Special Issue "Computational Intelligence in Agriculture and Natural Resources"
A special issue of Inventions (ISSN 2411-5134). This special issue belongs to the section "Inventions and innovation in Design, Modeling and Computing Methods".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2019
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos G. Arvanitis
Laboratory of Farm Machinery, Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering, School of Agricultural Production, Engineering and Environment, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos Str., Botanikos 11855, Athens, Greece
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Interests: instrumentation and automation in agriculture; advanced process control; optimization techniques and computational intelligence; wireless sensor networks; ICT applications in agriculture; energy management and control of autonomous smart grids; Internet of things and cloud computing
Dr. Dinos Ferentinos
Department of Agricultural Engineering, Institute of Soil and Water Resources, Hellenic Agricultural Organization “Demeter”, 61 Dimokratias Av., Athens 13561, Greece
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Interests: artificial intelligence in agriculture; deep learning; wireless sensor networks; controlled environment agriculture; hydroponics
Computational intelligence (CI) encompasses a large part of artificial intelligence (AI) methodologies, which are mainly inspired by natural processes and systems, and are used to solve real-world problems to which the application of conventional methods can be problematic due to their high complexity and their inherent stochastic nature. A variety of such real-world problems exist in the areas of agriculture and natural resources. The processes involved are usually complex, with many uncertainties, and CI-based methodologies often constitute the only feasible approach to their modelling, design, and optimization.
The aim of this Special Issue is to gather and present recent works where CI methodologies are developed for solving complex problems in the fields of agriculture and natural resources. We invite you to contribute to this issue by submitting comprehensive reviews, case studies, or research articles that focus on scientific methods and technological tools, in order to provide an opportunity for learning the state-of-the-art and for discussion on future directions in computational intelligence in agriculture and natural resources fields. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of computational intelligence (CI):
- CΙ-based decision support systems
- CΙ tools in precision agriculture
- CΙ techniques in agricultural robotics and automation equipment
- CI in autonomous agricultural vehicles
- CI paradigms in agricultural UAVs and drones
- CI and agricultural knowledge-based systems
- CI in agricultural optimization management
- intelligent interfaces and human–machine interaction
- CI in machine vision and image/signal processing
- CI in machine learning, deep learning, and pattern recognition
- neural networks, fuzzy systems, neuro-fuzzy systems
- agents and multi-agent systems
- heuristic and meta-heuristic algorithms
- intelligent systems for animal feeding and management
- CI in crop phenotyping and analysis
- CI in protected horticulture
- CI in remote sensing in agriculture and natural resources
- CI in food engineering and cold chain logistics
- CI in Big Data analysis and management
- CI in agricultural data mining and information extraction
- CI in smart sensors and Internet of Things
- CI in cloud computing
- web intelligence and semantic web
- CI in fault detection and diagnosis
- CI in augmented and virtual reality
- CI in water, irrigation, and drainage management
- CI in the management and control of smart grids
- CI in the management of renewable energy sources
- CI in the management and control of energy mini- and micro-grids
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos G. Arvanitis
Dr. Dinos Ferentinos
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