISSN 2227-9709). This special issue belongs to the section "Industrial Informatics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2023) | Viewed by 497

Special Issue Editors

Stake Lab., University of Molise, Contrada di Fonte Lappone, 86090 Pesche, IS, Italy
Interests: blockchain and distributed ledgers; supply chain management; social network analysis; content/sentiment analysis
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Premotec GmbH, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
Interests: smart data; search engine concept; search engine visualisation; interoperability; food supply chain; food safety; nutritional quality; traceability; authenticity; food transparency
Department of Sustainability, Biotechnology and Agroindustry Division, ENEA—Italian National Agency of New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, C.R. Casaccia, Via Anguillarese 301, 00123 Rome, Italy
Interests: metrology in food and nutrition; atomic spectroscopic and mass spectrometry techniques; reference materials; food quality; safety and traceability; sustainability of agrifood systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The widespread availability and universal digitalization of data and information are today the basis for the radical innovation of entire production sectors, including the agri-food sector, where a profound renewal is taking place, made possible by technologies, such as big data analytics, robotics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, internet of things, and distributed ledger/blockchain. This overall change is creating the conditions to improve food quality and safety, guarantee origin and authenticity of raw materials and products, increase yield and profitability of agri-food productions, enhance innovation of products and processes and sustainability of agri-food systems, boost traceability and transparency, promote healthy diets, and protect consumers.

This Special Issue is dedicated to IT-based innovation in the agri-food sector and calls for contributions to address the following application areas by leveraging the above technologies, as well as any other that may have been identified as appliable to the purpose:

  • Measurement and tracing of the quality and safety of agri-food productions;
  • Monitoring sustainability of agri-food production processes;
  • Automation of agri-food production processes;
  • Economic optimization of agri-food supply chains;
  • Prevention of food frauds;
  • Management of transport logistics and storage of agri-food products;
  • Increase food transparency;
  • Crop disease prevention and diagnostics;
  • Support for the agroecological transition;
  • Data models for agri-food domains;
  • Search engines for agri-food domains;
  • Integration of ICT to support agri-food system digitalization.

Prof. Dr. Remo Pareschi
Dr. Karl Presser
Dr. Claudia Zoani
Guest Editors

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  • agri-food
  • food traceability
  • supply chain management
  • data models for agri-food
  • blockchain
  • internet-of-things
  • artificial intelligence

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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